Monday, July 28, 2008

Eric McDavid Update


Dear Friends,

After enduring over 2 ½ years of having our loved one in jail and prison, we have decided it's time to hit the road and start screaming from the rooftops about Eric and his case. We only regret that it has taken us this long. but circumstances demanded restraint, and our energies were focused on the struggle for Eric's freedom. But now we can wait no longer. Eric has suffered enormous injustices at the hands of the state - and we want to do everything we can to make sure that people don't forget about Eric, that they understand how his case was created, and to ensure that people learn what they can from our experiences these past 2 ½ years.

To that end, we are putting together a speaking tour to educate folks about Eric's case, which we will use as a lens through which to study the basic concepts of entrapment, the use of informants, and government repression in general. Unfortunately, these tools of the state are becoming more and more prevalent, and it's imperative that people understand how they work.

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation in your community, please contact us at: tour@supporteric.org. We will be on the road from the end of August (starting in Denver, CO), through the month of September. First we'll be headed east, then we'll make our way all the way back out west. Below is a rough estimate of when we'll be in particular regions.

For more information about Eric and his case, please visit:
www.supporteric.org

We hope to see you soon!

(Very) Tentative "Schedule"

August 24-26: Denver, CO
28-29: Lawrence, KS
30-31: Springfield, MO
September 2: Bloomington, IN
3: Chicago, IL
4-5: Madison? Milwaukee?
6: Niagara Falls
7-8: Boston, Mass
8-9: NYC
9-10: Philly
10-11: DC
12: Asheville, NC
13-14: Northern FL
16: NOLA
17-18: Austin, TX
18-19: Tucscon, AZ
20-21: San Diego, LA
23: Santa Cruz, CA
24-25: Santa Cruz, CA
26-28: Bay Area (CR 10)

We will be planning to go further up the coast soon after this, but will need a quick break. Stay tuned for more dates...


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