Queers Against Prison present:
Saturnalia -a HOMOcoming festival of FLAMERS before the winter solstice..
December 17, 2014
El Rio, San Francisco
in honor of our imprisoned comrades
Marius Jacob Mason & Luke O’Donovan
bands: (we have room for one more- if you want to play, get in touch!)
Ragana -sentimental destruction jams- Oakland
SBSM -queercore synthpunk- Oakland
Sorry, Not Sorry -fun queer punk- SF
Dance Party mix by: DJ Durt
$7 donation requested for commissary funds.
HOMOcoming photo booth = dress up!
photos from fabulous SF will be sent to Marius & Luke to brighten their winter.
we will have a table full of zines, info, support t-shirts, posters, and a mini vegan bake sale.
This is a radical queer event, all of our allies are invited.
Come show your solidarity for trans/queer political prisoners!
3158 Mission Street
doors: 8pm, show: 9pm
el rio is a mostly accessible space: “Our entrance and most of the club are wheelchair accessible, including the back deck but not the yard. Our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible and do not have grab bars (and would not be accessible without assistance).
We do not have a parking lot. For more information, please call 415.282.3325 We will do our best to accommodate you!”
Luke O’Donovan http://letlukego.wordpress.com
Luke O’Donovan is a survivor of a homophobic attack in Atlanta, GA, was sentenced on August 12th, 2014 to 2 years in prison on charges that he assaulted those who attacked him. This was the epitome of a hate crime. Witnesses report seeing between 5 and 12 men attacking O’Donovan, stomping on his head and body, and stabbing him in the back while calling him a ‘faggot.’ Now Luke is doing time for defending himself. Because he has chosen to remain vegan while in prison, Luke will need as much commissary as possible in order to purchase extra food.
Marius Mason http://supportmariusmason.org/
We would like to let everyone know that Marius Jacob Mason will no longer be using the name Marie, and will be using male pronouns. We hope that you will all join us in supporting Marius through this transition, which will no doubt be extra challenging within the prison system.
Marius Mason is a long-time activist in the environmental and labor movements. In March 2008, he was arrested by federal authorities for charges related to two acts of property destruction that occurred in 1999 and 2000; no one was injured in either of them. He accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced on February 5, 2009 to just under 22 years. He is now serving the longest sentence of any “Green Scare” prisoner.