[act-ma] This Saturday 12/12: International Human Rights Day in Roxbury

B Evans ben.c.evans at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 12:07:32 PST 2015

> Human Rights American Style
> Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every
> year. It commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of
> Human Rights (http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/Language.aspx?LangID=eng)
> by the U.N. in 1948
> This year Jericho Boston has organized an event in Roxbury focused on
> the human rights violations that occur everyday in the U.S. penal
> system.
> You are invited to join former prisoners and their families for a one
> day conference discussing the application of international human
> rights principles to the U.S. criminal court system.
> When:
> Saturday, December 12, 2015
> 10:00am to 4:00pm
> Where:
> Roxbury Community College
> 1234 Columbus Ave
> Boston MA 02120.
> There will be a special focus on ending solitary confinement and
> release of U.S. held political prisoners and other long term
> prisoners.
> Speakers will include Kazi Toure (brother of Arnie King), Russell
> Maroon Shoatz, Jr. (son of Russell Maroon Shoatz), Ray Luc Levasseur
> (former U.S. held political prisoner), Marquette Peltier (daughter of
> Leonard Peltier), Luis Rosa (former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner
> and comrade of Oscar López Rivera), Lana Habash (comrade of Amer
> Jubran), Fred Hampton Jr. (son of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton).
> This event is sponsored by Jericho Boston, the City School, the
> American Friends Service Committee and the National Lawyers Guild
> Chapters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
> Thank you for helping to spread the word!
> yours in solidarity,
> Benjamin Evans
> Northeast co-Representative
> National Lawyers Guild
> https://www.nlg.org/benjamin-evans-0
> 401-258-4239

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