Wednesday, January 26, 2011


On the life, work, art & thought of revolutionary prisoner Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson,
Minister of Defense, New Afrikan Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter


Saturday, January 29


Thursday, January 27 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst / Bloor)
Toronto, ON

7pm - Speakers and Discussion
9pm - After party with hip-hop show

...Wasun performing tracks from his new album PRISON NOTEBOOKS
w/ DJ’ing from Revolutionary Love
$20: book, panel, hip-hop show, party
$5: panel, hip-hop show, party


Dr. Chris Harris (a.k.a. Wasun) - Discussing the history of the Black Panther Party
and communist politics in the black working class in U.S. and Canada.

Sara Falconer - Introducing Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson and the dire situation he’s
facing at Red Onion State Supermax Prison, Virginia.

Steve da Silva - Introducing Defying the Tomb, the thought of Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson
and the ideology of the NABPP.

Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johson: From a gangster to prison house lawyer to revolutionary
artist, theorist, and leader in the New Afrikan Black Panther Party - Prison Chapter
(NABPP-PC) for the past five years Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson has been advocating for
and rebuilding the United Panther Movement in the spirit of the original Black
Panther Party, which was an internationalist, anti-imperialist, and communist
organization. The NABPP sees its role as organizing the black proletarian masses and
urban poor, alongside other oppressed nationalities and proletarians in Amerika. The
Prison Chapter sees its role as creating the nucleus of the United Panther Movement,
and turning Amerika’s concentration camps into schools of liberation.

Dr. Chris Harris, a.k.a. Wasun is a long-time community organizer, a former member
of the Black Action Defense Committee, a leading revolutionary rapper in Toronto,
and has just attained his PhD from OISE on the topic of the history of communist
politics in the African-Canadian working class.

Sara Falconer is a Toronto-based journalist and social media specialist. She is part
of the collective that produces the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners
Calendar ( As a member of the Toronto Anarchist Black Cross,
she helps produce, an online and print zine of writings and
analysis by and for political prisoners and their supporters.

Steve da Silva is the Education Officer of and a people’s journalist with BASICS
Community News Service as well as radio show host with the program Radio Basics at
CHRY 105.5 FM. Steve has been following, working with and popularizing Rising Sun
Press and the NABPP since discovering the work of Rashid two years ago.

Organizers: BASICS Community News Service, Anarchist Black Cross - Toronto

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