Stronger Together! Over 150 members of San Francisco campaigns, projects, and coalitions came together on April 7th, 2018 to build connections to address interlocking impacts of imprisonment, policing, surveillance, courts, and prosecution. Presenters shared information about advocating and organizing with people in jail, the history of policing, participatory defense and bail reform strategies, and tips for talking to the media. The day helped to emphasize the possibility of our strength as a united force and we look forward to building on that momentum.
Thank you again to all of our presenters, tablers, sponsoring organizations, and all those who participated. Together we can fight the increased criminalization, imprisonment, and displacement of Black and Brown people of San Francisco. Look out for more info that came out of the “organizing across campaigns” breakout that we will be sharing in the coming weeks. Proposed next steps include writing a joint community platform against the prison industrial complex, continuing to hold meetings across campaigns, and maintaining communications for sharing events and actions.
Check out a quick summary of the day published by Street Sheet and this short video highlighting community resources shared that day. Please continue to share upcoming actions fighting jails and policing in SF on the summit facebook page.
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Thanks to Everyone who made this Event Happen:
Young Women’s Freedom Center, Causa Justa / Just Cause, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Community United Against Violence, Critical Resistance Oakland, TGI Justice Project, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, SF Taxpayers for Public Safety, Gay Shame, CCSF Solidarity Committee, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, HOMEY, Oakland Power Projects, American Friends Service Committee, Public Bank SF Coalition, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, SURJ SF, DSA – Justice Committee, ANSWER Coalition, Drug Policy Alliance