Our friend Ryan is in legal trouble

In the Bay Area, we are fortunate to live in a bubble where marijuana is quickly becoming normalized and increasingly legal. But outside the Bay Area, the world is very different. She was pulled over for going four miles over the posted speed limit on a road in South Dakota where people routinely drive fifteen miles over the speed limit. The California plates on her rental car didn’t help matters. She is facing a possible sentence of 4-5 years for the marijuana that was found in the trunk. To many of us, this is shocking and overblown. But it’s real. As Ryan prepares to be sentenced, we are gathering to RAISE MONEY in support.

Click on this link for info on how to donate:

How you can help | Ryan Smilin.

and/or come to the

Benefit at CounterPULSE ~ Thursday January 6th

There will be performances, incredible auction items and surprises. And it will give Ryan a strong, visceral memory of the community she will find when she comes home.

what: All for One, a benefit for Ryan Mesch
performances by:
Kirk Read
Suzanne Sterling
Emily Leap
Ed Wolf
Lil Miss Hot Mess
Emil Miland
Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney

when: Thursday January 6, 2011 at 8pm

where: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St. at 9th in San Francisco