Bar None and Gizhiwenimin Fundraiser Social

When: July 14th, 2017 @6:30pm – Where: 586 Ellice Avenue (West End Cultural Centre)
RVSP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605744759449845/

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)
-Raffle
-Food
-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$-30$.

Doors: 6:30pm
Music: 7pm
Ends at 11pm
586 Ellice Avenue

More info coming soon!

Vigil for Errol Greene

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.

RVSP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1058429117596007/

Documentary Screening: Visions of Abolition

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.
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MGEU Must Act on Inmate Deaths

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?

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Panel Discussion on Deaths in Custody

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: barnone.wpg@gmail.com or 204-599-8869. facebook: @ridestoprison

RVSP On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/330814310635964/
Read More about the panel and our ongoing efforts in this feature Metro Article.

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