“Assata Shakur’s Legacy & Lives of Resistance” Free University

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Date(s) - 06/15/2013
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Marcus Garvey Park
120th St and 5th Ave
New York

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The actions and writings of Assata Shakur, a Black Liberation activist living in exile in Cuba, have been influential to a wide range of activists. Our event theme – “Assata Shakur’s Legacy & Lives of Resistance” – connects Assata Shakur’s political and personal work with a network of people who have dedicated our lives to struggle, celebration, and social change.

In solidarity with the “Assata Teach-In” series, Free University-NYC and Brecht Forum invite friends, families, comrades, and community groups to learn and share transformative education in public space. A potluck dinner will be served at 6pm (please RSVP so we can prepare enough food).

RSVP/contribute classes/participate: FreeUniversityNYC.org/Assata

  • Confirmed Classes:
    • Assata Shakur’s Legacy (Brecht Forum)
    • Prison education: liberation and cooptation (Progressive Education Initiative)
    • Teaching Assata at Riker’s Island (CUNY professor Tony Gronowicz)
  • What classes can you offer?
    We invite you to contribute workshops relating to this Free U’s theme. Some suggestions:

    • Political Resistance – Stop Stop & Frisk; know-your-rights training; stories of Assata Shakur and other political prisoners and exiles in the U.S. and around the world.
    • Education Resistance – votes of no confidence; test boycotts; student strikes; decolonizing curriculum and classrooms; halting the school-to-prison pipeline and school closures.
    • Spaces of Resistance – prisoners’ struggles; campaigns to end immigrant raids and deportations; housing and financial rights workshops.
  • How can you volunteer and/or be involved in planning?

Come to our next planning meeting!
June 8 – 12pm – City Hall Park fountain (enter Park Row and Beekman st, Manhattan)
We invite you to take active part in coordinating this event. Any and all skills in dialogue facilitation, community outreach, online publicity, video/audio documentation, event logistics, info table welcoming & support, food preparation, and more are heartily welcome.

Email FreeUniversityNYC@gmail.com for more information.

Info links:

http://FreeUniversityNYC.org/Assata

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