Kevin Carey (l), organizer of People’s Task Force, with family members of prisoners wrongly incarcerated due to crime lab errors, after City Council hearing May 11, 2009.
June 20, 2013
VOD: Just two days after he participated in a rally against Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr at Greater Grace Temple on June 6, long-time political activist Kevin Carey passed away, in his fifties. He is survived by his mother Vermell Mae Carey, 84, and sisters Vanessa and Latanya Carey, among many others. He will be sorely missed by many in the struggle for justice for the oppressed peoples of this country and the world, particularly by our incarcerated sisters and brothers. He corresponded regularly with many in Michigan’s prisons and was a co-founder of the People’s Task Force, composed of family members of prisoners who fought their unjust incarceration due to crime lab errors as well as other issues.
More details will be presented later. Meanwhile, funeral arrangements are below.
KEVIN CAREY: CELEBRATE HIS LIFE OF STRUGGLE!
SAT. JUNE 22
Family hour 5:30 PM Service 6 PM
JAMES H. COLE NORTHWEST CHAPEL
Detroit People’s Task Force members including Exec. Director Kevin Carey, left, President Marilyn Jordan, center, and Task Force Mother Valarie Watts at right during rally June 17, 2011.
Kevin Carey speaks to media at crime lab protest outside Federal Building in Detroit.
- Kevin Carey is seated in second wheelchair towards center of photo, demanding a moratorium on Detroit’s debt to the banks at Detroit EM Kevyn Orr’s scheduled appearance at Greater Grace Temple, Thurs. June 6, 2013. LONG LIVE KEVIN CAREY’S UNDAUNTED SPIRIT OF STRUGGLE!
Related article by Michael Harris, one of the prisoners Kevin Carey corresponded with: