Film Showing of "Hard Time" with discussion about solitary confinement and the prisoner rights struggle
Featured speakers: Robert King of the Angola 3 and Azadeh Zohrabi of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and a Soros Fellow for her work on solitary
"Hard Time" is a film about Robert Hillary King, the only freed member of the Angola 3. King was a political prisoner who spent 29 years in solitary confinement in the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The film focuses on racism and human rights in the U.S. penal system, and draws attention to the plight of Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, the other members of the Angola 3, who have been held in solitary confinement for more than 40 years. Together they formed they created a prison chapter of the Black Panther Party to fight for better conditions, security for inmates and justice behind bars. (2012, 40 min.)
$5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided.