Part of an international call to make noise outside of prisons and jails, folks will be raising hell outside of the Durham jail downtown this New Year’s Eve. Meet up at CCB plaza at 7:30 to march to the jail. Bring noisemakers of all kinds, and anything to shed light on the misery of this prison society. There’s even a facebook event!
Here’s the original, local call from Amplify Voices:
For all humans locked up and their efforts to resist
Against prisons and the world that creates them
We invite all those interested in freedom, and who support the struggles of prisoners in Durham and elsewhere to join us on the last night of 2015 as we sound a boisterous greeting card to those locked up in the Durham County jail.
This year, we have much to celebrate: The jail in downtown Durham has been the site of intense struggle against a draconian lockback regime for more than eight months. Resisting in various ways, and buoyed supporters’ weekly protests outside the jail since mid-April, the detainees have regained more time out of their cells. But we still have a world to gain, and we want to take this time to celebrate and gather our resolve to fight for it.
On New Year’s Eve we are specifically calling for NOISE and LIGHT so that those inside hear us on the outside and know that they are not alone in 2016.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Meet at CCB Plaza (Corcoran & Chapel Hill Sts.), then march to the Durham County jail @ 217 S. Mangum St.
Bring signs and banners, drums, buckets, pots and pans, and anything that makes noise and sheds a literal light on the misery of prison society.
Bring your love and support for prisoners, your hopes and visions for liberation in 2016, and your rage against a system that locks up our family, friends, and comrades.