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Police State Oppression: From Malcolm X to Oscar Grant & the SHU

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location Details:
Barrios Unidos
1817 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hajj Malcolm Shabazz will be speaking about the new book, "The Re-Invention of Malcolm X", by Manning Marable which slanders his grandparents.

JR, the Minister of Information will also be screening his film, "Operation Small Axe." This film takes a raw and unflinching look at life under police terrorism in Oakland. Through the stories of Oscar Grant ,Lovelle Mixon and Minister of information JR Valrey, the film focuses on the occupation of Oakland's communities of color by militarized and racist police forces. Oscar Grant was shot in the back and killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle on January 1st of this year. On March 21st, Lovelle Mixon was killed by Oakland police after having allegedly shot five OPD officers, killing four. directed and produced by Adimu Madyun

Manuel LaFontaine from "All of Us Or None" and other strike supporters will give an update on the SHU prisoner hunger strike happening at Pelican Bay State Prison and Corcoran State Prison since July 1.

Q & A will follow the film and speakers.

Trailer of Operation Small Ax:

The event will be hosted by Block Report Radio, KPFA Morning Mix's, the Santa Cruz Community Coalition to Overcome Racism, and the Watsonville Brown Berets

Please announce, broadcast, and post to community calendars.

The Minister of Information JR
Block Report Radio
blockreportradio [at]

Local Contact
jennlaskin [at]

This event is a fundraiser for the Bay View newspaper. During the month of July, the SF Bay View Newspaper will be organizing the first fundraiser for the printing of next month's newspaper (August). The paper has been in dire financial straights for a while, which 2 years ago, ultimately caused the weekly to turn into a monthly. The SF Bay View is a definite jewel in the Bay Area's media landscape as well as in the national, and international realm. Advertising in the Black press is at an all-time low, and if we would like to keep this essential newspaper in operation, the staff and the community will have to step up to the plate in finding new ways to fund this operation. Hajj Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz) has agreed to donate his time to help out with this fundraising campaign.

Added to the calendar on Sat, Jul 2, 2011 12:00PM
by wbb
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