In November 2009 Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, a former US political prisoner, leader the Black Panther Party, and member of the Black Liberation Army, was detained and deported from the West Bank of occupied Palestine by Israeli authorities. He had been invited to attend a conference on political detention by the Palestinian Authority. Dhoruba spent 19 years of a life sentence in jail for a crime he did not commit. He was a target of the FBI’s COINTELPRO, was arrested in 1971 and had his conviction overturned in 1990. He will discuss historic and current struggles again social injustice and state violence in the US and in Palestine, with a specific focus on political prisoners and institutions that repress social movement mobilization within communities fighting oppression.
Join a wide array of Twin Cities organizaitons to hear this powerful speaker, who challenges conventional wisdom and inspires people to embrace social change.
Dhoruba Bin-Wahad’s Twin Cities speaking engagements include:
- Sunday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. (Community Dinner, Donations Accepted) Walker Church, 3100 16th Avenue South, Minneapolis.
- Monday, March 1, 7:00 p.m. (Lecture) University of Minnesota, Blegen Hall, Room 5, 269 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis.
- Tuesday, March 2, 11:15 a.m. (Lecture) Hamline University, Sundin Music Hall, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul.
- Tuesday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. (Lecture) Historic Pilgrim Baptist Church, 732 Central Avenue, St. Paul.
Sponsored by many groups including the Coalition for Palestinian Rights and the Anti-War Committee.