Monday, January 19, 2009

DIY Weekend- Fundraiser Style

I know, I know- once again, I am jumping the gun on the weekend. However, this time it's for a good cause: The San Francisco Eight (SF8).

Not sure what that means? I wasn't either until I did a bit of research. So, here's the low down:

On January 23, 2007, eight former Black community organizers in San Francisco were arrested on charges for the killing of a police officer in 1971. These charges, however, were thrown out after it was revealed that the police used torture to extract confessions when some of the same men were arrested in New Orleans in 1973.

The California States Attorney's Office, which is working with a Federal task force on the case, told the media that there was no new scientific evidence on the case. What this means, over all, is that the men will be prosecuted with the evidence that was declared inadmissible by the courts in 1975, a human rights violation.

Understand the gist of it now? Good. Here's the specifics for the event:

Who: Loose Lips Sink Ships, Erfert, Throes, Staph, Spread Sheets, and The Uptons
What: A show supporting the SF8 hosted by Campus Anti-War Network
Where: McGaw room 108 (Lincoln Park Campus)
When: January 23, 7:00-11:00 pm
Why: Members of the SF8 will be coming to Chicago in February and this show is being held in order to raise money for publicity and programing to increase awareness about the case.

Note: Donations are not mandatory, but encouraged.

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