NYC - Attica 45 years later: A Liberation Flicks commemoration

September 09, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
Justice Center en el Barrio
1637 Park Ave
New York, NY 10029
United States
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This months Liberation Flicks will commemorate the Attica prison uprising that took place 45 years ago this week, September 9th 1971.

The lessons of Attica's heroic uprising and the murderous violence unleashed on the prisoners continue to inspire resistance from oppressed people around the world, inside and outside of prison.

In fact, this September 9th, prisoners, their families, and supporters on the outside are coordinating a nationwide prisoner strike and we urge everyone to support any and all actions happening on this historic day of the people.

The uprising of prisoners at the upstate NY prison was part and parcel of the broader movement aimed at revolutionizing U.S. society that swept the country in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Prisoners, who had studied revolutionary literature from Marx to Fanon and Nkrumah, decided to take action and assert their right to be treated as human beings.

They drew up a 27-point manifesto detailing conditions and demanding action. After receiving no response, and in the wake of the criminal murder of Black Panther leader George Jackson in California, roughly 1,500 inmates, almost all black and brown, took over the prison, taking guards hostage to ensure their demands got a fair hearing.

Join us on this special day as we remember the heroic comrades of Attica and commit ourselves to the struggles up ahead!

22 RSVPS
Alexandra Glembocki Elizabeth BeReal Mike Chrisemer Joshua Peabody Karla Alejandra Reyes Emile Tatum Monica Cruz Rachel Field Henry Cames Vincent Tsai Connor Hicks Antoinette Legnini Cassie Regan Sapphira Lurie David Williams Rick Hill Sofia Dadap Eleanor Ommani Ayot Mamdmb Juan McFearless Peralta Madeline A Silva Shaniqua Pippen

Who's RSVPing

Alexandra Glembocki
Elizabeth BeReal
Mike Chrisemer
Joshua Peabody
Karla Alejandra Reyes
Emile Tatum
Monica Cruz
Rachel Field
Henry Cames
Vincent Tsai
Connor Hicks
Antoinette Legnini
Cassie Regan
Sapphira Lurie
David Williams
Rick Hill
Sofia Dadap
Eleanor Ommani
Ayot Mamdmb
Juan McFearless Peralta
Madeline A Silva
Shaniqua Pippen

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