San Francisco Rally For Black Newspaper Editor Fighting Worldwide Private Prison Company GEO Group
What: Pre-hearing rally calling for freedom of speech and of press for the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper (http://www.sfbayview.com/)
When: 12:00 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2021
Where: 111 Taylor St. Re-entry Facility, San Francisco, CA, and streaming live instagram.com/
Who: SF Bay View Editor Malik Washington and SF Bay View National Black Newspaper
Contact: Nube Brown (707) 601-2901, firstname.lastname@example.org
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RALLY FOR BLACK NEWSPAPER EDITOR SUPPRESSED BY FOR-PROFIT PRISON CORP. GEO GROUP, THREATENED WITH RE-IMPRISONMENT
Pre-hearing rally planned for March 7, 2021, 12-2 p.m. at 111 Taylor St. Re-Entry facility
"This is not just a fight against my First Amendment rights – this is an attack on the rights of Black newspapers and Black journalists. We have to create a space for Black media to speak truth to power without being subjected to oppression or censorship by those who seek to silence our voices because it's inconvenient for them to listen to Black struggles." – SF Bay View Editor Malik Washington
This Sunday, March 7, 12-2 p.m. at 111 Taylor St. in San Francisco, come on out to our socially distanced rally, featuring speakers and music, calling for SF Bay View National Black Newspaper Editor Malik Washington's freedom and support prior to his March 10 hearing on a lawsuit filed by Malik and the SF Bay View against GEO Group and the Bureau of Prisons. PPE will be provided.
Rally sponsors include ACLU of Northern California, Critical Resistance, No Justice Under Capitalism, Asians 4 Black Lives, Haiti Action Committee and more. Speakers include SF Bay View Managing Editor Nube Brown, D6 Sup. Matt Haney, Min. King of CA Prison Focus, trans rights historian and filmmaker Susan Stryker, Arieann Harrison of the Marie Harrison Foundation, Centro Legal de la Raza, Sandy Valenciano of Immigrant Legal Resources Center, LSC, POOR Magazine and more!
Malik is being severely retaliated against for releasing a public memo documenting a preventable COVID outbreak at 111 Taylor, a reentry facility run by the $2 billion for-profit prison corporation GEO Group in San Francisco's Tenderloin. For information on the lawsuit please go to: http://www.sfbayview.com/
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