March 31, 2011 Justice with Peace
*Ashanti Alston - Former Black Liberation Army Political Prisoner & steering committee member of the National Jericho Movement
*Marta Rodriguez - Puerto Rican independence activist and member of the New England Committee to Defend Palestine
*Jihad Abdul Mummit - Former Black Liberation Army Political Prisoner and chair of the National Jericho Movement
*Viviane Saleh-Hanna - Activist Scholar and Assistant Professor of Crime and Justice Studies at the UMass Dartmouth
*Jason Lydon - Minister of the Community Church of Boston as well as anti-racist, abolitionist, queer liberation organizer
*Mauri Saalakhan - Director of Operations for The Peace And Justice Foundation; a Muslim-led, grassroots human rights organization.
*Tamer Mehanna - Brother of Tarek Mehanna, currently incarcerated after refusing to serve as an informant for the FBI and corroborate any FBI claims or accusations against members of the Muslim community that might arise, at the discretion of the FBI.
*Kazi Toure - a longtime community organizer who works especially on rights issues for American Friends Service Committee, seeking justice for all political prisoners. He himself is a former political prisoner and was the first African American convicted of seditious conspiracy in the U.S., for which he served nearly ten years.
*Richard Hugus - member of New England Committee to Defend Palestine and under investigation by FBI. He has used his skills as an activist, film-maker and writer to stand up for fundamental truths: oppressed people have the right to fight their oppressors; colonized people have the right to take back the land that was stolen from them.
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde
This will be a one day community-building educational event featuring interactive workshops, a panel discussion, time for socializing and networking, and performances by some of the region's best movement artists. The conference will bring together student activists with community members to present a diverse array of voices and an alternative discourse about FBI repression, political prisoners, and the struggle for liberation.
Cosponsored by Human Rights Week: In Our Hands (3/27-4/3)
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Speakers/Performers subject to change.