Tuesday, September 06, 2011

SF Reminder - Friday Sept 9 - Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Attica Prison Uprising


Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Attica Prison Uprising

Friday, September 9th - 7pm Sharp
518 Valencia Street - San Francisco
Attica - The Restored 1974 Film

Discussion with:
Azadeh Zohrabi - Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal
Dennis Cunningham - Original Attica Attorney
Manuel La Fontaine - about connecting the dots to
Georgia, Ohio and California prison strikes

Prison unrest in the United States hit a boiling point on September
9, 1971, when inmates at Attica State Prison after months of
protesting inhumane living conditions rebelled, seizing part of the
prison and taking 35 hostages. The uprising was met with a military
attack and the murder of 43 people after NY State troopers assaulted
the prisoners. Attica - released 3 years later - is an investigation
of the rebellion and its aftermath, piecing together documentary
footage of the occupation and ensuing assault. Especially significant
today as prisoners from Georgia, Ohio, California and other states
fight for their human rights in the face of increased imprisonment
and the brutality and torture of long-term solitary confinement.

$10 Donation - $5 youth - No one turned away
Sponsored by the Freedom Archives & the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Catch this 8-minute video

Attica Is All Of Us from Freedom Archives on Vimeo.


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