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Elders Mentoring Behind Bars - Shared screen with speaker view
RAPP Campaign
08:14
RAPP website: http://rappcampaign.com
Donna Robinson
21:48
Great evening everyone, good to be here with you all
Willow Katz
23:01
Thanks, Rosa, we needed a good laugh!
Donna Robinson
23:05
We can see & hear you Rosa, glad you can stand on your head
Donna Robinson
23:56
i think its ken
Serena Liguori
24:01
Hi all, great to see some familiar names and faces here!
Donna Robinson
28:00
Great to see so many that I like, more that I love, should be a great zoom
Willow Katz
29:32
please add me to RAPP email list, Willow Katz, kohenet@sbcglobal.net
Pedal Miranda (they/them)
29:34
power to the people!
Amanda Klonsky
30:02
I will have to come in and out because my kid needs me- will this be available online as a recording as well? thanks and all power to the people!
RAPP Campaign
30:04
RAPP website: http://rappcampaign.com
RAPP Campaign
30:27
The Brother You Choose: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1466-the-brother-you-chooseBlack Power Afterlives: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1497-black-power-afterlives
Donna Robinson
30:27
If anyone has loved ones in Elmira Corruption Facility please e mail us at rapp campaign thank you
RAPP Campaign
30:49
nyrappcampaign@gmail.com
Matef Harmachis
31:48
Thank you so much for the link to our book, Sis Laura.
Matef Harmachis
32:03
All Power to the People! Free 'em All!!
RAPP Campaign
33:43
Please everyone entering mute yourself. Thanks!
Kendall Thomas
33:50
Can everyone who is not speaking mute themselves? Thanks.
RAPP Campaign
37:40
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Willow Katz
39:01
what was name of study group, Jose?
Willow Katz
39:25
please put in chat
Zeinab Khalil
40:08
Is this zoom bombing? Host I think you can mute everyone?
susie day
40:24
resurrection study group
Rosa Maroon
40:47
so very sorry.
Nick Rifken
42:11
Found a NYTimes articles on Eddie Ellis & the Resurrection Study group: https://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/23/nyregion/ex-inmates-urge-return-to-areas-of-crime-to-help.html
RAPP Campaign
44:08
You can just mute him when he isn’t talking and then ask him to unmute if he doesn’t realize it when it’s his time to talk.
Donna Robinson
45:52
Thanks Nick for that article
Willow Katz
46:08
MD Penitentiary and Survival Committee a BPP chapter?
RAPP Campaign
53:05
Paul Coates, Black Panther and founder of Black Classic Press - “The Brother You Choose” is about and with both of them. The Brother You Choose: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1466-the-brother-you-choose
RAPP Campaign
54:39
Type your questions into the chat and Susie will ask them.
RAPP Campaign
59:23
That is such an example of how it’s elders, exactly the people the prisons/parole boards keep locked up so long, are the real answer to the problem of violence.
RAPP Campaign
01:08:45
Profound
Donna Robinson
01:11:32
a generational curse that has to be stopped
Tom Stroll
01:12:17
...it’s an abomination
Donna Robinson
01:13:32
We are not free unitil we ALL are free
Tom Stroll
01:13:57
amen to that, @donna
RAPP Campaign
01:14:25
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SUZANNE Ross
01:14:31
From Suzanne Ross. Thank you so much for sharing your humanity, your love, wisdom, and generosity. Have to go.
RAPP Campaign
01:15:25
Thanks, Suzanne.
ken marion
01:17:46
Once again you folks have taught me. Thank you. I have to go.
spiritchild maroon party for liberation
01:20:11
thank you all for the power and clarity of this holistic discussion. all power to the people y pa'lante siempre.
RAPP Campaign
01:20:33
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RAPP Campaign
01:21:50
The Movement for Black Lives has a support apparatus for people arrested in the resistance movement: : https://m4bl.org/amnesty-for-protestors/
Nick Rifken
01:23:50
Thank you so much Eddie, Jose, Susie, and RAPP for this event - am grateful for the vulnerability, honesty, teachings and stories. I’m sorry that I have to go!
Marla Erlien
01:24:03
Susie, Jose and Eddie, What a smart, deep discussion you all have had. I hope the tape of this discussion goes far and wide. So wise…
RAPP Campaign
01:26:19
Type any questions into the chat. We can go to nearly 6 o’clock
Tom Stroll
01:30:16
ACLU also had a great talk recently about categorical “Mass Clemency” to counter Mass Incarceration.
Willow Katz
01:30:18
Designing Justice and Designing Spaces, is that similar to Participatory Defense?
Donna Robinson
01:30:29
We need more community not cages
Tom Stroll
01:35:00
Silence & inaction is consent/complicity for oppression.
kathy Boudin
01:36:17
Thank you Jose, Eddie, Susie and all of you who made today be as profound and real- thank you! kathy
Rosa Maroon
01:36:47
"slavery ended, penitentiaries started. (The 13th reduced to 4 words!) -Eddie Conway
victor wallis
01:37:29
thanks for a great session,
RAPP Campaign
01:37:30
Do you think the programs the Panthers and Lords started could be part of what would replace prisons and policing?
Donna Robinson
01:37:55
the cost to maintain a person in custody is $100k to $300k release our elders, tear down the prisons and plant marijuana fields
Tom Stroll
01:39:24
Eddie, thank you for mentioning the 5 or so % that may be anti-social or sociopaths. Agreed that the vast majority are either innocent or transformed & transformable, or in need of mental health support. It’s a complex situation, but it doesn’t mean that categorical clemency is impossible.
Donna Robinson
01:39:48
wouldn’t that be a matter of mental health that a prison doesn’t address?
Tom Stroll
01:42:28
totally, Donna. you’re 100% correct. and that’s a big part of what the #DefundPolice movement is about.. reallocating resources toward much more effective solutions... acknowledging people’s humanity in how they’re treated.
Willow Katz
01:44:16
this was a very honest, great discussion. thanks.
RAPP Campaign
01:44:27
“Attica!” By Cinda Firestone, available free on youtube
Rosa Maroon
01:45:13
or a formation to join?
spiritchild maroon party for liberation
01:45:15
we have seen Attica...again, thanks to RAPP with our maroon family.
Donna Robinson
01:45:22
It is the Dept of Corruptions not corrections
Dorien maroon party for liberation
01:45:48
Thank you so much for organizing this and to Jose and Eddie for sharing all your love and your wisdom! Love from across borders, Dorien with the maroon family
RAPP Campaign
01:45:53
The Brother You Choose: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1466-the-brother-you-choose
RestoreParoleVA
01:46:04
thanks!
Tom Stroll
01:46:05
my wife’s uncle Greg has been in prison for 39 years for crimes he didn’t commit. 3,500 have signed. will each of you please help us get to 10,000 by signing & sharing rn, please? https://www.change.org/freegregmingo Thanks
Donna Robinson
01:46:08
Solidarity and love to the Maroons #FreeThemAll
RestoreParoleVA
01:46:43
RAPP chapter is needed in Virginia!
Donna Robinson
01:46:56
Tom I had signed already, can I sign again?
Dorien maroon party for liberation
01:47:11
@Tom Stroll, signed ;)
Rosa Maroon
01:47:31
for those young to revolutionary organizing and studying abolition, please check out our liberation school... bit.ly/season2maroon
Tom Stroll
01:48:01
Thank you SO much, @Dorien! Ava, Uncle Greg, & I appreciate you! <3
Rosa Maroon
01:48:26
thank you all for such a powerful program!!!
RestoreParoleVA
01:48:28
CHANGE THE "RACE" TO WHITE AND YOU WILL SEE CHANGE!! :) I mean, if you have ancestors from North Africa you check "white" anyway!!
Dorien maroon party for liberation
01:48:43
Right back at you, @Tom! Love, strength and blessings to you.
Dorien maroon party for liberation
01:48:55
And everyone on here!
Tom Stroll
01:48:57
@Donna !! Lolz. can’t sign again. i’ll be there at 7
spiritchild maroon party for liberation
01:49:06
love you all comp@s.
Rosa Maroon
01:49:07
the system is indeed vicious - blessed to be inspired by y'all!!
Tom Stroll
01:49:11
thanks for organizing this great talk!! :)
Donna Robinson
01:49:17
Advocates never have OFF
Zack Hirschfeld (he/him), Brooklyn Law School
01:49:18
Thank you!!!
Tom Stroll
01:49:21
1 Love
Donna Robinson
01:49:36
Thanks All
carmelita osborne
01:49:40
Thank you
RestoreParoleVA
01:49:44
signed petition
Rosa Maroon
01:49:53
free them All!
Dorien maroon party for liberation
01:49:56
Power to the people y palante siempre!
Antonia Bruno
01:50:03
thank you!!