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Jericho Project: Political Prisoners and Abolishing the Prison System

Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Steve Martinot
Location Details:
The Omni
4799 Shattuck Ave. (corner 48 St. and Shattuck)
Oakland

Join Oakland Jericho for an engaging afternoon with two phenomenal speakers and a film viewing of COINTELPRO 101.

Speakers:

Elder Melvin Dickson:
Former BPP; Commemoration Committee for the Black Panther Party; Chair-Oakland Jericho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOCN0gruvZQ
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/georgejacksonradio/2015/02/19/georgejacksonuniversity-presents-melvin-dickson-a-lesson-in-history-struggle
commemoratornet.ipage.com

Steve Martinot:
Organizer, former political prisoner, a human rights activist, former labor union organizer, machinist, and professor (most recently at SFSU). Steve is also a writer and has published 8 books, his latest being “The Need to Abolish the Prison System: An Ethical Indictment.” Steve has written extensively about structures of white supremacy, the prisons industrial system, constructs of racism, political prisoners, solitary confinement, police brutality as well as other topics.
http://www.blackagendareport.com/blog/19157
http://sfbayview.com/2015/02/prisons-gangs-witchhunts-and-white-supremacy/
http://sfbayview.com/2015/03/the-criminality-of-solitary-confinement/

A short question and answer session will follow.
Viewing of the film: COINTELPRO 101

Please join us for this educational discourse-in Solidarity.

This will be a potluck, please bring a dish to share!

Added to the calendar on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 4:26PM
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