New York: 40th Anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion at The Riverside Church, September 9th and 10th, 2011

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August 30, 2011
ATTICA IS ALL OF US
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 this reality.
In struggle,
Emily Kunstler
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Friday, September 9, 2011 is the 40th Anniversary of the
Attica Rebellion and Massacre
Join us for an evening of
conversation, performances, and music to mark this occasion and address
current prison struggles in this country.
Guest Speakers
Attica 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
“ATTICA IS ALL OF US”
Friday, September 9, 2011
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm
The Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
Enter at 91 Claremont Avenue, between 120th and 122nd Street (MAP)
Subway: Take the 1 train to 116th Street, Columbia University
Free and open to the public
Please RSVP HERE
 or call 347.788.0275
“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.
Additional Events
  
Day Two of Attica is All of Us 
“Attica is Now: A Message from the Grassroots”
Special Guests: Herman & Iyaluua Ferguson
Authors of “An Unlikely Warrior, Herman Ferguson:
Evolution of a Black Nationalist Revolutionary”
With Afrika Bambaattaa, Pam Africa, Glenn Ford, Laura Whitehorn, George Tait, Circle of Brothers, Zulu Nation, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement  
Saturday, September 10, 2011 2:00 – 5:00 pm  
The Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
**********ATTICA ANNIVERSARY FILM SCREENINGS

Tuesday, September 13 & Thursday September 15, 2011 
BAMcinématek
BAM ROSE CINEMAS  
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
September 13 – ATTICA! by CINDA FIRESTONE
September 15 – GHOSTS OF ATTICA by BRAD LICHTENSTEIN
Films playing at 4:30, 6:50 and 9:30 pm
Panel discussions to follow 6:50 pm screenings
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For a list of other events planned to honor the 40th anniversary,
visit: www.atticaisallofus.org
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