Cruel and Unusual - the Story of the Angola 3

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Please join us on April 22, 2018 from 2-4:30 PM at the Media Theater for a film screening of Cruel and Unusual - the Story of the Angola 3. The film screen will be followed by a talk with distinguished psychology professor, Craig Haney, and Marie Levin. Free refreshments will be provided!

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 follows their decades-long struggle for justice and the building of a national and international movement to end solitary confinement.

Speakers:
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.
Refreshments following the event by MOMM's Pastries and others.

Co-hosts: UC Presidential Chair, CA Families Against Solitary Confinement, End Solitary Santa Cruz County

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, Aptos; UC Santa Cruz Legal Studies Program; Veterans for Peace, Santa Cruz; Watsonville Brown Berets

Please register in the link below!

Location: 
Media Theater
Admission: 
Free
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Registration is required!

Event dates: 
04/22/2018 - 2:00pm