ACCESSIBILITY UPDATE: Unfortunately, at this time we have yet to secure a second interpreter. Kate Lewis will be working to the best of her abilities. This means that unfortunately there will be segments of our programming that may not be interpreted including musical performances, singing, and the like - she will negotiate how to proceed with the Deaf attendees as these segments come up. This applies to the workshop being lead between the hours of 5-6pm as well.
If you have fold up chairs, we are encouraging folks to bring them if feasible, for yourselves and/or to share with community/attendees.
Prisoners' Justice Day is a day of mourning and remembrance for all of those people who have died behind prison walls. Since 1975 people inside have fasted and refused to work as a way to honour those that have been lost. People in the community fast and organize vigils and other community events in solidarity with prisoners and other people who are held by the state against their will (in immigration detention, psychiatric detention, etc.). PJD is also an opportunity to talk about the harms caused by the Prison Industrial Complex and to advocate for alternatives to prison.
We will be having a teach-in about the PIC from 5-530
Then, join us at 6:00 for speakers and a rally including speakers from:
AIDS Action Now
Prisoners Correspondence Project
Everyday Abolition/Abolition Every Day
Performance by Faith Nolan
++ Letter writing, march, reading of names & candle light vigil
For more information about PJD and how/why it started: http://www.prisonjustice.ca/politics/1014_history.html
Kids and families welcome! There will be a kids corner with crafts/activities and music throughout the night.
Accessibility: some paved areas, grass and some uneven ground. Nearest accessible TTC station: Broadview ( http://www.ttc.ca/Subway/Stations/Broadview/station.jsp
More info coming soon!
On behalf of the organizing collective, we apologize for not providing a fully ASL accessible event and we will continue to work towards changing this for future events and prioritizing that all accessibility necessities are met well in advance.