If you are in or around Ottawa tonight, please come to the event below and share this invitation with your networks.
Prisoners’ Justice Day Vigil
Unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory | Ottawa
Major Hill’s Park
(by the Unfinished Sun Dial, near the steps down to the Byward Market beside the American Embassy)
Today | Monday, August 10th
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Following a land acknowledgement and brief introduction to PJD, people who have been incarcerated at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, family and community members will speak, while statements from currently incarcerated people and Senator Kim Pate will be read by community members.
To commemorate the lives of those who have died behind bars.
To demand prisons change to the extent that is possible.
To echo abolitionist calls to replace caging with care and compassion in the wake of conflict and harm.
Press release:PJD Vigil 2020_press-release_to media
Facebook event page for Ottawa PJD Vigil: https://www.facebook.com/events/2636485976589594
Facebook event page for PJD TV: https://www.facebook.com/events/3565279023533210
Additional Ottawa PJD Vigil information and t-shirt: https://cp-ep.org/prisoners-justice-day-2020/
Jail Accountability & Information Line fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/jail-hotline-fundraiser