Video of the Event on Solitary Confinement at UC Hastings April 6 2012

From an email received:

Angola 3 News has just released an edited, 24 minute video documenting the 2hr event held at UC Hastings on April 6, featuring Robert King and many other folks, including me talking about Mumia, where several photos from recent contact visits with him are presented. Tomorow is the big day for the Angola 3, as Amnesty International is hand delivering their petition calling for Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox’s immediate release! I have heard that King will be on Democracy Now! tomorrow morning, so be sure to tune in if you can.

This public forum, entitled “The Outer Limits of Solitary Confinement,” held at UC Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco on April 6, 2012 was organized by the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3, and co-hosted by the Hastings chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal.

The event marked 40 years of solitary confinement for Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, by exploring the expansion and overuse of solitary confinement, mobilizing support for the Amnesty International Petition to remove Wallace and Woodfox from solitary confinement (being hand delivered to LA Governor Bobby Jindal on Tuesday, April 17) and support for the California Hunger Strikers. Read more about the event here.

Featuring the following speakers:

· Robert King, of the Angola 3, released in 2001 after 29 years of solitary confinement.

· Hans Bennett, Independent journalist and co-founder of Journalists for Mumia

· Terry Kupers, Institute Professor at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California

· Manuel La Fontaine, Northern California Regional Organizer for All of Us or None

· Aaron Mirmalek, Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee Oakland

· Kiilu Nyasha, Independent journalist and former member of the Black Panther Party

· Tahtanerriah Sessoms-Howell, Youth Organizer for All of Us Or None

· Luis “Bato” Talamantez, California Prison Focus and one of the San Quentin 6

· Azadeh Zohrabi, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

· Stuart Hanlon, lawyer for Geronimo Pratt.

· David Newton, Editor in Chief of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly

· Kelly Turner, author and former three-strike prisoner.

· Anita Wills, member of Occupy 4 Prisoners and mother of Kerry Baxter Sr., a three-strike prisoner.