Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Millions for Prisoners March on ATX

An action in solidarity with the Millions for Prisoners March on Washington (August 19th #A19 in Washington DC) to #EndSlavery #AbolishThe13th #AmendThe13th .

Co-sponsored by
Counter Balance: ATX, Campaign to End Torture (Chicago, IL), Free Alabama Movement, Texas Jail Project, Grassroots Leadership, ICE Fuera de Austin/ICE Out of Austin, Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, Aliana Latina Internacional, Inmate Lives Matter - Texas Chapter, Fight for 15 Texas, Prison Justice League, Prison Abolition Prisoner Support - it is not too late to come on as a co-sponsor!

Most people believed the 13th Amendment abolished slavery, but its actual text is: 

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

In other words, prisoners are legally considered slaves!!! This is a travesty that must be stopped. Join us! 

What: Rally
Where: Travis County Jail 500 W 10th St, Austin, TX 78701 
When: Saturday August 12th noon-2pm
How: Please bring school supplies and backpacks for children whose parents are incarcerated.
Why: To Abolish Slavery once and for all! 
Activities will include: coloring for the kiddos, speakers, music, and postcard writing 

Can't make the rally? Sign the petition or drop off school supplies 

Confirmed Speakers: 

Rose Collins, mother of Jason and Jeremy Hammond, on having both of her twins incarcerated
Brad Crowder, Fight for 15, on his experiences while incarcerated in the Bureau of Prisons 
Sonia Escobedo and Alysia Duemler of PAPS on their experience in local jail 
Ronnie Goodwin, Prison Abolition Prisoner Support, on not wanting to send his brother's killer to prison
Martina Grifaldo with Alianza Latina Internacional, speaking on Immigrant Detention Centers from the perspective of trafficked women 
Annette Price 
Fredrick Womack, co-founder AMP 360, father, business student at Austin Community College, formerly incarcerated

There will also be some incarcerated speakers across the razor wire, come in person to find out! 

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