Bristol Anarchist Black Cross will be helping to co-ordinate the Bristol date of the Tear Down The Walls: Prison Abolition Speaking Tour due to start on the 23rd March.
The Tear Down The Walls Tour is organised by members of the Empty Cages Collective as part of the Prison Abolition 2014 year of action & organising against the prison-industrial-complex.
From the poster:
There are currently 85,690 people held in prison, not including people detained under the Mental Health Act, in Secure Children’s homes or in Immigration detention. The prison population of Britain has doubled over the last twenty years.
“Tear Down The Walls” is the rallying cry of prison abolitionists around the world. When we begin to understand the harm caused by prisons, the concept of dismantling the prison-industrial-complex seems like the most logical conclusion.
But the common narrative surrounding prisons is that they are a necessary part of justice. As prison abolitionists we refute this and claim that prisons are the symptom of a broken system.
This March members of the Empty Cages Collective will be touring the north of the UK to discuss the ideas of prison abolition and alternatives to incarceration.
The talk will take place on Sunday 23rd March at Kebele as part of their regular Sunday lunch. Food will be served from 6:30PM with the talk due to start at 7:30PM. Bristol ABC will have copies of the prisoner list and writing materials available and we encourage everyone to write to a prisoner while they enjoy their food.