9/27: From Georgia to Palestine – Connecting the Struggles Against Colonialism & Incarceration

Thursday, September 27, 7pm
at the Free Space, 3747 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

Join us for a screening of the film Hunger, followed by a discussion of the role of prisoner rebellion and resistance in our shared struggles for liberation in the U.S., Palestine, and everywhere.

Across the globe and throughout history, struggles against colonialism and imperialism have been inextricably linked with the fight against incarceration and punitive social control. In the past year alone, we’ve seen prisoner strikes from Palestine to California, Syria to North Carolina, and Chile to the state

of Georgia, all vital components of broader movements for social change.

Hunger (2008) follows the events of the 1981 Irish hunger strike by political prisoners in Northern Ireland’s Maze Prison. The hunger strike was called off after 10 Irish liberation prisoners, including leader Bobby Sands, died.

Note: Hunger is not rated, but contains graphic and disturbing footage that may be inappropriate for children. Childcare will be provided for this event, with a simultaneous screening of a kid’s movie.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign and the Women’s Prison Book Project