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Building Worker Power to Close Prisons: Labor & Prison Closure Info Session & Workshop in San Francisco!

November 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on November 18th from 1-3pm at 518 Valencia in San Francisco where we’ll go over the overlapping histories of prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition and labor resistance, why and how these struggles are deeply linked, and imagine what future investments for workers and for community can look like. 


In our current moment, it is imperative that we come together as workers, as abolitionists, as anti-imperialists to resist oppression and fight for liberation. Our struggles are all linked – when we fight for improved working conditions and prison closure at home, we can strengthen global movements against war, militarism, and colonialism

RSVP to join us to build worker and people power to close prisons across the state!


In the US, unions are reminding us that they are vehicles for building worker power. The historic United Auto Workers strike and the Screen Actors Guild strike are showing no signs of slowing down, and the United Educators of San Francisco just won a tentative agreement with $9k salary increases, additional stipends, and future raises. Unions and ALL workers are powerful levers of change, and all their support is needed to close prisons across California. On November 18th at 518 Valencia, CR will be hosting a workshop with University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) about the shared struggle of organized labor and prison closure! 

RSVP today.


Critical Resistance as a part of Californians United for a Responsible Budget have been working to close 10 prisons across the state by 2025. So far 3 prisons have been named for closure with an additional private prison’s lease terminated. Unfortunately the 2023-24 budget did not include any prison closures and included a $380 million dollar package to “rehabilitate” San Quentin State Prison. This package was originally blocked by the Legislature and we firmly oppose this move. We know that prisons can never be safe and can never be rehabilitated. The only safe prison is a closed one!


We ask that everyone where’s a face mask indoors to still protect our communities against COVID-19.


Contact us at croakland@criticalresistance.org with any questions!



November 18, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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518 Valencia
518 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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