The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Center Presents Its Monthly
George L. Jackson-Mumia Abu Jamal: Political Prisoner Update/Letter Writing Dinner In Harlem
Wednesday, January 4th In Harlem
7:00pm - 9:00pm SHARP!
The Guillermo Morales- Assata Shakur Center @ City College Of New York
NAC - Building: Room 3-201
W.138th Street (Bet. Amsterdam & Convent Avenues)
Info. Contact- Bro. Shep: (212) 650-5008 or Panthershepcat@aol.com
Agenda (Doors Open At 6:30pm)
7:00pm-7:30pm: PP/POW Film Screening & January Birthday Card Signings
7:30pm-8:30pm: PP/POW Campaign Updates & Events
- Saturday, January 28th: Annual MXCC Tribute Dinner For The Families Of U.S. Held PP/POW's
- Friday, February 24th: After Work Fish Fry Fundraiser For PP/POW Sekou Odinga
- Friday & Saturday, March 16th-17th: "Culture Is A Weapon" Hip Hop Benefit For PP/POW's Mutulu, Sekou & Sundiata
8:30pm-9:00pm: Letter Writing For Political Prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal
January PP/POW Birthday List (Please Send The 3 Of Them A Card)
Acoli, Sundiata (Squire) #39794-066
FCI Cumberland, P.O. Box 1000, Cumberland, MD 21501
Birthday: January 14, 1937
Sundiata Acoli is a Black/New Afrikan Political Prisoner of War. A tireless worker for Black Liberation, Sundiata was a prominent member of the New York State Chapter of the Black Panther Party. After aquittal from the NY Panther 21 Conspiracy Trial Frameup and being continally targeted by the FBI’s illegal COINTELPRO operation, Sundiata continued the struggle underground with the Black Liberation Army. In 1973 he, Zayd and Assata Shakur were ambushed by New Jersey state troopers. Zayd Shakur was killed, while Assata was seriously wounded and taken into custody. One state trooper was killed in the attack and another injured. In a political charged and biased trial Sundiata was sentenced to life plus 30 years. In 2010 Sundiata was denied parole, but the fight for his freedom continues.
Bell, Herman #79C0262
Great Meadow Correctional Facility
11739 State Route 22, P.O. Box 51, Comstock, NY 12821-0051
Birthday: January 14, 1948
Herman Bell is a former member of the Black Panther Party framed for the murder of a police officer in New York and is serving 25 years to life in prison. Herman Bell was born in Mississippi and moved to Brooklyn, New York as a boy. He was a talented High School football player and won a football scholarship to the University of California in Oakland. While in Oakland, Herman joined the Black Panther Party and became active around human rights issues in the Black community. In 1971, he went underground because of relentless FBI attacks on the Black Panther Party. While underground, Herman joined the Black Liberation Army, and in September of 1973 he was captured and extradited to New York on charges of having killed 2 New York City police officers– a case for which Jalil Muntaquim and Nuh Washington were already serving time. No witnesses were able to put Herman at the scene of the crime. The first trial ended in a hung jury and he was convicted at his second trial and given 25 years to life.
López Rivera, Oscar #87651-024
FCI Terre Haute, P.O. Box 33, Terre Haute, IN 47808
Birthday: January 6, 1943
Oscar Lopez Rivera is a Puerto Rican Independista and political prisoner serving 70 years for seditious conspiracy. He is the only remaining Independista remaining behind bars, the other eleven were granted clemency by President Clinton. He was a well-respected community activist and an independence leader for many years prior to his arrest. Oscar was born in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico on January 6, 1943. His family moved to the U.S. when he was nine years old. At the age of 14, he moved to Chicago to live with a sister. At age 18 he was drafted into the army and served in Viet Nam and awarded the Bronze Star. When he returned to Illinois from the war in 1967, he found that drugs, unemployment, housing, health care and education in the Puerto Rican community had reached dire levels and set to work in community organizations to improve the quality of life for his people. The National Boricua Human Rights Network is actively working for his release at his upcoming parole hearing in January 2011.
Sponsored By: The Safiya Bukhari-Albert Nuh Washington Foundation & The Peoples Survival Program (PSP)