Events

UPCOMING CAIC EVENTS AND ACTIONS

PHOTO REQUESTS FROM SOLITARY EXHIBIT AT PHOTOVILLE IN BROOKLYN, September 13-17 and 21-24. Sponsored by CAIC and staffed by CAIC volunteers. Please see the flyer on the home page for times, location, and other details. If you wish to volunteer or would like more information, please contact photorequestsfromsolitary@gmail.com.

MONTHLY TOGETHER TO END SOLITARY ACTIONS, Saturday, September 23: Please join CAIC for the 26th month in a row as we recognize the 23+ hours a day people spend in solitary and push for #HALTsolitary.

  • Ithaca5 pm, Vigil outside the Tompkins County Public Library,101 E. Green St., in partnership with Amnesty International group 73 and the Ithaca Prisoner Justice Network.
  • Nassau County6:30 pm, Vigil followed by screening and discussion of Race: The Power of an Illusion at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock48 Shelter Rock Rd., in Manhasset.
  • Bronx: TOMORROW (Sept. 24) at 12:45 pm, Short film screening followed by discussion at 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway (East) in Riverdale, in partnership with the Christ Church of Riverdale.
  • BROOKLYN EVENT IS CANCELLED!
  • LIVETWEET at the events, using #HALTsolitary and @NYGovCuomo

PLEASE ALSO TAKE ACTION AS PART OF THIS MONTH’S TOGETHER TO END SOLITARY EFFORTS:

  • CALL Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and tell him: “I am a New Yorker and I oppose solitary confinement. We need to end its use in NYS prisons and jails. You have the power to end this torture and make New York a leader in respecting the human rights of all people.”
  • CALL Assembly Speaker Heastie at 518-455-3791 and tell him: “I am a New Yorker and I oppose solitary confinement. We need to end its use in NYS prisons and jails. The Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act (A. 3080 / S. 4784) would end the torture of solitary and create more humane and effective alternatives. A majority of Assembly Members support the HALT Act. We need your leadership to move the bill forward.”

NEXT MONTHLY CAIC MEETING: First week of October–please check back for details. Call-in: 515 739 1015, ID:318 838 798. All are welcome!

JOIN THE RAPID RESPONSE PROTEST LIST: If you are interested in being on a rapid response list to be informed of future actions that come up with a very short time frame, please email Scott at: spaltrowitz@hotmail.com.

SEND UPDATES AND PICTURES: A reminder that if you have a confirmed upcoming event re solitary or have pictures from a past event – for the 23rd of the month action or any CAIC event – please email: casellaj4@gmail.com;jchausow@gmail.com;  JPerez@urbanjustice.org; spaltrowitz@hotmail.com; vpate@nycaic.org so the info can be shared on all of the various CAIC platforms.

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