Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters:
Forty years ago prisoners in New York State's Attica
Correctional Facility staged a four-day protest against the inhumane
conditions they were forced to endure. Some 39 people including 10
hostages were brutally shot down by state police and corrections officers
despite the willingness of the prisoners to negotiate. Four decades
later, prison populations across the nation have exploded, and
conditions are as abominable as ever.
Sarah and I have been helping to plan this event. Please
join us in an evening of conversation, performances and music that will
address how the United States came to have the largest prison
population in the world, and what steps need to be taken to reverse
Friday, September 9, 2011 is the 40th Anniversary of the
Rebellion and Massacre
us for an evening of
performances, and music to mark this occasion and address
prison struggles in this country.
Brothers: represented by Joseph Harris, Calvin "Hutch"
Hutchinson, William Anthony Maynard, Melvin Muhammad, Carlos Roche and
Al Hajji Sharif· asha bandele: Writer, Poet,
Activist; Drug Policy Alliance · Amiri Baraka:
Poet, Playwright, Activist · Dhoruba Al-Mujahid
Bin-Wahad: Consultant, Institute for Development of Pan African
Policy (Ghana, W. Africa) · Soffiyah Elijah:
Executive Director, Correctional Association · Elizabeth
Fink: Attica Brothers Legal Defense · Amy
Goodman: Journalist, Author; Host and Executive Director,
Democracy Now! · Joseph "Jazz" Hayden:
Campaign to End the New Jim Crow · Jamal Joseph:
Former Black Panther; Chair, Columbia University's School of the Arts
Film Division · Dr. Cornel West: Professor,
Princeton; Public Intellectual and Activist
IS ALL OF US"
September 9, 2011
- 10:00 pm
open at 6:30 pm
York, NY 10027
at 91 Claremont Avenue, between 120th and 122nd Street (MAP)
Take the 1 train to 116th Street, Columbia University
and open to the public
"Attica Is All of Us" is presented in
collaboration with The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, Drug Policy
Alliance, The Culture Project, The Nation, and The Brecht Forum.
Two of Attica is All of Us
is Now: A Message from the Grassroots"
Guests: Herman & Iyaluua Ferguson
of "An Unlikely Warrior, Herman Ferguson:
Evolution of a Black Nationalist Revolutionary"
Afrika Bambaattaa, Pam Africa, Glenn Ford, Laura Whitehorn, George
Tait, Circle of Brothers, Zulu Nation, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
September 10, 2011 2:00 - 5:00 pm
New York, NY 10027
More information and RSVP HERE
ATTICA ANNIVERSARY FILM SCREENINGS
September 13 & Thursday September 15, 2011
BAM ROSE CINEMAS
Brooklyn, NY 11217
13 - ATTICA! by CINDA FIRESTONE
15 - GHOSTS OF ATTICA by BRAD LICHTENSTEIN
playing at 4:30, 6:50 and 9:30 pm
discussions to follow 6:50 pm screenings
Tickets and more information available
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