[News] SF - Tonight, May 9 - Nancy Kurshan and Out of Control

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Thu May 9 11:42:06 EDT 2013


  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 - 518 Valencia St - San Francisco*

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 
<http://www.search.freedomarchives.org/search.php?view_collection=1> 
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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