Meeting times changed, and upcoming Michelle Alexander event

Hello!

Our meeting times have changed to Thursdays at 7pm, still at Washington Hall. We’re having a special dinner and art-making meeting on Thursday, January 10 at 7pm at Washington Hall to prepare for a street demonstration on January 18 at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel in Seattle at 11:30am.  That day, Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, will be the keynote speaker at the King County Bar Association’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon.

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We think its a great opportunity to let people who care about resisting racism and criminalization know that our County is planning to build a new jail for youth and we’ve got to stop it.  Michelle Alexander’s book has gotten enormous attention because a lot of people are realizing that our prison system is a monstrous, racist nightmare that has been growing wildly for the last few decades.  Here in Seattle, we have a chance to stop one of the frontiers of that growth by stopping the building of this new youth jail. Please join us on the 10th for dinner and art-making, and please join us on the 18th to help spread the word about stopping this jail building project.

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