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Hungry for Justice

There are hunger strikes happening inside the concrete labyrinths of Pelican Bay (California) State Prison, Eloy Immigrant Detention Center in Arizona and Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp (U.S. Naval Base in Cuba).

These struggles echo each other in their call for human dignity. The people puppeteering the power structure do their best to keep people from seeing how these struggles are intertwined and love it when we embrace the wedges that are rammed between our communities. Don’t believe their hype. (Mass incarceration, immigration policy and enforcement, and the rhetoric and policies of “Security” are intertwined.)

Sister Assata said it best:
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains..


Against a gradient background of dark orange to yellow, there are three panels featuring photographs of different prisons.  A hand reaches out and refuses a tray of institutional food in each panel. The first is Eloy Detention Center. The second is Guantanamo Bay. The last is Pelican Bay. Text above and below these photographs state, “Hungry for Justice. One Struggle, Many fronts. Solidarity with prisoners on Hunger Strike. Design by”.

Reflections of Healing

Reflections of Healing

September 28, 2014

Join me at the Oakland Museum of California for the public unveiling of Reflections of Healing, a large-scale art installation created by artist and educator Brett Cook with participation from…