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Chicago: Robert King of the Angola 3 to speak alonside Tessa Murphy of Amnesty International about solitary confinement

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If you are in the Chicago area, please come to our event on November 9, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Evening Session) Sullivan Galleries--33 S. State St., 7th floor, Chicago

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Be sure to read Angola 3 News' recent interview with Tessa Murphy of Amnesty International, here.

THE STORIES WE WILL TELL

THE ANGOLA 3: 40 years ago, three men were convicted of murder and
condemned to solitary confinement in Louisiana's Angola prison. Two have remained in isolation ever since. The third, Robert King, was released after 29 years and is committed to sharing his story with the world.

CALIFORNIA SECURE HOUSING UNITS: Hundreds of prisoners have been confined in California's high-security segregation units for 10 or more years in conditions of severe isolation. The issue caught the public eye when, in summer 2011, inmates launched a hunger strike. Tessa Murphy will share recent research on conditions in CA's security housing units.

TAMMS CMAX: 200 inmates in Illinois Tamms Closed Maximum Security Unit (CMAX) languish in prolonged solitary confinement. Governor Quinn blocked funding to the facility in July, 2012--but it remains open today. The story of Tamms will be told through the "Tamms Year Ten Campaign Office" exhibit at Sullivan Galleries.



ABOUT THE EVENT
Please join us for an evening to consider the US's use of solitary confinement. Through art and story, we will look at three regionally diverse cases.

For more information about this event, contact Claire Leslie ( Email address removed )

For details about the Sullivan Gallery human rights art exhibits, see their "Current Schedule" at  http://www.saic.edu/sullivangalleries/


SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS:

An evening of American stories

November 9, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Evening Session)
Sullivan Galleries--33 S. State St., 7th floor, Chicago

Hosted by the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights and Amnesty International


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Robert King
Activist, Author
Member of the "Angola 3"

Tessa Murphy
North American Research Team
Amnesty International






 

http://www.angola3news.com

Over 40 years ago in Louisiana, 3 young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola. In 1972 and (more...)
 
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