Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar was produced by activists and organizers based in Montreal, Hamilton, New York, and Baltimore in collaboration with political prisoners currently held in New York State maximum-security prisons—David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes, and Herman Bell. The collective claims to work from an “anti-imperialist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer and trans positive” position.
The theme for Certain Days 2018 is “Awakening Resistance,” and includes art by political prisoners and outside activists and artists, including Marius Mason (left) and Annie Banks and Mutope Duguma (right). The artwork is accompanied by writing from activists on the prison system, racial profiling, the alt-right, indigenous struggles, and more; plus moments from movement history marked within the calendar dates. The proceeds from Certain Days 2018 go to Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association in Palestine, Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP), and other organizations. For more information, visit certaindays.org.
A launch for Certain Days 2018 will take place at Red Emma’s (30 W. North Ave.,  602-7585, redemmas.org) on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. with a panel talk featuring former political prisoner and Real News Network producer and host Eddie Conway, former ELF political prisoner and Certain Days collective member Daniel McGowan, and a recently-acquitted J20 defendant from Baltimore. The event will also include a discussion on political prisoner David Gilbert’s new book, “Looking at the US White Working Class Historically.”