WHEN: December 31, New Year’s Eve
WHERE: Metropolitan Correctional Center at 3pm and Cook County Jail at 6pm
This New Year’s Eve we will gather first at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal prison downtown, at 3pm, for a noise demo. PLEASE BRING YOUR OLD SHEETS, as we will be tying them together into a long ladder, symbolizing the liberation of all prisoners!! We will also go to ICE Headquarters, two blocks away, where detainees who were kidnapped in recent raids, are being held.
We will take a break to eat and get warm, and then we will head to Cook County Jail at 26th and California by 6 pm to show solidarity with all of those incarcerated, and to show that we demand a world without cages and/or borders.
Bring banners, noise-makers, pots and pans, anything that will have you make noise and be seen by those that have been locked in jail for months or years. And since the CCJ action will be at night, let’s be creative with lights, and glow in the dark objects! Bust out that glow in the dark paint for your noise makers. Wear costumes! Let’s make this colorful and festive! Please invite all your friends and comrades, and send this announcement to others.
Meet at 3pm infront of the Metropolitan Correctional Center at 71 W. Van Buren Street. BRING SHEETS!! If you can only come to the action at Cook County Jail, meet at 6 pm at the water fountain in the park, across the street from the courthouse. We will then circle the jail in it’s entirety, and make some noise to let the incarcerated know we make a commitment in 2013 to solidarity in action for all prisoners and detainees!
This is in response to the international call-out for noise demos and other actions at prisons, jails, and detention centers.