by Sharon H. Chang
At precisely noon last Thursday, under quiet blue skies, a line of cars pulled up to the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Purdy and jolted the day awake. “Free them all! Free them all!” yelled protestors, honking their horns while maintaining a safe distance from each other. Bewildered guards stood by the prison parking lot as protestors shouted through a bullhorn, held protest signs out of car windows, and even blew a trumpet. Simultaneously, protests were also taking place in Olympia, outside the Governor’s mansion, and outside the Monroe Correctional Complex.
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Events this weekend in the South Seattle area
Saturday, July 18th
Community: Fifth Annual Black Prisoners Caucus Family Summit– Details: The Black Prisoners’ Caucus cordially invites you to attend its 5th Annual Family Summit. This FREE event will focus on issues related to families who have loved-ones behind bars. The Family Summit will feature music, speakers, artwork, workshops, family activities, and resources to support the families of those incarcerated. The Family Summit also plans to strengthen and to heal our entire community from the impact of mass incarceration. Food and childcare provided. We hope to see our entire community (especially children/youth) at this year’s Family Summit. It takes village! –Time: 11:00am- 4:00am –Where:Africatown Innovation Center 3100 S Alaska Street Seattle, WA Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Cinema Under the Stars, Family Summit and A South End Business Tour