WATCH THE VIDEO from SURJ Bay Area's May 2 Event
When We Fight We Win:
Building Community Power to Dismantle the Prison System
On Thursday, May 2, SURJ Bay Area hosted a panel discussion focused on strategies formerly incarcerated-led and -staffed organizations use to shift policy at the state and local levels. Moderated by former Black Panther leader and activist Ericka Huggins, the panel featured Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All of Us or None Senior Organizer Sandra Johnson, Initiate Justice Policy Director Eric Henderson, and CURB Statewide Co-Cordinators Ivette Alé and Amber Rose Howard. All proceeds from this event went to LSPC/AOUON, Initiate Justice, and CURB, with specific focus on supporting this year's Quest for Democracy Day on May 20th, an annual advocacy day led by formerly incarcerated people and families with incarcerated loved ones to bring their voices to elected officials in Sacramento.
You can still donate to support the mobilization here.
Register for Quest for Democracy Day here.
Wednesday, May 8 • 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Equity Indicators & the People's Budget: Week 4 - Public Health
Join Community Ready Corps Allies and Accomplices for this deep dive into the Equity Indicators Report for the City of Oakland. Released last year, it clearly shows the effects of white supremacy on our community. Oakland received a failing score of 33.5 out of a possible 100 across all indicators, the lowest score of all cities that participated in this national study. This week's workshop on the Oakland Public Health Equity Indicators is the fourth of a 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City's budget and policies. Event is free. More info about this session and upcoming sessions here.
Location: ACCE, 2501 International Boulevard, Oakland