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#FreeThemAll Days of Action events by state

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Here is a listing of #FreeThemAll days of action events by state. You can find out what's happening, both online and in person (socially distanced and COVID-19 safe), near you. Many of these events are also part of the 49 Years After Attica: Decarcerate Now month of action.

See our guide "How to stay safer at a protest."
 

California

Webinar: Attica Means Fight Back!
Tuesday September 8: Virtual
5:00-7:00pm PT - Join the California Coaltion for Women Prisoners & Freedom Archives for a webinar about cultivating resistance during the time of the Attica Prison Uprising and today. Register here to participate.


#FreeThemAll Car Rally
Wednesday September 9: San Diego
10:00am-noon - Join the American Friends Service Committee and partners for a car rally starting at Chicano Park.


Attic Uprising & Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: Webinar
Thursday September 10: Virtual
6:00-7:00 pm PT 


Social Distanced San Quentin Vigil
Sunday September 13: San Quentin
5:30-8:00pm - Join No Justice Under Capitalism, No More Deaths, Mass Release Now and Attica to San Quentin for a social-distanced vigil in front of San Quentin State Prison. Email Diana Block at diana@womenprisoners.org for more information.


The Power of Activism to Free Them All Facebook Live
Saturday September 12
Noon-1:00pm ET - Join AFSC for a virtual walking tour of the newest mural in Chicano Park which honors the life of Anastasion Hernandez Rojas, a longtime resident of San Diego who was brutally beaten and killed by border agents in May of 2010. Join the event here.

 

District of Columbia

Webinar: Helping to get your loved one out who is serving a life sentence
Thursday September 21: Zoom
10:00am ET - Join DC Cure for a webinar. Register here

Florida

Car Caravan to #FreeThemAll and Stop ICE from Forcing Muslim Detainees to Eat Pork
Saturday September 12: Miami
11:00am-1:00pm - Join American Friends Service Committee, Mustino Times, Muslim Advocates, CAIR FL, FLIC, UWD, Immigrant Action Alliance, ICNA Council for Social Justice, and TV MLM Alternative for a car rally to demand ICE immediately stop forcing detained Muslims to eat pork and that they free our brothers and sisters from immigrant detention during the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Starting Location: USCIS Field Office: 14675 SW 120th St. Miami, FL 33186  Ending location: Krome Detention Center) Register here. 

Illinois

From Attica to Abolition Art Exhibit
Tuesday September 1- Monday September 15: Chicago
Come see a collection of images curated to mark the legacy of the Attica prison uprising 49 years ago, and the contemporary movement to #FreeThemAll at the PO Box Collective  (6900 N Glenwood Ave.) Take a look at our street facing gallery, and pick up resources to learn about Attica and help you take action on current abolitionist campaigns. Pop up events will be announced. Featuring work by: Ivan Arenas, Robert Boyd, Francisco Estrada, Darrell Fair, Maria Gaspar, Aaron Hughes, Kirk, Damon Locks, Charles McLaurin, Josh McPhee, Flynard Miller, Roger Peet, Grae Rosa, Aija Suuta, Monica Trinidad, and Zola. Original artwork by men at Stateville Maximum Security Prison courtesy of the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project. Other artwork courtesy of justseeds.org. Archival images courtesy of Interference Archives. Curated by Aaron Hughes and Mary Zerkel. 


Banner Build for the Movement
Saturday September 12: Chicago
5:00-7:30m - Join our art build at the PO Box Collective (6900 N Glenwood Ave.) for abolitionist campaigns, see the From Attica to Abolition art exhibit, and learn how you can support the call to #FreeThemAll! We will be outdoors, socially distanced, and masks are required (we can provide one for you if you don't have one).

 

Iowa

Racism in Our Own Backyard Community Forum
Tuesday September 22: Zoom
6:00 pm ET - Join the Iowa Justice Action Network Inc. for a forum about racial inequities in criminal justice in Iowa and Black Hawk County. Email allen.hays@uni.edu to register.

Maryland

Webinar: From Attica to Decarceration Amid the Pandemic
Thursday September 21: Zoom
7:00pm ET - Join the Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform for a webinar. Register here

Massachusetts

Webinar: It's a Crime: Using Technical Violations to Reincarcerate
Thursday September 17: Zoom
5:00-7:00pm ET: Join the Coalition for Effective Public Safety, Charles Hamilton Institute of Race and Justice and Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism for a webinar. Register here

MICHIGAN

CARavan action around women's prison
Saturday September 12: Ypsilanti
1:30pm - Meet up for banner making swag and education distro at Wall Park (7401 Platt Road)
2:45pm - CARavan starts. Organizers will provide clear guidance for CARavan at meet up location. Join us rain or shine! #FreeThemAll #LetMIPeopleGO #CareNotCages


Webinar: Life Without Parole Symposium
Wednesday September 30: Zoom
2:00pm ET - Join the Sentencing Project's Campaign to End Life Imprisonment, Wayne State University and people service life at Detroit Reentry Center. Register here

New Hampshire

45,000 Quilt Display to #FreeThemAll
Saturday September 12: Concord
10:00-11:00am - Join the Kent Street Coalition Human Rights Working Group and AFSC to hear speakers and see the 45,000 Quilt created by activists and artists in NH and beyond to celebrate our immigrant community at 1 Eagle Square.

 

NEW JERSEY

#FreeEDC rally to demand everyone be released from the Elizabeth Detention Center
Thursday September 10: Elizabeth
11:00am - Rally at the Elizabeth Detention Center (625 Evans Street)
Learn more about the #FreeEDC campaign here


NY and NY Phone Zap to Free Them All
Friday September 11: Zoom
Noon-1:00pm ET -  A #FreeThemAll phone zap to call on officials to demand the release of our family, friends, and community members from detention in New Jersey & New York and more. More information and registraton here.

 

NEW YORK

Teach In and March
Wednesday Sept. 9: New York City, Foley Square
11:00am -Teach-in will lift up the concerns of people incarcerated during this pandemic and how they connect to the demands of the Attica uprising 49 years ago. After the teach-in, we will march to and around the Tombs in the fashion of a Jericho walk with signs demanding freedom of protection for those inside and songs from Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir. Register here.


Teach In and Sing Along
Saturday Sept. 12: New York City, Metropolitan Detention Center
11:00am - Teach-in and freedom songs sing along. Register here.   


Attica is Now! Rally to #FreeThemAll
Sunday September 13: New York City, Foley Square
1:00pm - Join the Release Aging People in Prison/RAPP Campaign for a rally that will take place in person and virtually. Register here

NORTH CAROLINA

Piedmont Triad Area

Sanctuary Leader’s #FreeThemAll CARavan for Justice
August 27th-29th: Sanctuary Leaders are organizing a #FreeThemAll Caravan. Juana Tobar Ortega, Jose Chicas, Eliseo Jimenez have been resisting detention by remaining in sanctuary for the last several years in North Carolina. The caravan will highlight local demands for justice from several partner groups and will be registering participants who are eligible to vote.
Please RSVP here to participate. 

Wednesday August 26: Virtual 
6:00pm ET Sign-making Party
Virtual (details provided when you register)


Thursday August 27: Burlington, Graham, High Point and Greensboro
1:00pm Caravan from Burlington to High Point
Meet at Down Home NC office: 1250 Plaza Dr, Burlington, NC 27215
4:00pm Caravan from High Point to Greensboro
Meet at Oak Hollow Festival Park: 1841 Eastchester Dr, High Point, NC 27265


Friday August 28: Durham, Raleigh
11:00am Caravan through Durham
Meet at School for Conversion: 923 Onslow St, Durham, NC 27705
3:00pm Caravan through Raleigh
Meet at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607


Saturday, August 29: Durham
10 am-1pm Fundraiser and Food with Sanctuary Families
1 pm Press Conference 
 Meet at School for Conversion: 923 Onslow St, Durham, NC 27705

Oregon

FreeThemAll Vigil in Independence (POSTPONED DUE TO WILD FIRES)
Thursday September 10: Independence
7:30-8:30 pm - Vigil at Independence Riverside Park at 50 C St.


Oregon/Washington #FreeThemAll Virtual Rally (POSTPONED DUE TO WILDFIRES)
Friday September 11: Facebook
4:00-5:00pm PT - Rally on AFSC Oregon Facebook page with speakers from across the Northwest to educate and call to action for abolition of immigration detention and the general prison system and in support of #FreeThemAll. Lifting up the call #FromAtticaToAbolition. Learn about NW Detention Center (a GEO private immigration prison), the recent OR victory to get ICE out of a county prison and hear about the local work for prison abolition. Will include music and speakers and lots of energy! Join at https://www.facebook.com/afsc.portland 
 
 

Pennsylvania

Prisoner's Families Dinner
Sunday September 20: Philadelphia
6:00-800 pm - Families of people currently and formerly incarcerated people can join Building Fearless Futures, SHOFAM, Culinary 4 Commisary, and Musa Henderson Foundation for a free dinner honoring these families and their continued work to release their loved ones. (One Art Community Center, 1431-35 N 52nd St. and 52nd and Media)

VIRGINIA

Free Them All VA Livestream Actionar
Friday September 11: Facebook
6:45 pm ET - Join the Free Them All VA Coalition in demanding that Virginia electeds free everyone detained and imprisoned in the state and learn more about the work of La ColectiVA, Sanctuary DMV, DC IWOC, SURJ NoVa, NoVa DSA, and other coalition members through this livestream actionar. Join the Facebook live event here

 

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