Friday, November 30, 2007

Weekend in Solidarity with Political Prisoners

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2
Saturday, 12/1Jericho Boston Presents
The Shootout
Performance artist, Jihad Abdul-Mumit will present The Shootout, a two-person theater performance and workshop. The Shootout is a two-man dramatization depicting the spiritual and psychological divisions that have historically ripped apart just about every semblance of unity amongst African Americans. The Shootout starts right from the beginning when Africans were snatched so violently and decisively from Mother Africa. The play speaks to the many problems people are confronted with. Among the root causes of violence in oppressed communities are economic exploitation, social underdevelopment and the colonial relationship between the community and those in power. CORI and other draconian laws have been passed to keep people marginalized and disenfranchised, while prison expansion cuts in education continue.
This is a special performance in honor of the International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners.
Saturday, December 1st
2pm (Doors open at 1:30)
Great Hall(corner of Washington St. and Talbot Ave.)
Codman Square, Dorchester
Sunday, 12/2
Panel Discussion
In commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners
Sunday, December 2nd, 2-6pm Encuentro 533 Harrison Ave., Chinatown
Let us remember and honor, not only the political prisoners being held in the u.s., but also those being held everywhere in the world, in places like Palestine, Turkey, the Basque Country to name a few. We are honored to have as speakers:
Ashanti Alston (former Black Liberation Army Political Prisoner)Edwin Cortes (former FALN Prisoner of War) Jihad Abdul-Mumit (former Black Liberation Army Political Prisoner)Dhoruba Bin Wahad (former Black Panther Party Political Prisoner)Pam Africa (MOVE! Organization, ICFFMAJ)Chuck Turner (City Councillor, Activist) Ward Churchill (American Indian Movement, Author) Marta Rodriguez (Puerto Rican independence activist and member of the New England Committee to Defend Palestine)
Speaking of their struggles and of their peoples' struggles to overcome the fierce repression and imperialism unleashed against them for their fight for self determination and freedom from oppression.
Many of the root causes of economic exploitation and social underdevelopment which were in place back then are still affecting our communities today. CORI and other draconian laws are being passed to keep people, especially people of color, marginalized and disenfranchised.
Join us to strategize to bring our freedom fighters home and liberate our communities!
Sponsors: Jericho-Boston, (617)830-0732, and NECDP,
These events will be followed by a dinner fundraiser on Monday, December 3, International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners with Lynne Stewart, Ward Churchill and Ralph Schonan.
Monday, December 3, 7pm Community Church 565 Boylston St., Copley Square., Boston
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS AND PRISONERS OF WAR! Jericho-BostonPO Box 301057Boston, MA 02130 (617)830-0732

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