Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DON’T FORGET: Black Political Imprisonment Symposium

People in and around Texas and others who can attend throughout this colonial
nation, come to the critical symposium on the subject of Black Political
Imprisonment on April 23rd, 2011 at the African and African Diaspora Studies
Department in the GRG building, 2nd floor at the University of Texas, Austin. The
symposium will serve as a gathering point for Black people to discuss the continued
imprisonment of Black radical activist, discuss key questions surrounding their
imprisonment, and develop practical steps toward freeing these leaders immediately.
To all Black people who are concerned about our conditions in America, your unique
perspectives on the struggle, trials and incarceration of Black political activists
in the US would make a significant contribution to a dialogue with activists and
scholars seeking to build on historical social justice endeavors.
The organizers of this symposium also invite the community to contribute on the
topic of “Black Political Imprisonment, Here and Now!” to the HTLC digital
They are interested in any relevant articles/essays, art, poetry, music, theoretical
and/or cultural contributions that you have authored and would permit to be posted
on the digital repository. The aim is to upload contributions before the April
23rdgathering in order to have better informed discussions and debates.
Symposium Organizers
Joao Costa Vargas, Anthropology, UT Austin costavargas@mail.utexas.edu
Joy James, Humanities, Williams College jjames@williams.edu
Frank B. Wilderson III, African American Studies and Drama, UC Irvine

Now showing works 1-11 of 11

April 23, 2011 Symposium: "Black Political Imprisonment, Here and Now!"
James, Joy (2011)

Black women's narratives of genocide in urban Rio de Janeiro
Rocha, Luciane O. (2011)

Cradle to Grave: Texas "Disproportionality" from Foster Care to Death Row
James, Joy (2009-01-01)

The Greatest Threat
Conway, Marhsall Eddie (2011)

Human rights in the U.S.: The unfinished story of political prisoners/victims of
Taifa, Nkechi; Cleaver, Kathleen Neal; Warren, Michael Tarif; Ellison, Bruce; Jaga,
Geronimo ji; Whitehorn, Laura (2001)

Imprisoned Intellectuals: America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation,
and Rebellion
James, Joy (2003)

Message to the Black Political Imprisonment Conference (MAJ)
Abu-Jamal, Mumia (2011-03-10)

Safiya Bukhari on U.S. political prisoners: excerpts from “The War Before: The True
Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison & Fighting for
Those Left Behind” (New York: The Feminist Press, 2010)
Bukhari, Safiyah (2010)

Towards a New American Revolution
Muntaqim, Jalil A. (2009)

Towards a Truth and Reconciliation Commission For New African/Black Political
Prisoners, Prisoners of War and Freedom Fighters
Shakur, Mutulu (2010)

Unique problems associated with the legal defense of political prisoners and
prisoners of war (PP/POWs)
Acoli, Sundiata (1996)

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