Friday, December 7
The Tower, 778 Barton St. East, Hamilton
This event is a celebration of Ann Hansen’s latest book, Taking the Rap, released this summer from Between the Lines Press.
You will also have an opportunity to pick up a copy of the 2019 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar.
About the speakers:
Ann Hansen has spent many years in prison and on parole as a consequence of her participation in a radical anarchist group that carried out a series of bombings against Canadian government and corporate targets in the early 1980s. When Ann was arrested along with the four other members of what would be known as the Vancouver 5, her long-time commitment to prison abolition suddenly became much more personal. The bonds and experiences that she would share with other imprisoned women in the years to come only strengthened her resolve.
Sara Falconer is a member of the the Certain Days collective. The calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal, Hamilton, New York and Baltimore, with political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons.
Accessibility: The Tower is physically accessible through the front door for most people using mobility devices, however, the bathroom is in the basement and down a flight of stairs. There is a bathroom at the McDonalds across the street that can be used.