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Prisoners Justice Day 2019 Toronto August 10, 2019

July 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

A prison wall with barb wire. with a painting in the centre of a prison guard tower with rose flowers growing up the tower. Prisoners Justice Day 2019: Gather to commemorate those who we have lost while in custody.
Prisoners Justice Day 2019 Toronto hear speakers, break the fast, walk to City Hall to release balloons in memory of those we’ve lost inside.
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Speakers and food the break fast
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Walk together to City Hall to release balloons in memory of those we’ve lost inside


August 10th, a day set aside to remember, and bring visibility to, all those who have died inside our prisons. Wherever you find the shackles of oppression you also find the spirit of resistance. There are a great many prisoners who were and still are involved in the struggle for prisoners’ rights within the walls.

Every year on August 10, prisoners fast and refuse to work in a show of solidarity to remember those who have died unnecessarily — victims of murder, suicide and neglect.

It’s the day to raise issue with the fact that a very high rate of women experiencing incarceration is on a steady rise.

It’s the day to remember that there are a disproportionate number of Indigenous persons, African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities, sex workers, immigrants and refugees being held in our jails.

The day to oppose prison violence.

The day to increase awareness that, in their fight for freedom and equality, the actions of many political prisoners have been criminalized by government.

The day to raise public awareness of the systematic racism and colonialism in our correctional institutions, and the inadequate health and mental care for all prisoners and additional support for members of LGBTQ2S communities.

Finally, this day is set for prisoners and their allies to honour the memory of those who have died while in custody and to stand in solidarity with the thousands of prisoners who are demanding changes to the inhumane and dehumanizing environments, they are housed in.


July 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
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