Tuesday, April 6 at 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Riverside Church, Room 9T
490 Riverside Drive (between 120th Street and 122nd Street)
entrance at Claremont Ave. & 121st Street
The James Earl Chaney Foundation, the Social Justice Ministry of the Riverside Church, and the National Coalition for Prisoners of Political Conscience, invite you to a teach-in on prisoners of conscience, political prisoners, and repression. The discussion will also address prison reform and the reduction of the prison population and economic prisoners or prisoners of poverty.
Panel: Ben Chaney; former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark; Amnesty International Germany’s Claus Wallisch; The Rev. Dr. Luonne Rouse; former political prisoners Jamal Joseph (unconfirmed), Susan Rosenberg, and Laura Whitehorn; and two children of political prisoners Wonda Jones and Russell Shoatz.
We hope to address
- just what a prisoner of conscience, a political prisoner, and an economic prisoner are in the United States;
- the impact of US citizens being held as prisoners of conscience, political prisoners, or economic prisoners
- the history of prisoners of conscience, political prisoners, and economic prisoners in the US
- how to achieve freedom for prisoners of conscience, political prisoners, and economic prisoner
- the need for the creation of a national discussion around the issue of prisoners of conscience, political prisoners, and economic prisoners
- prison reform and the reduction of the prison population
Free — all welcome. A short reception will conclude the program.