Thursday, October 2, 2008

Free Efrén Event Held on Michigan State University (MSU) Campus

Chicanos y Latinos Unidos (CLU), Great Issues, and The Injustice Must End (TIME) Committee to Free Efrén Paredes, Jr. held an event tonight from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Kedzie Hall on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus.

Sixty people were in attendance, including members of Efrén's family. There was an informative presentation made by one of the TIME Committee members and great food was available as well.

People were able to sign letters and postcards of support for Efrén, purchase Free Efrén T-shirts and leather products (e.g., purses, wallets, belts, etc.) that Efrén made in prison, and they were able to get Free Efrén posters to distribute on campus and around town.

Efrén called in to the event several times to speak with people on the telephone, and he also called in to speak to all the attendees during the presentation as well. He fielded questions and spoke to the group about the status of our campaign to free him, his pending commutation request, life in prison, the work he does helping others, and his aspirations upon release.

It was a wonderful event. Efrén and his family are grateful to all those who attended and to the organizers who made the event a success.

Attendees waiting for presentation to begin.

PowerPoint presentation being showed about Efrén.

Adriana Abundis holding microphone to speaker phone
as Efrén calls in from prison to speak to everyone at event.

Some of the attendees at the event this evening.

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Free Efrén Paredes, Jr. Poster and T-Shirt Slide Show