A Celebration of the Life and Struggle of Assata Shakur
Wednesday, November 5th
At the Sol Collective (2574 21st St, Sacto)
On November 2, 1979, Assata Shakur was liberated from a maximum security unit of a prison in New Jersey, where she was unjustly serving a life sentence after being convicted for her alleged role in a shootout with the police in New Jersey. Assata has spent the majority of her life as a political activist. As a member of the Black Panther Party, a participant in the student rights movement, and the movement to end the war against Vietnam she was at the epicenter of the FBI’s COINTELPRO programs.
Assata has been living in exile in Cuba since her escape from prison, where she continues to struggle for the liberation of all people.
Rita “Bo” Brown, formerly of the George Jackson Brigade and currently organizing with PARC (Prison Activist Resource Center)
Sacramento Prisoner Support
And a screening of the film “Eyes of the Rainbow” a film about the life of Assata Shakur