Anti-Prison Triple Launch (November 27)

Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2016
Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black, Poetry and Essays by Jalil Muntaqim
Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead

at QPIRG Concordia
1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204
(métro Guy-Concordia)


Join us for an evening of conversation, poetry, and celebration against prisons, as we launch the Certain Days calendar, and two new books from Kersplebedeb Publishing: Escaping the Prism… Fade to Black by Jalil Muntaqim, and Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead. Former political prisoner Ed Mead will be joining us by skype.

This event is FREE; the Certain Days calendar and books from Kersplebedeb Publications will be sold.
Food will be served at 6pm
Space is wheelchair accessible
Childcare available on site
Traduction chuchoté disponible de l’anglais vers le français

Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2016
Now in its 14th year of existence, 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.
Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black
Captured in 1971 and railroaded by a COINTELPRO-type FBI operation, Jalil Muntaqim is one of the longest held political prisoners in the world today. This collection of Jalil’s poetry and essays, written from behind the bars of Attica prison, combines the personal and the political, affording readers with a rare opportunity to get to know a man who has spent most of his life — over forty years –- behind bars for his involvement in the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. With an introduction by Walidah Imarisha, and a detailed historical essay by Ward Churchill.
Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead
First imprisoned at the age of thirteen for burning down a school building and stealing cigarettes, Mead would become a revolutionary and co-founder of the George Jackson Brigade, a Seattle-based urban guerrilla group. Reincarcerated following a bank robbery gone wrong, he subsequently organized on the inside in numerous prisons, including with queer prisoners in the legendary Men Against Sexism. Released in 1991, he continues to work against the prison system to this day.
This event is organized by the Certain Days Calendar Collective, Kersplebedeb Publications, and QPIRG Concordia.
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