**Please note times: 5:00 PST, 6:00 MST, 7:00 CST, 8:00 EST**
On Thursday February 4th, supporters across the country will host a conversation with Ohio death row inmate Keith LaMar. On the 4th, Keith is looking forward to discussing Tamir Rice and the absence of police accountability in America. This will be an opportunity to ask him questions, and discuss how to take action on his own situation. Join a public gathering, or call in on your own.
During the call, questions can be communicated to Keith by posting them below in the comment section, or sending them via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call-in number: 641-715-3580, access code: 583063
About Keith LaMar:
Keith is a man fighting for his life, falsely accused of the murder of fellow inmates during the 1993 Lucasville (Ohio) prison uprising. He has spent the last 22 years locked in a cage, most of it in solitary confinement. Keith has never given up his struggle for truth and justice, and most recently, bravely fought and won a hunger strike to keep access to his books and music.
The Ohio prison system has systematically made Keith’s life unbearable. They have locked him away from contact with other prisoners, deprived him of the privileges afforded to other death row inmates, and kept him in constantly stressful living conditions. Keith lacks the proper representation and funds to combat this endless abuse and to prove his innocence.
The Campaign for Justice for Keith LaMar intends to fight side by side with Keith and asks others to join us. Keith will be calling in from the supermax penitentiary in Youngstown, Ohio. All are welcome to join the call, listen in, ask questions, and show their solidarity.
More info at:
Facebook: Justice for Keith LaMar
Documentary on Keith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4uEvMJR4Rc&feature=iv&src_vid=cRvVIJC5E3o&annotation_id=annotation_1111416057
Black and Brown people in the United States live in a brutal police state, subject to terror, incarceration, violence, or death on a daily basis. We have seen inspiring resistance, from Black Lives Matter to the heroic fight back by Latino youth against ICE. How can we build and strengthen this movement? What will it take to win?
Join these Black Liberation Movement veterans, community organizers, and activists for a community discussion:
•Pam Africa – of the MOVE Organization, Millions for Mumia Abu Jamal
•Lamont Lilly – Vice Presidential candidate of Workers World Party
•Chairman Fred Hampton Jr – of the Prisoners of Concience Committe/Black Panther Party Cubs
•Dorothy Pinkney – wife of Michigan political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney
•Daphne Jackson – Chicago community freedom fighter (and other speakers fighting the U.S. raids and deportations of migrants and other people’s struggles TBA)
The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Workers World Party Chicago
(312) 620-2305 ChicagoWWP@gmail.com
[Banner Photo: Joe Brusky]
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