SPREAD THE WORD!!!
For all humans locked up and their efforts to resist
Against prisons and the world that creates them
We invite all those interested in freedom, and who support the struggles of prisoners in Durham and elsewhere to join us on the last night of 2015 as we sound a boisterous greeting card to those locked up in the Durham County jail. In what has become a New Year’s Eve tradition worldwide, we in Durham will be demonstrating at the jail for the fifth straight year.
This year, we have much to celebrate: The jail in downtown Durham has been the site of intense struggle for more than eight months, as inmates have struggled to overcome a draconian lockback regime. Resisting in various ways, and buoyed by the tremendous support of family members, friends, and supporters, who have protested weekly outside the jail since mid-April, the detainees have regained more time out of their cells.
But we still have a world to gain, and we want to take this time to celebrate and gather our resolve to fight for it. We are all uplifted by the struggles on the inside of jails like the ‘plantation on Mangum St.’, prisons such as those in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and Illinois (to name just a few places), and immigrant detention centers throughout the U.S.
While the weekly Friday protests at the Durham jail occasionally have been loud, on New Year’s Eve we are specifically calling for NOISE and LIGHT so that those inside hear us on the outside and know that they are not alone and that their struggles will not be forgotten in 2016.
New Year’s Eve Noise Demonstration
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Meet at CCB Plaza (Corcoran & Chapel Hill Sts.), then march to the Durham County jail @ 217 S. Mangum St.
Bring signs and banners, drums, buckets, pots and pans, and anything that makes noise and sheds a literal light on the misery of prison society.
Bring your love and support for prisoners, your hopes and visions for liberation in 2016, and your rage and anger for a system that locks up our family, friends, and comrades.
For more about what’s going on inside the Durham jail, visit amplifyvoices.com.