From: Kiilu Nyasha <Kiilu1 [at] mindspring.com
THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION OF THE
BLACK PANTHER PARTY
POLITICAL PRISONERS FORUM
hosted by Kiilu Nyasha
Friday, October 13, 4-6 p.m.
Malonga Arts Center
1428 Alice Street
This forum will provide an opportunity to learn about political prisoners being held in this country and elsewhere A very active, knowledgeable panel will present cases of particular prisoners; other guests will read statements from behind enemy lines, followed by an open mic Q & A from audience to panelists --
Pam Africa, Philadelphia MOVE and the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, will shed light on Mumia’s death penalty case, and the MOVE 9 (now 8 after the death of Merle Africa in prison)..
Nana Nzinga Conway, BPP veteran of the Baltimore Chapter, comrade and wife of Marshall Eddie Conway, incarcerated since 1970 in a police frame-up.
Robert King Wilkerson, “Angola 3” prisoner released in 2001 after 29 years in solitary confinement in the Louisiana State Farm, Angola, where the other two prisoners, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, remain in lockup.
Pierre Labossiere, cofounder of the Haiti Action Committee and longtime activist in behalf of Haitians will focus on Lavalas/Aristide supporters jailed in the wake of the 2004 coup that exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Fred Hampton, Jr., Chairman of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee (POCC) from Chicago and former political prisoner who has traveled widely in behalf of prisoners
Kamel Bell, POCC member and son of Herman Bell, one of the New York 3 who, along with Jalil Muntaqin (Anthony Bottom), have been incarcerated over 30 years. The third Panther, Nuh Washington, died in prison.
Kiilu Nyasha, revolutionary journalist (SF Bay View, KPFA, KPOO) will share information on a few of the longest held prisoners here in California: Ruchell Cinque Magee, Chip Fitzgerald and Hugo “Yogi” Pinell, among others, and current prison conditions/costs.