Sunday, May 1 · 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Moonstone Arts Center
110A S. 13th St
Sunday May 1: RED INK: MAY DAY – 2PM
Moonstone Arts Center
110A S. 13th St
Philadelphia, Pa 19107
Political Prisoners, Isolation & Torture in America
Film, Discussion & Exhibit of Collages by Ojore Lutalo
With Hikim Green, Bonnie Kerness, Ojore Lutalo & TJ Whitaker
Hakim "Hak" Green is Hip-Hop. He uses it to address the ills affecting black culture
and he founded the For Life Initiative, a non-profit that promotes Hip-Hop as a
positive lifestyle. Hakim has recorded albums with Channel Live, lectured for Human
Education Against Lies (H.E.A.L.), Stop the Violence Movements, and the
International Youth Organization.
Bonnie Kerness serves as Coordinator of the AFSC’s Prison Watch Project and has
worked as a human rights advocate in US prisons with a focus on torture, isolation
(no touch torture), and use of devices of torture in US prisons. She contributed to
Our Children’s House (testimonies on juvenile imprisonment); Torture in US Prisons
(Evidence of US Human Rights Violations); The Prison Inside the Prison (Control
Units, Supermax Prisons and Devices of Torture), and other publications. She speaks
widely on human rights violations of United Nations Covenants in US prisons.
Ojore Lutalo is a former New Afrikan Anarchist political prisoner who served 28
years in prison for clandestine activities during the 1970’s and 1980’s. 22 of those
years were in isolation in the Management Control Unit at New Jersey State Prison,
for entertaining thoughts that the NJ Department of Corrections/Homeland Security
didn’t approve of. During this time Ojore created collages of political and social
commentary on the neo-slavery of US prisons.
T.J. Whitaker is the National Secretary and a New Jersey representative for the
Jericho Movement, a national organization dedicated to raising awareness and support
for U.S. Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War. He is currently completing his
PhD in Global Affairs at Rutgers University, Newark, where his research focuses on
human rights violations of political activists.