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About 20 people, mainly women of color, braved the cold to join Carolyn Hill outside the Department of Human Services in lighting candles for loved ones we are separated from this holiday season due to the foster care system, prison system, immigration policies, poverty, war… Ms Hill’s nieces were taken from her care by DHS because she lacked a GED. This is her second Christmas without them, and they without her. It was announced that Kimberly Rivera has been freed from prison and reunited with her newborn and family for the holidays.
Wednesday, Dec 18 4:30-5:30pm at the Department of Human Services (DHS) 1515 Arch St, Philadelphia (program at 5pm)
Join Carolyn Hill in lighting a candle for a loved one not home for the holidays because in foster care, group home, prison, solitary confinement, psych ward, juvenile or immigrant detention, nursing home, a juvenile lifer, poverty draft ....
A multi-racial group of about 60 people gathered at the Germantown Friends School for a forum on solitary confinement on September 21. The crowd included Formerly Incarcerated Persons (FIPs), family members with loved ones inside, the religious community, students, and women’s, prisoner rights, civil rights, disability rights, peace and justice groups (see list of groups represented at the end). The speakers were excellent and much of the audience participated in the lively discussion.
One victory of the 9-week California prisoners’ hunger strike was the commitment of California Senate and Assembly Chairs of Public Safety Loni Hancock and Tom Ammiano to convene a series of hearings in response to the strikers’ demands. The first of these historic and powerful hearings was held yesterday in Sacramento. Below is the statement to the hearing from the Global Women’s Strike, Women of Color/GWS and US PROStitutes Collective.
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
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