Event tonight! “Police State Oppression: From Malcolm X to Oscar Grant and the SHU”

Don’t miss this screening/talk tonight at 6:30!!

Barrios Unidos
1817 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hajj Malcolm Shabazz will be speaking about the new book, “The Re-Invention of Malcolm X”, by Manning Marable which slanders his grandparents.

JR, the Minister of Information will also be screening his film, “Operation Small Axe.” This film takes a raw and unflinching look at life under police terrorism in Oakland. Through the stories of Oscar Grant ,Lovelle Mixon and Minister of information JR Valrey, the film focuses on the occupation of Oakland’s communities of color by militarized and racist police forces. Oscar Grant was shot in the back and killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle on January 1st of this year. On March 21st, Lovelle Mixon was killed by Oakland police after having allegedly shot five OPD officers, killing four. directed and produced by Adimu Madyun

Manuel LaFontaine from “All of Us Or None” and other strike supporters will give an update on the SHU prisoner hunger strike happening at Pelican Bay State Prison and Corcoran State Prison since July 1.

Q & A will follow the film and speakers.

The event will be hosted by Block Report Radio, KPFA Morning Mix’s, the Santa Cruz Community Coalition to Overcome Racism, and the Watsonville Brown Berets

(summary by santa cruz indymedia)


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