Thursday, September 30, 2010

From Palestine to Oakland: The Fight to Free Political Prisoners

Monday, October 11
7:30pm - 9:00pm
405 Milbank Hall, Barnard College
3009 Broadway New York, NY

Sponsored by: Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine
As part of the Global Days of Action for Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian Political
Prisoners, Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine presents a talk featuring:


Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, Cisco is a Vietnam Veteran who
fought for the grievances of Black and Latino soldiers upon his return to the
states. A former Black Panther, he has been a community activist since his discharge
from th...e military in 1969. He worked with troubled youth up to the day of his
arrest. Freed on bail in September 2007, Cisco is the sole defendant to still face
charges as part of the San Francisco 8, a group of Black Panthers arrested for their
alleged involvement in the 1971 murder of Sgt. John V. Young.


Lamis Deek is a Palestinian organizer born in Nablus, Palestine and raised in New
York. She is member and co-chair of Al-Awda New York. She works in the field of
political asylum and general litigation and witnessed the trial of Ahmad Sa’adat as
well as those of numerous other Palestinian political prisoners.


American University in Cairo post-graduate student and journalist Michael Kennedy
has worked in documenting the remains of what was once al-Fara'a detention center
for minors near the West Bank city of Nablus. Through this photo exhibit and study,
he tells the story of imprisonment and torture through the eyes of Raed, a man now
in his forties, who was once a child prisoner.

Co-sponsored by: Al-Awda NY, Lucha, BSO

Charlotte L. Kates

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