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August 26, 2008

Critical Resistance invites Making the River to Oakland

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Critical Resistance is a national grassroots organization committed to ending society’s use of prisons as an answer to societal problems. Its vision is the creation of genuinely safe, healthy communities that respond to harm without relying on prisons and punishment. Making the River is proud to be invited to be a participant in the CR10 Film Festival in Oakland, CA. The 10 year anniversary of Critical Resistance will be held on September 26-28,2008 and our film has been invited to screen during this weekend. Making the River will screen at The Parkway Speakeasy Theater and all proceeds will benefit the Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) and Legal Support for Prisoners with Children (LSPC). CR10 aims to reunite our voices, reinvigorate our collective refusal to be silenced through workshops, skill shares, performances, action, reflection and celebration.

In September 1998, thousands gathered in Berkeley, California, for conference that founded Critical Resistance’s movement to abolish the prison industrial complex (PIC). Each participant, with their own experiences of oppression and resistance, watched as diverse struggles were unified: by humanity, hope, and the shared vision of a different world. We witnessed a vision of a world with truly safe, healthy, and whole communities; a world with unconditional access to self-determination and dignity for all; and, critically, a world without imprisonment, policing, and other forms of punishment and control.

Please join us in our efforts to strengthen our collective will to build a world without walls. A Making the River Q&A session with Jimi Simmons and Karen Rudolph will immediately follow the film screening. For more information, please visit the Critical Resistance website.

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