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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Cruel and Unusual – the Story of the Angola 3


Doors Open: 1:30 PM
Program Starts: 2:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM

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Sponsor: Reel Work Labor Film Festival, UC Presidential Chair
Place: UCSC Media Theater (Performing Arts M110)
453 Kerr Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
ADA accessible, free parking in Performing Arts Lot 126
Accessibility: Wheelchair, Restrooms, Parking

Reel Work Labor Film Festival Presents

Together to End Solitary

Free film, discussion, and reception with refreshments

Cruel and Unusual – the Story of the Angola 3

3 Black men collectively served 114 years in solitary confinement torture in the USA. They were 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. UC Presidential Chair, 2015-2018; UCSC Distinguished Professor of Psychology; Co-Director, UC Criminal Justice & Health Consortium.

Marie Levin, African American woman, organizer, and minister. Marie works with California Families Against Solitary Confinement, Essie Justice Group, NLG SF Prisoner Advocacy Network, and Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition. She owns the small Oakland business, MOMM's Pastries, an employer of formerly incarcerated people. Marie is the sister of Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, co-drafter 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 from 4:30-5:30 pm.

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; Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome Racism (SCCCCOR); Temple Beth El, Aptos; UC Santa Cruz Legal Studies Program; Veterans for Peace, Santa Cruz; Watsonville Brown Berets.

Directions and parking information: Follow UCSC signs saying "Cruel & Unusual Film Screening"

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Parking: ADA accessible, free parking in Parking Lot 126, Performing Arts

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Contact Information:
Contact: Willow
Phone: 831-325-3251
Admission: No Charge

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Volunteer: Setup, Front Table, Cleanup, Petitioning, Flyering, Email signup on digital devices