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Thursday, June 12, 2014

free Marie Mason and Eric McDavid

Yesterday evening we went to an event at Sol Collective in support of some political prisoners.  You can read about it here.


We watched a 20 minute movie about Marie Mason and Eric McDavid that was informative and upsetting, but not graphic.  There were a lot of people there, which surprised me.  We learned of the event from a flier someone left at Shine Cafe.  Our friend P was helping to run the event, P from Food Not Bombs.  It was great to see him.

The moment the movie stopped working (the sound was working, but not the visual), meeting a community college prof and asking her about the books she was using, seeing artwork by political prisoners including some beautiful portraits and art on a leaf, exploring my own emotions about different kinds of activism including property damage, thinking about the times I've been arrested and what they was like compared to "real" arrests.

It was fun, and we stayed for an hour.  There was an open mic, and some people read letters from prisoners.  Could have been improved by some free vegan food, but otherwise, it was great.


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