NO HUMAN INVOLVED
This evening 12 years ago Marcia Powell's life was about to end. I worked with some amazing people all across Arizona to make a documentary about what happened, reclaiming life and showing the tenacity of people who fought for justice in her name. This film is called No Human Involved. The activists are still going and I want to let you know more about that. Join with us in Miami, Arizona for an in person screening on Saturday May 22, 2021 at 7 pm Arizona Time. Thank you to Peggy Plews and Kini Seawright for making this screening possible. Sign up here: https://may22event.eventbrite.com/
On the anniversary of Marcia Powell's death, PJ Starr returns to Arizona to spend time with prison abolitionists and people affected by incarceration. Join us at Miami Memorial Park at 7 pm on May 22 for the screening of No Human Involved including discussion with film participants and representatives of organizations working for rights. Entrance to the event is free but donations will be accepted. Funds raised will be in benefit of the women in prisons and for the panelists.
More about the film: In 2009 after she was sentenced to more than two years of imprisonment for solicitation of prostitution, Marcia Powell was locked in a metal cage in the sun at an Arizona prison. Hours later she collapsed in the over 107 degree heat and by day's end she was dead. Even though an internal investigation carried out by the Arizona Department of Corrections revealed that prison guards had denied her water and ridiculed her when she pleaded for help, no one was held accountable. The story of how Marcia came to be incarcerated and the circumstances of her death reveal the impact that inhumane prison conditions are having on a wide range communities of sex workers—including the homeless, young people, transgender people and immigrants—across the United States. The documentary NO HUMAN INVOLVED chronicles how a movement formed around this case, seeking justice in her name.