THURSDAY APRIL 25TH 2013
@ THE RED & BLACK CAFE 400 SE 12TH AVE PORTLAND, OR 7-9pm
Come hear some new, hot off the press poetry by Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqims new book Fade to Black!! We will also watch a short film about his case and members of Oregon Jericho will speak about supporting Jalil with his next upcomming opportunity for parole this summer!!
This event is free, open to the public, all ages and disability affirmative!!
Featured readers include:
Ahjamu Umi-Blazing Arrow Organization
José Gutiérrez- Local MC and Youth Justice Organizer for Partnership for Safety and Justice
Co-sponsored by Oregon Jericho and Portland Anarchist Black Cross
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Jalil Abdul Muntaqim (born on October 18, 1951, as Anthony Bottom) is U.S. held Political Prisoner and Prisoner of War imprisoned for his involvment with the Black Panther Party (BPP) and the Black Liberation Army (BLA). On May 21, 1971, he was arrested in California along with Albert “Nuh” Washington and Herman Bell and set up, as targets of the FBI illegal Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPROS), NEW KILL program, for the killings of two New York City police officers, Waverly Jones and Joseph A. Piagentini. In 1974, Muntaqim was convicted on two counts of murder in the first degree for these killings, and received a prison term of twenty-five years to life. He has maintained his innocence, been a model prisoner, and continues to organize and write for racial and social justice!! He is currently incarcerated at Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York.
Please write him if you can:
Bottom, Anthony Jalil #77A4283
Attica Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 149, Attica NY 14011-0149
Birthday: October 18, 1951