Freedom & Justice Campaign: SB 1437 & The Fight to Get Free from Mass Incarceration
Time & Location
About the Event
DATE: Saturday, December 5, 2020 TIME: 5:30-7:30PM PT/ 6:30-8:30PM CT/ 8:30-9:30PM ET RSVP: bit.ly/freedomjusticepanel
This month, Asian Solidarity Collective and Pillars of the Community are proud to launch the Freedom & Justice Campaign: SB1437 & The Fight To Get Free From Mass Incarceration. Join us Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm PST for a panel discussion about our collaboration and the folx we're centering.
The Freedom and Justice (F&J) campaign is a solidarity collaborative effort organized by Pillars of the Community and Asian Solidarity Collective working alongside people currently and/or formerly incarcerated. Freedom & Justice seeks to challenge the stall tactics by San Diego’s District Attorney and judges regarding Senate Bill 1437, which limits felony murder prosecutions to those who intended to kill or had a direct or major role in a murder as opposed to the previous law that was outdated and tremendously impacted Black, Brown, Indigenous and people of color communities (BIPOC). Many BIPOC peoples have been unjustly convicted of murder and are eligible to get their cases reviewed under SB1437. Since the passing of SB1437, those previously convicted under the “felony murder rule” can petition for resentencing. Freedom & Justice aims to amplify the stories of those impacted by an unjust system and expose the ways in which the carceral state has been denying the freedom of those most impacted as we fight to bring them home.
We will be lifting up the stories of our incarcerated community members: Konesavanh Donald Sirypangno, Brian Mason, Terrance Nowden and Isidro Vasquez. This event is part of the Pillars’ Political Ed Series and ASC’s Social Solidarity Series.
Live Captioner and transcripts will be provided