Ann Hansen in Winnipeg

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We are excited to host a visit from Ann Hansen, activist and author of two books: Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerilla (2001), and Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time for Society’s Crimes (2018).

Hansen‘s first book documents her involvement in the guerilla campaigns of Direct Action (also known as the Squamish Five) during the 1980s. Hansen has just published a second book about her years in prison and parole from 1984 until the present. Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time for Society’s Crimes is a series of short stories about prison life based on Ann’s time in the Prison for Women from 1984-1991 and in the Grand Valley Institution for Women between 2006-2012.

Ann will be speaking about these experiences and discussing with the audience the role of prisons in Canada.

We hope you will join us at one or both of her speaking engagements:

Saturday, March 9, 2019
1pm-3pm
Magnus Eliason Recreation Center (MERC) multi-purpose room
430 Langside St.
Hosted by Bar None
Coffee and snacks will be served

On-site child minding available (please RSVP to confirm, if possible)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:30pm-1:20pm
University of Winnipeg, Rm. 2M70
515 Portage Avenue
Hosted by the University of Winnipeg Criminal Justice Department

We have a newsletter

Our first ever newsletter was published this past fall. Producing a newsletter has been a dream of the Bar None prison rideshare since we began over three years ago, and we are so excited that we’re finally making it happen. Our goal is to put out a newsletter four times a year: fall, winter, spring and summer. Through this newsletter we hope to let people already involved in the rideshare as well as potential collaborators, know what Bar None has been up to and invite input on our work. We also hope to share news of some of the anti-prison struggles we hear about from around the world.

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Benefit for Justice for Errol / Burden / Rosa Reaper / Hypat1a

Join us for a night of good sounds in support of the Justice for Errol Group’s Fundraiser for legal fees associated with the inquest into Errol Greene’s death.

When: August 18th 8pm-10:30pm. Doors at 7pm.
Where: aceartinc. – 2-290 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg
$8-$15 Pay What You Can — Performers:

Amazing Poster by Kelly Grub 
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Bar None and Gizhiwenimin Fundraiser Social

Bar None & Gizhiwenimin are having a social!
Featuring: DJ Louie Lovebird, The O.B., Food, Raffles +More!
July 14th 6:30-11PM
West End Cultural Center – Dry Event
$10-$20 Sliding scale admission – Kids 12 & under FREE !!
Amazing Poster by Kelly Grub

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

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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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