[Freedom archives news] Two Events - May 3, Nicaragua & the Looters - and May 9, Out of Control with Nancy Kurshan

Freedom Archives Events freedomarchivesnews at freedomarchives.org
Tue Apr 23 19:51:38 EDT 2013

    Help the Freedom Archives Preserve Priceless Musical History

*518 Valencia on Friday May 3rd @ 7pm**

It was with delighted surprise that a large cache of Looters video, long 
thought to be lost, was rediscovered in 2010. This included footage shot 
on two separate trips to Nicaragua which has considerable historical 
value, especially for people researching the connections between music, 
the Bay Area and Central America in the 1980?s. The band decided to turn 
this footage over to the Freedom Archives for its preservation and to 
prepare it for public access. In the process of transferring from video 
to hard drive, however, it was discovered that some of the tapes could 
not be played without first being baked. This is a costly process and it 
is for this purpose that the Freedom Archives proposed we do a 
celebratory benefit to raise the required funds.  We hope everyone 
connected with the Looters, Komotion or World Beat will join us in an 
evening of discussion, poetry, film and music. See you there!
- Mat Callahan (founder of the Looters)

Event Details: Please join Mat Callahan, Poet Nina Serrano & surprise 
guests at The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics located at 
518 Valencia on Friday May 3rd @ 7pm. Sponsored by the Freedom Archives.

    Nancy Kurshan and Out of Control in San Francisco

We are excited to announce an evening with author and activist Nancy 
Kurshan on

*  Thursday May 9th at 7pm at 518 Valencia St
* Also Updates on California Prisons **

Nancy and the Freedom Archives have recently released Out of Control: A 
Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons. The book tells the 
inspiring story of the Committee to End the Marion Lockdown (CEML). 
Founded in 1985 to organize against control unit prisons and related 
inhumane practices at the notorious federal prison in Marion, Illinois, 
the committee's work and influence spread nationwide, even as the 
practices at Marion became widespread in many other prisons in the U.S. 
and internationally. Written in a very accessible and eloquent style by 
Nancy Kurshan, a CEML co-founder and leading activist throughout its 
history, the book recounts how the committee led and organized hundreds 
of educational programs and demonstrations in many parts of the country 
and sought to build a national movement to expose and abolish 
"end-of-the-line" prisons. You can read an briefer online version of the 
book here 
<http://www.freedomarchives.org/Out_of_Control/01_introduction.html>which includes 
audio, video and links to documents. You can also check out our new 
search engine 
which features 300+ digitized documents, audio, and video from CEML's 
history of prison advocacy. See praise for Out of Control below and 
please join us for this exciting event.

Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 www.freedomarchives.org
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