🗓️✨ Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is doing an open call for abolition-related art and article submissions to feature in the calendar.
Deadline to submit is June 14, 2022!
Check out the submission guidelines here: certaindays.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2023-call-for-submissions.pdf
See you on Thursday, April 7th, 2022, at 6pm EST!
Register on Zoom: https://bit.ly/Dispatches_PoliticalPrisoners
Join Dispatches from the Struggle in welcoming Leena Al-Arian and Daniel McGowan, who will bring their decades of experience to engage in dialogue on their intersecting and collaborative work defending the civil liberties and freedoms and advocating for the rights of political prisoners, with moderator Jamila Hammami, Co-Organizer of External & Labor Relations at the CUNY Adjunct Project.
Leena Al-Arian is a Palestinian-American organizer and human rights advocate based in Massachusetts. She is the Executive Director of the Coalition for Civil Freedoms (CCF), a survivor-led nonprofit advocacy organization that was founded in 2010 to challenge the abuses of the domestic “War on Terror,” including the post-9/11 criminalization of Muslim communities, profiling, preemptive prosecution and the targeting of individuals based on manufactured or thought crimes, excessively harsh prison sentences, & inhumane prison conditions. Leena has worked at a number of human rights & civic engagement nonprofits including American Muslims for Palestine, United Voices, and the Middle East Children’s Alliance. She holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago. She is a contributor to the volume, Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora (Edinburgh University Press, 2016).
Daniel McGowan is a former political prisoner & former member of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). He spent 48 months in experimental Communication Management Units (CMUs) operated by the federal Bureau of Prisons during his seven year sentence. Daniel has been involved with political prisoner support & prison struggles for most of his activist life. He is currently a member of the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar collective, Books Through Bars & Anarchist Black Cross. Daniel works on the campaign to defend & free anarchist political prisoner Eric King & is an advisory board member of the Civil Liberties Defense Center & Coalition for Civil Freedoms. Daniel is a lifelong New Yorker & grew up in Far Rockaway, Queens, NYC.
Dispatches from the Struggle is a series that focuses on intersectional community organizing and social movement struggles. Dispatches from the Struggle seeks to connect struggles and build solidarity and power across movements and is free and open to the global community.
Questions? Contact the Co-Organizer of External & Labor Relations at the Adjunct Project and Founder & Organizer of Dispatches from the Struggle, Jamila Hammami, [email protected]
Join Civil Liberties Defense Center this Thursday, March 24th at 6:00pm EST to learn about supporting movement participants through incarceration, release, and transition back home from people who have lived it. Former political prisoners will share their experiences of support as well as how they continue to support people held behind the walls.
Panelists will include Daniel McGowan, Michael "Rattler" Markus, Linda Evans, Ray Luc Levasseur and Luke O'Donovan
You can register for the event at https://cldc.org/event/032422
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WESPAC is selling the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar from our office in White Plains! You can email or call us to set up contactless pick up. The theme for 2022 is: Creating a New World in the Shell of the Old.
Below are a few photos from this beautiful calendar- the cover, January art, and a wonderful essay by Shukri Abu-Baker, a political prisoner & one of the Holy Land 5.
The calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers and Xinachtli (s/n Alvaro Luna Hernandez), a political prisoner held in Texas. Learn more about the project at certaindays.org.
Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar
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Invitation to Revolt, Freedom Thru Marronage -
Featuring writings, a zine library, posters, and software to format your own zines!
Also, before the new year hits, grab your Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar from justseeds, Burning Books or AK Press here: certaindays.org/distributors
Proceeds from the calendar were divided amongst Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association (Palestine), Release Aging People in Prison - RAPP, Barton Prisoner Solidarity Project, Austin Anarchist Black Cross, Prison Health News, Tucson Anti-Repression Crew (twitter.com/tucsonarc), Solidarity Across Borders (twitter.com/tucsonarc), NYC Books through Bars, and Mongoose Distro (mongoosedistro.com)
Buy your 2022 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar from Blue Heron Books & Zines! Copies are $15 each with proceeds going to support political prisoner organizations across Turtle Island. To get your copy: come by Blue Heron during open hours with $15 or message us with your name and contact info on facebook or instagram. (pre-payment much preferred :)). We will contact you when your calendar is available for pick-up! Deadline to order is December 9th so we can ensure calendars arrive in time for 2022. And check out Certain Days online: https://www.certaindays.org/
The 2022 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar by our incredible friends @ Certain Days is now live and ready for orders!
So excited to announce that the 2022 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is ready for pre-order!
As always, it's full of beautiful art and writings, and will support many different grassroots groups. Check it out 🖤❤💝
We want your art and words in the 2022 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar!
You may think we are tripping. Why are we talking about 2022 in June? Well, as it turns out, calendars take a long time to make! So, make some art, dig through what you already have or write us an article on our theme:
CREATING A NEW WORLD IN THE SHELL OF THE OLD
We are looking for 12 pieces of art and 12 short essays to feature in the calendar, which hangs in more than 6,000 homes, workplaces, prison cells, and community spaces around the world. We encourage contributors to submit both new and existing work. We especially seek submissions from people in prison or jail, so please forward to any prison-based artists and writers.
Deadline: June 14, 2021
See details at certaindays.org or download the call athttps://www.certaindays.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2022-Certain-Days-callout.pdf