Gratiot & St Antoine, Detroit, MI


Gratiot Avenue


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Friday, September 9, 2016 from 7:30-8:30pm
On Friday, September 9, on the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising in New York, prisoners across the United States are starting a general strike -- a work stoppage behind bars -- to end prison slavery by, in their words, "ourselves ceasing to be slaves." They've asked people on the outside to have their backs on that same day, especially in front of prisons, jails, and detention centers. Detroit, let's get loud outside for those inside! Meet at the corner of Gratiot and St. Antoine, the proposed site for a new county jail with up to 2,000 beds -- meaning more space to send more people to prison, when instead we should be ensuring homes not jails. Bring something to make tons of noise with: drums, whistles, pots & pans, airhorns, tambourines, music, noisemakers -- anything that's loud! We'll walk from the site of the proposed new jail to the Old Wayne County Jail, handing out literature and making noise. Once there, we'll get extra amplified so those inside can hear us and know that they are not alone. All welcome, all ages! Please note: There's a Tigers game that night starting at 7:10 PM. Leave ample time for traffic and parking. Free parking is available in the parking lot at Old St. John's, 2120 Russell Street off Gratiot near Eastern Market. Desde Alabama a Detroit Prisioneros están en huelga a escala nacional el 9 setiembre Para acabar la esclavitud de prisión y la supremacía blanca Ser ruidoso afuera para los que están adentro Demo de ruido: !NO cárcel nueva! !NO cárcel vieja! 09.09.16 * 7:30pm Gratiot & St. Antoine, centro de Detroit Traigan tambores, ollas y sartenes, cubetas, silbidos, y música, ETC. This noise demo is just the beginning! Potluck Picnic: No New Jails! No Old Jails! Tuesday, September 13, Clark Park, 5-8 PM Bring a dish to share, plus blankets and chairs if you want them. If you're already doing a prison solidarity/abolition project, please bring info; if you want to propose a new project or organizing effort, bring your idea to share. Clark Park stage, Clark Street between Christiancy and the old YMCA, SW Detroit (rain: meet under the shelter between the stage and Scotten Street). 5:00 PM – Gather and eat 6:00 PM – Share ideas in a facilitated go-round 8:00 PM – Until we meet again! For the September 9 "Call to Action against Slavery in America," see: For more on September 9 and a listing of events across the continent, see: