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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: 5:00 PM

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Sponsor: Reel Work Labor Film Festival, UCSC
Place: UCSC Media Theater (Performing Arts M110)
453 Kerr Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
ADA accessible, parking lot by Media Theater, 831-325-3251
Accessibility: Wheelchair, Restrooms, Parking

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

Volunteer: Setup, Front Table, Cleanup, Petitioning, Flyering