[act-ma] 12/12: International Human Rights Day in Roxbury
ben.c.evans at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 14:42:34 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
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.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
10:00am to 4:00pm
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
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,
National Lawyers Guild
More information about the Act-MA