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Fundraiser and Raffle for Rob Los Ricos and John Bowman

Thursday, September 14, 2006
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Grand Jury Resistance Project
Location Details:
AK Press 674 23rd St. Oakland, CA

Donations ($5-$10) at the door will go to Rob
Funds from raffle ticket sales will go to John

Featured Speakers:

* Rob Los Ricos: Anarchist activist, writer and former political prisoner * Rob "los Ricos" Thaxton is an anarchist activist and writer who was recently released after serving 7 years in Oregon prisons. We are raising funds to support Rob while he adjusts to life on the outside. This will be his first speaking engagement in the Bay Area since his release in June.

* Richard Brown: Grand jury resister and former black panther *
Richard recently spent several weeks in prison for resisting a grand jury subpoena. He is speaking on his experiences with the black panther party and the history of state repression against movements for social change. He is a close friend and comrade of John Bowman and is speaking to help raise funds for John's medical expenses.


We will be raffling off goods and services from several bay area
organizations to raise funds for John Bowman's medical expenses.

John Bowman, a former Black Panther and recent SF Grand Jury resister, has just been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. We are trying to raise $5-10,000 to help him seek additional medical care in the hopes of extending his life. This brother is a wonderful human being and has given the best part of his life to his community and the original principles of the Black Panther Party.

Look on indybay for more information on the raffle, what we will be offering, and locations around the bay area where you can purchase tickets.

If you would like to donate to John Bowman's support fund now please make donations out to:

Committee for the Defense of Human Rights
PO Box 90221
Pasadena, CA 91109

For more information on Rob Los Ricos go to:

For more information on Grand Jury Resistance go to:

Event sponsored by: The Grand Jury Resistance Project.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Aug 22, 2006 12:54PM
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