Peter Collins' artwork features 'Harrow the Sparrow', which he created to symbolize the importance of relationships with prisoners. Harrow couldn't fly on his own as the ball and chain were too heavy, his friends helped free him. As Huey Newton said: "There will be no prison which can hold our movement down."
Peter was a writer, artist, musician, and prisoners' rights advocate. His tireless commitment to social justice from inside prison made him a target of CSC harassment, which ultimately prevented his release. Peter passed away on August 13th, 2015 of bladder cancer after having served 32 years on a Life 25 prison sentence. He was 10 years passed his parole eligibility dates.
We are selling the T-shirts to help raise awareness and funds for the Prisoners' Justice Film Festival! The PJFF is a growing coalition of grassroots organizers on Dish with One Spoon territory (London,ON). We oppose the expansion of the Prison Industrial Complex and believe that policing, borders, prisons, and institutionalization do not make our communities safer or more secure. We believe in working to build safe, healthy communities based on social justice and self-determination. For more information: http://www.prisonersjusticefilmfestival.ca/
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