Prisoner's Rights

Incomplete List of August 21 Prison Strike Solidarity Events

by It’s Going Down

On August 21st, prisoners across the United States will begin a strike against prison slavery. This strike comes hot on the heels of the inspiring actions against ICE and massive anti-fascist mobilizations in the first weeks of August. Not only are all of these struggles connected, but our best chances of succeeding in any of them are to build momentum across these different moments and beyond.

Below is an incomplete list of resources, articles and materials on the 2016 prison strike, information about the 2018 prison strike, podcast interviews, and a list of solidarity events on the outside. This page will soon be updated with a time line of prisoner resistance as well as outside solidarity actions.

Be sure to also check Jailhouse Lawyers SpeakPrison SlaveryThe Bay ViewShadowproofSupport Prisoner Resistance, and the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee for other updates.

2016 Prison Strike:

#August21 #PrisonStrike:

Podcast Recordings:

List of Solidarity Events:

August 16th

Minneapolis, MN: Prisoner Letter Writing Night

Brooklyn, NY: Anarchist assembly on strike support.

Berkeley, CA: Prison Strike Info Session

August 17th

Eugene, OR: Info Outreach

August 18th

Atlanta, GA: Kickoff Cookout

Kansas City, MO: Show & Cookout


August 19th

Richmond, VA: Solidarity Rally & Kick Out the Confederates

Milwaukee, WI: Prisoner Letter Writing

New Haven, CT: Prisoner Letter Writing


San Francisco, CA: Film Showing

Milwaukee, WI: Black and pink letter writing.

August 20th:

Black Mountain, NC: Film Showing

August 21st

Black Mountain, NC: Film Showing

Atlanta, GA: Rally In Solidarity


Boston, MA: Vigil

Chicago, IL: Noise Demo

Corona, CA: Noise Demo


Leipzig, Germany: Rally

Los Angeles, CA: Noise Demo

Minneapolis, MN: Noise Demo


Brooklyn, NY: Noise Demo

Columbus, Ohio: Letter Writing and Film Showing

Philadelphia, PA: Noise Demo

San Jose, CA: Awareness March

Seattle, WA: Kickoff Rally

Asheville, NC: Strike Support Meetup

Fort Lauderdale, FL: Noise Demo

Portland, OR: Solidarity With Prison Strike

Omaha, NB: Letter Writing

Des Moines, IW: Noise Demonstration

August 22nd

Milwaukee, WI: Prison Strike Solidarity

Durham, NC: Prison Strike Discussion


August 23rd

Chapel Hill, NC: Slavery Never Ended

Lansing, MI: Solidarity March


Boston, MA: Prison Strike Solidarity Rally


August 25th

Bay Area, CA: Mobilization at San Quentin

Bishopville, SC: Rally at Lee Correctional

Michigan City, IN: Protest Indiana State Prison

Tallahassee, FL: Solidarity Event

August 26th

Oakland, CA: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Milwaukee, WI: Performance Art with Discussion

August 28th

Baltimore, MD: Teach-In, Letter Writing, Fundraiser


August 31st

Omaha, NB: Letter Writing

September 1st

Pittsburgh, PA: Letter Writing

September 7th

Seattle, WA: Protest Poetry & Open Mic

September 8th

Columbia, SC: Prison Reform Rally

September 9th

Seattle, WA: Letter Writing Night

Notices of more planned events can be emailed to info [at] itsgoingdown [dot] org

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