Demo at the Australian Embassy

What: Demonstration at the Australian Embassy

When: 10.00am-12.00pm, Friday 29th September 2017

Where:
Australia House
Strand
London, WC2B 4LA

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/744678969072098

Why: The last week of September this year marks the first International Week of Action Against Youth Prisons. An aboriginal-led coalition of Australian abolitionists initially made the call, seeking international support for their campaign to close youth detention centres and end deaths in custody. We want to strengthen their action and bolster their message, whilst also raising awareness about the traumatic reality of our own youth prison system.

The UK call-out can be read here: http://www.prisonabolition.org/againstyouthprisons/

And the initial Australian call-out here: https://shutyouthprisonsmparntwe.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/media-release-shut-down-your-cbd-to-shut-youth-prisons-and-end-deaths-in-custody/

We’ll be gathering at Australia House (the Australian government’s diplomatic offices) in central London at 10am. Bring banners!

Noise Demo at HMPYOI Feltham

What: Noise demo at Feltham Young Offenders

When: 8pm, Friday 29th September 2017

Where:
Bedfont Road
Feltham
Middlesex
TW13 4ND

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1135127063298364

Why:

The last week of September this year marks the first International Week of Action Against Youth Prisons. An aboriginal-led coalition of Australian abolitionists initially made the call, seeking international support for their campaign to close youth detention centres and end deaths in custody. We want to strengthen their action and bolster their message, whilst also raising awareness about the traumatic reality of our own youth prison system.

The UK call-out can be read here: http://www.prisonabolition.org/againstyouthprisons/

And the initial Australian call-out here: https://shutyouthprisonsmparntwe.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/media-release-shut-down-your-cbd-to-shut-youth-prisons-and-end-deaths-in-custody/

Click here to read an article about Youth Prisons in the UK: https://corporatewatch.org/news/2017/sep/06/trauma-abuse-and-deaths-youth-prisons-uk

We’re going to meet at the corner of Bedfont Road and Chertsey Road at 8pm, and then move over to Feltham Prison from there. Bring banners and noise-makers (sound systems, drums, pots and pans, whatever). We want them to hear us.