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|Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights Stops in Fresno|
|Date||Wednesday December 28|
|Time||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
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|Walk will gather on the southwest corner of Blackstone and Shaw then begin southbound down Blackstone ending at Fresno County Court House Park on Tulare and Mst.|
**MEDIA ADVISORY- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Date: December 27, 2011
Contact: Leonard 559-288-8045
** Walk for Human Rights Comes to Fresno **
WHAT: Beginning December 18th, 2011 on Alcatraz Island, The Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights is a spiritual walk led by Dorothy Ninham and her family to bring attention to the false imprisonment of author, artist, human rights advocate, Indigenous activist and spiritual Native elder Leonard Peltier. Leonard Peltier was a prominent member of the American Indian Movement who was falsely accused and imprisoned for killing two FBI agents in a 1975 shoot out at the Pine Ridge Reservation in Oglala, South Dakota.
Leonard Peltier is currently imprisoned at the Coleman Federal Correction Complex in Florida with a release year of 2040. Because of this, the walkers urge President Obama to provide an Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier. This walk also calls for HUMAN RIGHTS and FREEDOM for all the oppressed, subjugated and falsely imprisoned freedom fighters like Leonard Peltier around the world.
The Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights plans to end May 18th, 2012 in Washington D.C. and will be making various stops all around the United States, including Fresno California, to gather support and spread awareness.
**Any supplies, including food, for the walkers will be greatly appreciated and accepted**
Organizers of the Walk will be available for photos and interviews
WHERE & When: 10 a.m. December 28th, 2011. Walkers will be meeting on the South West corner of Blackstone and Shaw then will walk south bound on Blackstone ending at the David of Sassoon Statue in Fresno County Courthouse Park on Tulare and M street.
WHO: For more information, visit http://www.leonardpeltierwalkforhumanrights.com. Or call Leonard at 559-288-8045