Posted by: midwestgreenscare | March 17, 2010

Dinner this Friday, other upcoming events

In this update:
1. This Friday: Free community meal
2.April 9: Potluck in Rock Island
3. April 12: Possible hearing for Scott
4. April 16: Green Scare event at CUNY
5. Write Carrie, and donate!
6. Call-out for art! Seeking donations for Scott, Carrie and Eric McDavid benefit
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1. This Friday: Free community meal
Free chili, legal updates and conversation with the SCSC this Friday! (Vegan options available.)
When: 3/19, 6:30-8pm
Where: PPNA Building, 821 E 35th St

2. April 9: Potluck in Rock Island
A few days before Scott’s next pre-trial conference, friends of SCSC will be hosting a potluck benefit to raise awareness of Scott’s and Carrie’s situations. If you’re in the Quad Cities area, come on by! The event will be fun and informal, and there’ll be updates from SCSC and information about resisting grand juries.
When: Friday, April 9, 7pm
Where: Place TBD in Rock Island, IL (We’ll let you know the location once it’s been confirmed!)

3. April 12: Possible hearing for Scott
Scott’s next and final pre-trial conference is currently scheduled for April 12. We’re not sure yet if this will be over the phone or in court, nor if the recent raid in Utah (info here: http://www.greenisthenewred.com) will affect scheduling at all. Watch for updates- and if April 12 is a hearing in court, please come to Davenport to support Scott!

4. April 16: SAC/SCSC to speak at CUNY event
Members of the Scholars for Academic Justice collaborative will join legal experts and will speak about Scott and Carrie’s case in the context of the Green Scare, and implications for social research. The conference will take place April 15-16 at the City University of New York (CUNY). The panel will begin at 4:15 on April 16th at the Graduate Center in Room 9204/9205, located at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets in New York City. This is a part of the third annual conference on “Rightist Movements.” This year, it will explore how legal processes, categories, and discourses create perceived threats in the arenas of environmental animal rights activism and immigration. Bringing together lawyers, activists, and academics, the event will feature two panels, *The Social Context of Immigration Law and The Green Scare: Targeting Environmental and Animal Rights Activism*, to examine the production of “new enemies” in the name of security and the national interest in the post-September 11 context.

5. Write Carrie, and donate!
As mentioned previously, Carrie is thankfully out of segregation in Dubuque County Jail. However, general visiting regulations still mean she can only get visits from family members, making letters more important than ever. Please write her here:
Carolyn Feldman
770 Iowa St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
*Remember: put your full name and return address on the envelope, and if that name doesn’t match the name on the letter, Carrie will likely not receive your letter!

As always, we’re still greatly in need of funds. Between travel costs and legal defense, we need to raise thousands more than we already have. You can donate through PayPal at https://davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com, or make checks out to Coldsnap Legal Collective with EWOK! in the memo line, and send them to EWOK! c/o Coldsnap, PO Box 50514, Minneapolis, MN 55405.

6. Call-out for art! Seeking donations for Scott, Carrie and Eric McDavid benefit
what: Supporting Earth Warriors Through Art
where: Purity Bakery Building Art Gallery
when: Saturday April 24th, 2010, 6PM to 10PM (Auction starts at 6 PM and ends at 9 PM)
Calling all painters, shanty-makers, photographers, sculptors, people who make art out of condom wrappers/newspapers/lipstick/bicycle tubes oh my!, knitters, sewers, welders, metal-workers, and artists of all other flavors! The Scott and Carrie Support Committee is asking all local Minneapolis artists who support the fight for justice to DONATE works of art to a night of Explosive Expressions Minneapolis: Supporting Earth Warriors Through Art.

On Saturday April 24th, at the Purity Bakery Building Art Gallery, we will be having an Art Exhibition and Auction to help support our comrades Carrie Feldman and Scott DeMuth, two Minneapolis activists who were unjustly taken hostage by the state in November 2009, and Eric McDavid, who has been imprisoned since 2006 and is currently facing almost 20 years in prison for a crime that never happened.

Help be part of the creative resistance against state repression and send questions and/or the following details to
explosiveexpressionsmpls@riseup.net by April 1st, 2010:
-Name
-Contact information
-Starting bid on the auction item
-A description of the piece you are donating
-When the item can be picked up or dropped off
*Any items being dropped off or mailed can be sent to this address:
Explosive Expressions Mpls. c/o Leigh
1909 Elliot Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405

For more information on Eric’s case and ways to support him, please visit: http://www.supporteric.org.

In Solidarity,
the SCSC


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