Start time: 6/19/2019 7:00 PM
End time: 6/19/2019 9:00 PM
Join us for this ongoing, interactive event to help shift the narrative of “criminal” to human being worthy of human rights and dignity.
The exception clause to the 13th Amendment allows for slavery as punishment for a crime:
Section 1. 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.
Juneteenth is considered the Independence Day for Black Americans, infused with a celebration of resiliency, while focusing on the historical arc of the Emancipation Proclamation to the modern day vestiges of slavery taking place within our prisons, and elsewhere, today.
It’s imperative we listen to, and learn from the people suffering the abuse of state sanctioned slavery and support their efforts to expose this human rights crisis taking place within California’s prisons, and elsewhere. Help build awareness and learn how the Prison Industrial Slave Complex affects incarcerated people directly, their families, us and our communities, and hear their leadership on solutions.
Our humanity is at stake!
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St. Oakland, CA
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