Last Friday, September 8, after most students and faculty had left campus, University of Southern Maine president, Richard Pattenaude, abruptly announced his decision that the scheduled art exhibit, "Can't Jail the Spirit: Art by Political Prisoner Tom Manning & Others" (co-sponsored by Portland Victory Gardens Project), would be cancelled, and the art immediately removed from the USM Woodbury Campus Center.
Since Portland Victory Gardens Project
(PVGP) and the USM community
were not notified of this decision in advance, nor given any
opportunity to participate
in this decision, PVGP will be holding a press conference to address
matter tommorow, Tuesday Septemer 12, at 4pm in the gallery of the
On Friday September 15th, we will
demonstrate that the
government and police still “Can’t Jail the Spirit”, with a mobile
art by Tom Manning and others. The art show will begin at 5pm at the
Free the Land! Free all U.S. Political Prisoners! All Power to the People!
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