New Years Noise Demo at the Juvie
Wednesday December 31st, 2014 9:30 PM
Every year on December 31st people all over the world gather outside of jails and prisons to demonstrate solidarity with those that have been kidnapped by the state and to demonstrate hatred for the pigs that keep them locked up.
Noise demonstrations are meant to break the isolation of prison by breaking through the walls with the sounds of solidarity. In a very real way, this small gesture can remind those on the inside that they are not alone and that there are many of us out here who are fighting alongside them. Like other solidarity actions, this noise demo is meant to strengthen the resolve of the defiant, courageous rebels the state is trying to coerce into participating in their strategy of repression.
Join us this new years eve at the King County Juvenile Detention Center to make noise and let the people locked up inside know that they are not alone.
The city is currently in the process of rebuilding the Juvie and re-branding it as “The Children and Family Justice Center.” This new, nicer sounding name obscures the fact that the city is building a new mechanism to control the lives of young people, who are disproportionately black and brown. To understand this project as the creation of another jail is short sighted. The state has already anticipated arguments that jails ‘don’t work’ and much of the rhetoric surrounding the proposed Children and Family Justice Center has described how the new facilities will be more therapeutic, more connected to the community, and less reliant on incarceration. This rhetoric sounds nice, but in practice it looks like more surveillance & drug testing, more mandatory visits to social workers, more control moved out of the jail and into people’s lives.
Come demonstrate your hatred for this disgusting building and the people that control it while lettings folks inside know that they are not alone.
Bring pots & pans, noisemakers, music, flyers, banners, hot tea and whatever else!