WESPAC Open House and Prisoner Writing

We will be joined by high school students who are engaging in a Social Justice Intensive at Sarah Lawrence College under the tutelage of Professor Rebecca Johnson.  Several of you may remember Rebecca from the workshop she offered us entitled “Money for Our Movements”.  She is the founder of Cooperative Economics for Women and has vast expertise in community organizing, participatory action research, oral history and other forms of community history research. Her recent published works include: Lonesome Refugees (Callaloo, 2007); We Want To Be At The Table: Helping Environmental Groups Rebuild After Katrina (Environmental Support Center, 2006); The History of Charity (Grassroots Fundraising Journal Conference, 2006); New Moon Over Roxbury, Ecofeminism and the Sacred, Carol Adams, ed. (Continuum, 1993).

Jalal will lead us in prisoner writing, including highlighting the plight of political prisoner Rev. Joy Powell http://freejoypowell.org/ who is being held in solitary confinement here in the Bedford Women’s Prison as well as prisoner of war Robert “Seth” Hayes http://www.kersplebedeb.com/sethhayes/  who is not getting the medical attention that he very much needs.