CERTAIN DAYS 2015: Land, Nature, Earth Liberation
SCAPEGOAT Issue 07: Incarceration
UNDOCUMENTED: The Architecture of Migrant Detention
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 6pm-9pm
at QPIRG Concordia
1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204
QPIRG Concordia presents a TRIPLE-LAUNCH of three publications related to prison justice and prison abolition:
– Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2015: Land, Nature, Earth Liberation
– Scapegoat Issue 07: Incarceration
– Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention
Activists and editors involved with the publications will be present (some via skype), and all publications will be available for sale and distribution.
Free – Welcome to All
On-site childcare available.
Traduction chuchotée – anglais-français
Food and drinks will be available.
About the publications:
Certain Days 2015: Land, Nature, Earth Liberation
The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal and Toronto and three political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York State: David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes and Herman Bell. We are committed to doing work grounded in an anti-imperialist and anti-racist perspective. We work in solidarity with anti-colonial struggles, political prisoners and the rights of undocumented citizens and migrants. We are queer and trans liberationist. We raise awareness of political prisoners and prisoners of war (PP/POWs) in North America and abroad, many of whom are now in their third decade of imprisonment. People on the streets should understand the history of today’s social justice movements and how that history is linked to solidarity for PPs/POWs. In addition to building that historical awareness, we emphasize the ongoing involvement and continued commitment of PPs/POWs in these same movements. To read more about this year’s theme of Land, Nature and Earth Liberation, visit: www.certaindays.org/?q=welcome
Scapegoat Issue 07: Incarceration
This issue of Scapegoat addresses the design and construction of spaces of punishment from an abolitionist perspective, insisting emphatically on the abolition of all forms of incarceration as a key component in the struggle against wider systems and practices of domination. We hope that this edition will address some of the persistent questions of how to understand incarceration, and how and why to realize its annihilation. This issue was conceived to advance this discussion not only for architects, scholars, and activists, but also for prisoners, families, friends, and other allies. It was composed from a selection of open-call submissions. Our hope is that this is an issue that has something for everyone concerned. Prison abolition is a highly misunderstood and scandalizing proposition, and we hope that there are enough entry points here to contribute in some way to broadening the understanding of these issues, to cultivating alliances, and implementing tactics and strategies of transformative justice. Edited by Nasrin Himada and Chris Lee
Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention
Merging graphic novel with architectural design, academic research with oral storytelling, Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention is a visual exploration of migrant detention in Canada written and illustrated by Tings Chak. This forthcoming graphic novel is published by The Architecture Observer (Montreal/Amsterdam), and is supported through the ongoing work of the End Immigration Detention Network.