Indigenous Resistance: Flower Comes to Speak
Friday August 10th, 2012 – Prisoner Justice Day
[See bottom of post for list of other PJD 2012 actions and events]
6:00 – 9:00 PM
378 Aylmer St N.
Sustained Engagements, in partnership with Community Race Relations Committee (CRRC) is honoured to host a local talk with Francine “Flower” Doxtator, grandmother and Haudenosaunee Land Defender, who will be outlining her experiences with Land Reclamation Actions and the subsequent criminalization and targeting she has faced for exercising her treaty
Flower took part in the walk for “Peace, Respect, and Friendship” on April 28th 2012 to raise awareness of Six Nations Land Rights in Grand River and to bring attention to the broken treaties of the two-row wampum. The OPP claimed her participation in this demonstration was a breach of her conditions, stemming from charges incurred by a confrontation between a group of Elders and infamous racist, Gary McHale (who had the support of the OPP) at Kanonhstaton, the “Protected Place” – a Six Nations reclamation site in Caledonia, in February of 2012. Flower is still not legally allowed to return to Kanonhstaton and in order to avoid jail she had to agree to live with her surety in Toronto – away from her home, her community and friends, her daughter, and her four grandchildren.
Check out the April 28th Coalition for more details:
To donate to the Six Nations Land Defense Fund please visit:
This event is being organized in commemoration of Prisoner Justice Day (PJD) on August 10, 2012. PJD marks the day that Eddie Nalon, a man who was incarcerated by the Canadian State, took his own life in 1974 when faced with the ongoing torment of forced segregation. PJD, a now internationally-recognized day of action, has since been earmarked as a day of protest by prisoners, prison abolitionists and their allies in honour of all those who have died unnatural deaths while incarcerated by the Canadian State.
For more information on PJD please visit:
If you would like to get involved in prisoner support and solidarity work please contact The Anarchist Black Cross of Peterborough:
AUGUST 9-10, 2012 – PJD 2012 KINGSTON, ON
The folks at End the Prison Industrial Complex (Kingston) have an EPIC event planned for PJD:
“We invite you to join us early in the morning on August 10th to shut down construction at Collins Bay Penitentiary in honour of Prisoners’ Justice Day. This will also mark the two-year anniversary of the Prison Farms blockade at the same location, a historic mobilization for Kingston. If you don’t live in Kingston and want to come, or if you do live in Kingston and can offer billeting, get in contact with us and we will co-ordinate lodgings with you. Our email is epic [at] riseup [dot] net”
On August 9th EPIC will be hosting Coalition Justice for Levi (www.justiceforlevi.org) for a BBQ and talk. Check out their facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/174355639365265/
AUGUST 9, 2012 – GEORGE HORTON SENTENCING HEARING – TORONTO, ON
Old City Hall (60 Queen St W), Toronto, ON
AUGUST 11, 2012 – PRISONER LETTER WRITING NIGHT / POTLUCK / PTBO ABC LAUNCH – PETERBOROUGH, ON
6pm at The Hotel / 617 George St. N (FNB Kitchen)
We will be distro’ing the most recent PEAK magazine. This is their special Prisoner Edition. We will be writing to friends in jail and prisoners who have expressed interest in receiving mail. Please bring your own pen. Paper and envelopes will be supplied.
Please contact The Anarchist Black Cross of Peterborough if you would like to get involved in prisoner support and solidarity in this area. http://abcptbo.noblogs.org/contact-us/