NYC: Black August and the Struggle for Black Liberation Today
1637 Park Ave
New York, NY 10029
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In the wake of Charlottesville, join us for two important presentations on Black August and the current day Black liberation struggle!
Every year, the Black liberation movement and activists for prisoners' rights commemorate Black August to honor the fallen warriors and demand the freedom of political prisoners. The tradition began because on Aug. 21, 1971, heroic Black Panther writer, thinker and Field Marshall George Jackson was assassinated by San Quentin prison guards. Jackson's death led to the Attica prison uprising two weeks later. The Black freedom fighter and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal described it as "A month of divine meaning, of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice; of repression and righteous rebellion; of individual and collective efforts to free the slaves and break the chains that bind us”.
We'll be joined by Zaquanna Albert - whose partner, Delrawn Smalls, was murdered by an off duty white cop in Brooklyn in July 2016. Smalls was killed in a road rage incident caught on video - his killer NYPD officer Wayne Issacs will be facing second degree murder charges in court in September. We see killer cops getting away with murder in nearly every case of racist brutality, so his family and loved ones are continuing the fight to ensure he gets justice by filing two lawsuits against Delrawn's killer.