When: July 14th, 2017 @6:30pm – Where: 586 Ellice Avenue (West End Cultural Centre)
We’re having a social!!!!!!!
Join us on the evening of July 14th for a night of:
-Music (DJ Lou, The O.B., and more TBA)
-Supporting radical grassroots organizations
Bar None is an abolitionist prisoner solidarity group based out of Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Prison Rideshare is an ongoing project of Bar None to connect people with rides to visit their friends and loved ones who are in prison.
Gizhiwenimin is a grassroots network that works to help support LGBTQ2S refugees coming to Winnipeg.
We are still collecting donations for raffles and food, so get in touch if you or someone you know might want to contribute. This is a “dry” social, is wheelchair accessible, and kid friendly though we still haven’t figured out if there will be a dedicated child minding space or if they’ll just run free.
Tickets are available through the West End Cultural Centre (https://www.wecc.ca/site09/tickets.html), and are available directly from Bar None (Prison Visiting Rideshare – Manitoba) for sliding scale 10$-30$.
Ends at 11pm
586 Ellice Avenue
More info coming soon!
When: May 1, 2017 @4:30pm – Where: 141 Kennedy St (Remand Centre)
May 1, 2017 marks one year since the death of Errol Greene in the Winnipeg Remand Centre. As the inquest and civil suit go on, we are gathering to remember the life of Errol Greene: father, husband, son, brother and friend.
We have not forgotten him, and neither will the Remand.
We are meeting at 141 Kennedy St, across from the Remand Centre; gathering at 4:30, speakers at 5:00.
When: April 27th, 7pm
Where: The Hive (University of Manitoba)
In May, Angela Davis will be in town to speak and to celebrate this in advance of this, Bar None is organizing a free film screening of “Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to a New Way of Life”. This documentary was made by the American Prison Abolitionist Group, Critical Resistance, of which Angela Davis is affiliated.
The screening will be taking place at The Hive at the University of Winnipeg, which is the room to your immediate left from the Ellice Ave entrance. It will be followed by a moderated discussion.
On March 29th members from BarNone gave an opening statement to Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth during a town hall meeting. Below is a copy of our statement along with applicable sources for the information we shared.
Join us on January 13th 2017 at The Circle of Life Thunderbird House for a free screening of 13th, a 2016 american documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery except as punishment for a crime. (more…)
Seven people have died in Manitoba jails in 2016. Five died in the Winnipeg Remand Centre: Hollie Hall, Errol Greene, Robert McAdam, Russell Spence, and Lance Harper. We still don’t know the names of the two who died in the Dauphin and Headingley correctional centres. They all have families and friends who are left grieving their loss and desperately searching for answers. How could a system that prides itself on “protecting the public” allow so many to die?
Wednesday November 30th, 7pm – 9pm at Thunderbird House (715 Main street)
Free event, bus tickets available, wheelchair-accessible space, same-room child-minding available, please contact us with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-599-8869. facebook: @ridestoprison
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Read More about the panel and our ongoing efforts in this feature Metro Article.
In May, Jacquie Nicholson of the Prison Library Committee organized a wildly successful book + bake sale at the DMSMCA. Proceeds were split between the Bar None Prison Rideshare project, and the Prison Library Committee (who organize to get good books to prisoners). Thanks for all of your hard work, Jacquie!