Sunday, April 22, 2018
Doors Open: 1:30 PM
Program Starts: 2:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Reel Work Labor Film Festival Presents
Together to End Solitary
Cruel and Unusual – the Story of the Angola 3
3 Black men, over 113 years in solitary confinement torture in the USA, framed for organizing against injustice inside Angola Prison in Louisiana.
The film documents their decades-long struggle for justice and to build a national and international movement to end solitary confinement.
Craig Haney, PhD in psychology, Juris Doctorate (JD), academic specialization: psychology and law. Expert witness in Angola 3's lawsuit in Louisiana; Ashker V. Brown in California; January 17, 2018 Canadian ban on federal indefinite solitary confinement; and numerous lawsuits on behalf of incarcerated people. UCSC Distinguished Professor of Psychology; UC Presidential Chair, 2015-2018; Co-Director, UC Criminal Justice & Health Consortium.
Marie Levin, African American woman, organizer, and minister; California Families Against Solitary Confinement, Essie Justice Group, NLGSF Prisoner Advocacy Network, Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition; owner of MOMM's Pastries, employer of formerly incarcerated people; sister of Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, co-author of the Agreement to End Hostilities, and 1 of 4 Principle Negotiators for CA prisoners challenging conditions in California's Security Housing Units (SHU) and general prison population.
Followed by reception
Co-hosts: CA Families Against Solitary Confinement, End Solitary Santa Cruz, University of California Santa Cruz
Co-sponsors: ACLU-NC, Santa Cruz County Chapter; NAACP SC County Branch #1071; Peace and Freedom Party SC County; Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos; Temple Beth El; Veterans for Peace, Santa Cruz
Parking information: ADA accessible, parking lot by Media Theater
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