- This event has passed.
DecolonizeLA – Critical Resistance LA
May 8, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the LA No More Jails Coalition on Mother’s Day!
We will be at the Lynwood Women’s Jail (Century Regional Detention Facility), hosting a rally and interactive event to build opposition to the proposed women’s jail in Lancaster and LA County’s $2.3 Billion Dollar Jail Plan. This year is a pivotal year for the jail fight, as construction on the new women’s jail is slated to begin early next year. The LA No More Jails Coalition has been fighting LA County’s jail plan through its various forms since 2011, and we are looking to build support and amplify the voices of those most directly impacted by the construction of a new jail. For our annual Mother’s Day event, we will have interactive stations for families and supporters to write messages to their loved ones locked inside, with a giant Mother’s Day Card to sign, an instax photo booth for portraits of visitors to take home and post in the Mother’s Day card, and an arts and crafts station where children can make their own cards. The LA No More Jails Coalition intends to create a space of warmth, love, and resistance at what is normally an intensely violent and sad space for families. We want to build community to be able to support people with imprisoned loved ones while also building opposition to the jail plan by holding space to talk about community alternatives to the policing and prisons that ravage our communities and take away our loved ones.
This event is part of the DecolonizeLA series, and was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.