Friday, August 26, 2011

Reminder: George Jackson Commemoration in Portland, Ore

Dear Friends and Comrades,

This Saturday, August 27th, The Committee to Connect the Dots will be
commemorating the life (and death) of George Jackson.

Please Join us at In Other Words Bookstore (14 NE Killingsworth) from 4-6pm,
with special guests Eddie Collins, Mark Cook (Former Black Panter, Active
Seattle Jericho Member) and Kent Ford (former Black Panther).

And to get you in the "mood", please check out the following video from
Freedom Archives:

George Jackson - 40 year commemoration from Freedom Archives on Vimeo.
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*George Jackson - 40 year commemoration*

*About this video:*
"August 21st marks the 40th anniversary of the execution of George Lester
Jackson. The Chicago- born Jackson would have celebrated his 70th birthday
on September 23rd.

Jackson was a prisoner who became an author, a member of the Black Panther
Party, and co-founder of the Black Guerrilla Family prison organization. He
achieved global fame as one of the Soledad Brothers before being executed by
prison guards in San Quentin Prison.

Based on an edited portion of Prisons on Fire by the Freedom Archives (2001)
with video editing by Oriana Bolden."

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