Fellow Lovers, Freedom Fighters & Kindness Seekers,
One of the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, has been dealt another hard blow as his mother recently passed away.
Sitawa is one of the courageous organizers of both the 2011, and 2013 hunger strikes and has been in solitary confinement for over 30 years. As many of you recall, on July 8, 2013- 30,000 prisoners refused food in solidarity protesting the egregious conditions of California’s isolation units. Sitawa and others continued to refuse food for 60 days until California DOC officials attained legal rights to force feed the men, but then eventually agreed to meet with them. The hunger strike was historically remarkable in that four of the organizers were from what officials called “rival gangs”. They came together focused on the greater good and sarcrificed everything to improve conditions for all beings. These men came together and refused food for 40 days to insure decency and more humane conditions from with in one the darkest of places on earth. Now we have a chance to cross perceived lines of difference and give a little back.
To help pay for the rising cost of funeral arrangements– please give what you can, EVERYTHING helps.
A paypal account was set for the purpose of the funeral by his sister and donations can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks can be mailed to:Marie Levin 2355 E. 20th St, Oakland CA 94601
You can write Sitawa letters of support, gratitude and encouragement:Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa s/n R.N. Dewberry C-35671 Pelican Bay State Prison: SHU PO Box 7500 D1-117 Crescent City CA 95532-7500 Only love can conquer hate- All power to the people