Nov. 2nd | National Convening to discuss and ratify a National Agenda to restore the civil and human rights of formerly-incarcerated and convicted people.
APIs Behind Bars – Incarceration and Immigration Detention
Activist, community organizer, and former prisoner Eddy Zheng will speak about his experiences and perspectives concerning youth, education, immigration, and the prison industrial complex, as well as coming into political consciousness while reading ethnic studies texts behind bars.
Announcing the release of a live concert CD by Eddy Zheng, Martin Dosh, and Paul Dosh:
Breathin’ An Evening of Spoken Word, Music, and Inspiration with Eddy Zheng
Sometimes we must surrender in order for us to become victorious.
5 Core Demands
Speaking at the Juvenile Justice Center (Alameda County Library program)
I am honored to Co-Chair the campaign to support San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee…
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a published precedent decision that I deserve a second chance…
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I had to talk to him for 2 hours before he clam down. I have to be careful what I say to him. He takes it to the extreme. He needs professional help, but they don’t provide help to him. He said when he asked questions and talked, the doctor only want to increase his dosage of medication. He needs one on one time with a consistent doctor daily or at less two times a week. I feel trapped by him because he expects me to be there anytime he calls me. I feel responsible to help him, but he’s too much for me. I don’t want to abandon him either. I need some tools to help him. I need psychology lessons.
I spent about 3 hours talking to Ma. He felt depressed and needed to talk to me. He hasn’t been able to talk to anyone about his true feelings. He opened up to me. I know he needs professional help. He needs a Chinese psychiatrist who can give him professional advices. I did the best I could to make him feel good about himself. His mental condition derived from abandonment, neglect, rejection, low self-esteem and being abused verbally all the time. He felt unwanted anywhere he goes. People in the prison have been mean to him and picked on him. He couldn’t get over that fear. He also hears voices from the guy he killed. The voice was pleading him to be compassionate to him. The voice also tells him to stand by the door. He always thinks other people are talking to him or about him. He felt someone’s looking at him. He wanted to make sure he’s not burdening me.