From the Panthers to #OWS Repression & Resistance

From the Panthers to #OWS Repression & Resistance

A night of training & discussion on the issue of state repression against Leftist political movements in history and today.  A panel discussion will feature Laura Whitehorn, radical activist, Weather Underground member and former political prisoner, Bob Boyle, attorney who represented activists and political prisoners targeted by the COINTELPRO program, Cisco Torres, former Black Panther and defendant in the San Francisco 8 case, Lamis Deek of the Muslim Defense Committee, NLG-NYC, and Andy Stepanian, co-founder of The Sparrow Project and a defendant in the SHAC7 case.  5-9PM, Friday March 9th, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South  DIRECTIONS

5:00-6:00:
ANTI-REPRESSION/KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TRAINING
Protect yourself, your friends, and your community. Know your rights, and how to avoid risks. Know how to respond, and what remedies are available when your rights are violated.

6:00-7:00:
DINNER AND SCREENING OF COINTELPRO 101
COINTELPRO 101 documents the history of the FBI and other agencies’ attempt to destroy movements of self-determination and liberation for Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous struggles. The film uncovers the mounted institutionalized attack against allies of these movements and other progressive organizations.  This must see documentary includes interviews with activists and organizers such as Kathleen Cleaver, Ward Churchill, Roxanne Dunbar- Ortiz & Laura Whitehorn.

7:00:
PANEL, QUESTION & ANSWER AND DISCUSSION
Panel discussion featuring: Laura Whitehorn, radical activist and former political prisoner, Bob Boyle, attorney who represented many activists and political prisoners targeted by the COINTELPRO program, Cisco Torres, former Black Panther and defendant in the SF 8 case, Lamis Deek of the Muslim Defense Committee, NLG-NYC, and Andy Stepanian, a defendant in the SHAC7 case.


Organized by the Anti-Repression Committee, a sub-committee of the OWS Activist Legal Working Group