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Jan
22
Tue
NYC ABC: Letter Writing Dinner for Joe-Joe Bowen
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NYC ABC: Letter Writing Dinner for Joe-Joe Bowen

Since we know that prisons, and more specifically prison officials, create a culture of fear and retaliationthis week NYC ABC will be focusing our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner on Joe-Joe Bowen, who is no stranger to rebelling against captors as a path towards collective liberation. Joe-Joe was recently transferred and put into solitary confinement and in addition to letters, NEEDS YOUR HELP.

A native of Philadelphia, Joe-Joe was a young member of the “30th and Norris” street gang before his incarceration politicized him. Released in 1971, his outside activism was cut short a week following his release when Joe-Joe was confronted by an officer of the notoriously brutal Philadelphia police department. The police officer was killed in the confrontation, and Bowen fled. After his capture and incarceration, Bowen became a Black Liberation Army combatant, defiant to authorities at every turn. In 1973, Joe-Joe assassinated Holmesberg prison’s warden and deputy warden as well as wounded the guard commander in retaliation for intense repression against Muslim prisoners in the facility.  In 1981, Bowen led a six-day standoff with authorities when he and six other captives took 39 hostages at Graterford Prison as a freedom attempt and protest of the prison conditions.

If you will not be able to join us this upcoming Tuesday, you can still write to Joe-Joe:
Smart Communications/PA DOC
Joseph Bowen AM4272
Post Office Box 33028
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33733
*Address cards/letters to Joe-Joe.

The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious vegan meal, information about the prisoners as well as all of the letter-writing materials and prisoner-letter-writing info you could ever want to use in one evening. In return, you write a thoughtful letter to a political prisoner or prisoner of war of your choosing or, better yet, keep up a long-term correspondence. We’ll also provide some brief updates and pass around birthday cards for the PP/POWs whose birthdays fall in the next two weeks thanks to the PP/POW Birthday Calendar.

Jan
23
Wed
Support Through the Walls for Keith Lamar: RAM NYC
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Support Through the Walls for Keith Lamar: RAM NYC

This week we are writing to prison rebel Keith Lamar, a prison rebel, who is on Death Row for the uprising in Lucasville prison. He was serving a 17 year to life sentence as a youth, and became politicized in prison. In April 1993, there was  rebellion against the racist policies at Lucasville prison in Ohio. After the uprising was put down several inmates were placed on death row. The state recently announced Keith Lamar’s execution date. We, at RAM, are dedicating this event to him and sending in letters of support.

For more info check here:

https://www.keithlamar.org/

http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/

RAM – NYC: Support Through the Walls is an abolitionist and anarchist organization that sends revolutionary literature to US prisoners. We recognize the prison industrial complex as one of the most draconian institutions in the United States and we want to offer our support as solidarity.

Jan
25
Fri
One Is Not Born a Woman and The Straight Mind – RAM Study
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One Is Not Born a Woman and The Straight Mind - RAM Study

This week we are reading two text’s by theorist Monique Wittig, “The Straight Mind,” and “One is Not Born a Woman.” These are materialist theoretical contributions on gender abolition. Monique Wittig describes these texts as a focus on “lesbian materialism,” in which she examines men and women as distinct classes rather than as “essentialist” categories. “Lesbians are not women,” writes Monique Wittig, and she presents powerful ideas about how the idea of “woman” is socially constructed and used to convey certain images. It is not enough, she argues, to transform economic oppression because not all oppression is, at the source, economic. Sexism will continue to exist even in a society where all people have equal economic opportunities. Only by transforming our thought processes, and in turn, our language, can we transform our society into one in which there is no longer the dominant and the dominated: “In other words, this means there cannot any longer be women and men, and that as classes and categories of thought or language they have to disappear, politically, economically, ideologically.”

“One is Not Born a Woman.”
http://azinelibrary.org/other/wittig-print.pdf

“The Straight Mind.”
http://faculty.winthrop.edu/stockk/contemporary%20art/Wittig%20straight.pdf

Jan
26
Sat
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Feb
2
Sat
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Feb
9
Sat
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Feb
16
Sat
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Feb
23
Sat
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Mar
2
Sat
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Mar
9
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Mar
16
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Mar
23
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Mar
30
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Apr
6
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Apr
13
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Apr
20
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Apr
27
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Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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May
4
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May
11
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May
18
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May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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May
25
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May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jun
1
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Jun
8
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Jun
15
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Jun
22
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Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jun
29
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Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jul
6
Sat
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Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jul
13
Sat
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Jul
20
Sat
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Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jul
27
Sat
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Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Aug
3
Sat
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Aug
10
Sat
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Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Aug
17
Sat
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Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Aug
24
Sat
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Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Aug
31
Sat
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Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Sep
7
Sat
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Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Sep
14
Sat
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Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Sep
21
Sat
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Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Sep
28
Sat
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Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Oct
5
Sat
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Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Oct
12
Sat
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Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Oct
19
Sat
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Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Oct
26
Sat
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Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Nov
2
Sat
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Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Nov
9
Sat
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Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Nov
16
Sat
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Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Nov
23
Sat
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Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Nov
30
Sat
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Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Dec
7
Sat
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Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Dec
14
Sat
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Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Dec
21
Sat
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Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Dec
28
Sat
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Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jan
4
Sat
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Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jan
11
Sat
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Jan
18
Sat
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Jan
25
Sat
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Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Feb
1
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Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Feb
8
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Feb
15
Sat
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Feb
22
Sat
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Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Feb
29
Sat
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Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Mar
7
Sat
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Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Mar
14
Sat
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Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Mar
21
Sat
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Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Mar
28
Sat
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Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Apr
4
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Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Apr
11
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Apr
18
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Apr
25
Sat
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Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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May
2
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May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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May
9
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May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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May
16
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May
23
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May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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May
30
Sat
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May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jun
6
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Jun
13
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Jun
20
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Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jun
27
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Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jul
4
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Jul
11
Sat
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Jul
18
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Jul
25
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Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Aug
1
Sat
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Aug
8
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Aug
15
Sat
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Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Aug
22
Sat
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Aug
29
Sat
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Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Sep
5
Sat
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Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Sep
12
Sat
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Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Sep
19
Sat
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Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Sep
26
Sat
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Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Oct
3
Sat
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Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Oct
10
Sat
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Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Oct
17
Sat
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Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Oct
24
Sat
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Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Oct
31
Sat
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Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Nov
7
Sat
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Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Nov
14
Sat
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Nov
21
Sat
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Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Nov
28
Sat
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Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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