Ottawa Anti-Prison Triple Launch, January 28th (Certain Days, Escaping the Prism, Lumpen)

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WHERE: University of Ottawa, Gradate Student Association, 601 Cumberland, Room GSAED 307 (in the same building as Cafe Nostalgica — see map below)

WHEN: Thursday, January 28th – 7pm

TRIPLE LAUNCH for …
– Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2016
– Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black, Poetry and Essays by Jalil Muntaqim
– Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead

AGAINST PRISONS, SUPPORT POLITICAL PRISONERS!
AGAINST REPRESSION, SPREAD RESISTANCE!
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Join us for an evening of conversation, poetry, and celebration against prisons, as we launch the Certain Days calendar, and two new books from Kersplebedeb Publishing: Escaping the Prism… Fade to Black by Jalil Muntaqim, and Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead. Former political prisoner Ed Mead will be joining us by skype.

This event is FREE; the Certain Days calendar and books from Kersplebedeb Publications will be sold.

Food will be served
Space is wheelchair accessible
Traduction chuchotée disponible de l’anglais vers le français
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TRIPLE LANCEMENT
– Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2016
– Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black, Poetry and Essays by Jalil Muntaqim
– Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead

Jeudi le 28 janvier à 19h
Édifice GSAÉD, pièce 307
601 rue Cumberland

CONTRE LES PRISONS, EN APPUI AUX PRISONNIER(E)S POLITIQUES!
CONTRE LA RÉPRESSION, ÉTENDONS LA RÉSISTANCE!

Rejoignez-nous pour une soirée de discussion, de poésie et de célébration anti-prison, avec le lancement du calendrier Certain Days et de deux nouveaux livres de chez Kersplebedeb: Escaping the Prism… Fade to Black, et Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead. Ed Mead, ancien prisonnier politique, nous rejoindra par skype.

Cet événement est GRATUIT; les calendriers Certain Days et les livres de Kersplebedeb seront en vente sur place.

Nourriture comprise
Espace accessible par chaise-roulante
Traduction chuchotée disponible de l’anglais vers le français
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*Le calendrier Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners 2016, qui en est à sa 14e année d’édition, est un projet conjoint de financement et d’éducation entre des militant.es de Montréal et Toronto et les prisonniers politiques David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes et Herman Bell, emprisonnés dans l’État de New York.

*Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black
Jalil Muntaqim est prisonnier politique depuis 1971, ayant été ciblé par le programme du genre COINTEL du FBI. Ce recueil de poèmes et d’essais combinant le personnel et le politique nous font mieux connaître un militant pour la libération des noirs qui a passé presque toute sa vie en tôle. Avec une introduction signée Walidah Imarisha et un essai historique détaillé de Ward Churchill.

* Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead
Emprisonné pour la première fois à l’âge de 13 ans pour avoir brûlé une école et volé des cigarettes, Ed Mead a co-fondé la brigade révolutionnaire George Jackson de Seattle, avant d’être emprisonné après un hold-up raté et de devenir un organisateur dans plusieurs prisons, devenant actif dans le mouvement prisonnier queer notamment. Sorti de prison en 1991, il milite encore contre le système carcéral aujourd’hui.

* Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2016
Now in its 14th year of existence, the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal and Toronto and three political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York State: David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes and Herman Bell.

* Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black
Captured in 1971 and railroaded by a COINTELPRO-type FBI operation, Jalil Muntaqim is one of the longest held political prisoners in the world today. This collection of Jalil’s poetry and essays, written from behind the bars of Attica prison, combines the personal and the political, affording readers with a rare opportunity to get to know a man who has spent most of his life — over forty years –- behind bars for his involvement in the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. With an introduction by Walidah Imarisha, and a detailed historical essay by Ward Churchill.

* Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead
First imprisoned at the age of thirteen for burning down a school building and stealing cigarettes, Mead would become a revolutionary and co-founder of the George Jackson Brigade, a Seattle-based urban guerrilla group. Reincarcerated following a bank robbery gone wrong, he subsequently organized on the inside in numerous prisons, including with queer prisoners in the legendary Men Against Sexism. Released in 1991, he continues to work against the prison system to this day.
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