Week of Solidarity & Fundraising Events for J20
January 20, 2018, will mark one year since over 220 people were kettled and arrested during the protests in Washington, DC, on Trump’s inauguration day. Today, some 188 defendants are still facing multiple felonies and some 6 decades in prison, in a case that could set precedents with chilling impacts on resistance itself. In between, there’s been an outpouring of love and solidarity for the defendants across Turtle Island and around the globe, and the anniversary week is no exception.
Events are being organized autonomously in response to a call for a week of solidarity with J20 defendants issued in December by Crimethinc.
Are you already doing a J20 solidarity, outreach, and/or fund-raising event the week of January 15 to 21, 2018? Let us know, and we’ll get you on the map! To add your event to the Crimethinc compilation, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following your event, please donate what you raised to the J20 Legal Defense Fund via either:
1. Online at https://fundrazr.com/j20resistance --\ our goal is to hit the $100,000 mark on this FundRazr
2. Checks made out to DCLP, and mailed to P. O. Box 21524, Washington, DC 20009
Thank you to CrimethInc for compiling the events listed below and used for the map illustration above.
HERE ARE THE EVENTS SO FAR:
(For more details, see https://crimethinc.com/2017/12/20/gearing-up-for-january-20-2018-a-week-of-outreach-and-solidarity-events)
Lansing, Michigan: To Live and Love We Must Fight: Solidarity & Defense Winter Conference, January 19-21:
Carbondale, Illinois: Build the Bloc—A Week of Events in Solidarity with J20 Defendants
Oakland, California: J20 benefit and RIOTcon, January 20
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Vegan Brunch Spectacular!, North Philly Food Not Bombs, January 20, 10 am to 3 pm:
and film screenings at the Wooden Shoe Bookstore, 7 pm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: benefit film screening, local branch of National Lawyers Guild, January 20, 6 to 9 pm:
New York City: Film Screening and benefit for J20: Antifa by Global Uprisings, hosted by Paper Tiger Television:
Rochester, NY: J20 One Year Later, at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, January 20,, 5 to 8 pm:
Washington, DC: Benefit art show, DC Rises: A Year in Resistance, at the Uptown Art House, January 19, 4 to 11 pm:
Washington, DC: DC Punk Rock Benefit for J20, January 20, St. Stephen, 6 to 11 pm:
Seattle, Washington: We Don’t Forget - J20 Remembrance & Rally, noise demo, January 20, 1 pm:
Portland, Oregon: Winter Autonomous Convergence, assembly, on January 23, 4 to 7:30 pm:
Portland, Maine: A J20 Legal Defense Fundraiser, January 20, 6 pm at Local Sprouts
Brattleboro, Vermont: Up with Punx, Down with Trump: J20 Benefit Show, January 20, 7 to 10 pm:
Bloomington, Indiana: Inauguration Day Arrestees Benefit: Ghastly, Evan Copelly, poetry!, hosted by Punks Give Back, January 16, 8 to 11:30 pm, Blockhouse Bar:
Bloomington, Indiana: J20 Defense Fund House Show Extravaganza, Indiana Rock against Racism, January 20, 8 pm:
Fort Collins, Colorado: Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDapl Supporter Rendezvous, January 20, 6 to 9 pm
Dallas, Texas: #DefendJ20 Benefit Show, January 20, 8 to 11 pm:
Richmond, Virginia: J20 Legal Defense Fund Benefit Show, January 20, 8 pm, Crystal Palace:
Asheville, North Carolina: J20 Block Party: Build and Fight 2018, January 20, 3 pm to 12 am, Firestorm Books and Cafe:
Asheville, North Carolina: Week of solidarity, including January 21, there will be a Documentary Film Night at Static Age Records; January 23, there will be a Karaoke Fundraiser at The Lazy Diamond; January 26, the subMedia show “Trouble” will be screened at Firestorm.
Atlanta, Georgia: A Panel Discussion Including J20 Defendants, January 20, 7 to 9 pm, Little Five Points Community Center
Detroit, Michigan: J20 Rally and March, Fight Trump and the System, January 20, noon, Campus Martius:
Salt Lake City, Utah: Political prisoner letter writing event at the library in between 700 and 900 East on 3300 South, January 20.
Miami, Florida: J20 Solidarity Event, raffle, speakers, music, radical literature, and more, Space Mountain, 738 NW 62nd St:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: J20 Defense Benefit Potluck, January 17, 6 to 9 pm, Big Idea Bookstore:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: KJ20:karaoke benefit, January 19, Glitter Box Theater:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: J20 Defense: Queer Dance Party (maybe show) fundraiser, January 20
Baltimore, Maryland: Prison Letter writing, and J20 solidarity, January 19, Spiders House, Reservoir Hill, 7 to 10 pm:
Austin, Texas: Pop, Lock, and #DropJ20! A Solidarity Dance Party & Fundraiser, January 20, Cheer Up Charlies, 6:30 pm to 2 am:
Merced, CA: “What Is Fascism”: an educational workshop, free event and free zine, January 20, 1729 Canal St., 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Albany, New York: A Benefit Show for the J20 Resistors, January 20, performances, raffles, free food, no drugs/no booze/no jerks, at the Albany Free School, 8 Elm Street, 1 pm on
Cleveland, Ohio: Wandering Aesthetics to host Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret, “Inauguration Protest Station,” January 20, 7:30 pm, Aqueduct Brewing, 529 Grant St.:
San Francisco, California: J20 Get Money – A Benefit for D.C. Inauguration Defendants, January 20, movie, photo booth, merch, and DJs, 7 pm to 1:30 am, El Rio:
Tampa, Florida: J20 Solidarity Workshops, January 19-21, community building workshops, film, and radical kickball game:
Grand Rapids, Michigan: One Year’s Enough, January 20, speakers include Geoff Gillis, Joe Cadreau, and Raina Cook, dress warmly, Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse):
San Antonio, Texas: Anti-Repression Fundraiser, January 20, music, tabling, and more for both Jericho and Defend J20 Resistance,
Austin, Texas: J20 Solidarity Celebration & Fundraiser with Alexei Wood, January 21, Treasure City Thrift, food/potluck, kid-friendly games, organization tables, and talk by acquitted J20 defendant:
Knoxville, Tennessee: Knoxville Radical Library: Fundraiser for J20 Defendants, January 20, 4 pm, prisoner letter writing, screening of “ANTIFA” film, book & zine fair, music, stickers, and more:
Baltimore, Maryland: J20 Defense Fundraiser, January 19, 6 pm, fund-raising party, food, music, and beer, Baltimore Bicycle Works:
Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Stands with J20 Partisons, coordinated banner drops, group reflections, and punk show benefit, January 20, 6:30 pm meetup at Breakaway; 9:30 show at Breakaway.
Twin Cities, Minnesota: Fuck Trump & His World, January 20, workshop (update on case, overview of govt repression, and intro to security culture at 4:30 pm, Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S; homemade dinner as benefit at 7 pm:
Los Angeles, California: J20 Benefit Show: Earth Arrow, Iris Jupiter, The Love-Inns, February 2, 7:30 pm, at the Smell, 247 S. Main St., hosted by Intersectional Feminists for Animals:
Worcester, MA: J20 Workday and Benefit Potluck, reorganize HX library, food and zines, January 20, 5 pm, Stone Soup:
Richmond, Virginia: Film screening and discussion of “ANTIFA,” made by Global Uprisings, January 20, 6 pm, 3110 W. Leigh St.
New York City area: DefendJ20 Trash the Fash Piñata Bash ‘18, January 20, celebration of resistance, solidarity, and community building one year after the mass arrest, puppets, piñatas, cute raccoon tees & totes, zines, 11 am to 2:30 pm:
Columbus, Ohio: J20 Anniversary Fund-raiser DIY Show, January 20, 9 pm to 2 am, Old n Tangy: