Feb. 28-March 2: Events with Dhoruba Bin-Wahad

February 12, 2010 at 5:49 am (Events)

**Political Repression and State Violence, from Minneapolis to Palestine**

a talk by Dhoruba Bin-Wahad

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In November 2009 Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, a former U.S. 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 against social injustice and state violence in the U.S. 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 organizations to hear this powerful speaker, who challenges conventional wisdom and inspires people to embrace social change.

***Schedule of Events***

**02/28, 7pm

Community Dinner with Dhoruba

Walker Church, 3100 16th Ave S, Mpls

Vegan/vegetarian options

$5 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

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**03/01, 7pm

Lecture followed by Q&A

5 Blegen Hall, University of Minnesota


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**03/02, 11:15am

Lecture followed by Q&A

Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University

1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul


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**03/02, 6pm

Lecture and refreshments

Historic Pilgrim Baptist Church, 732 Central Ave, St. Paul (corner of Central and Grotto; enter on west side of building)

Sponsored by the St. Paul NAACP and Graybeard. Questions about event can be directed to the St. Paul NAACP at  651-649-0520.

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Sponsored by the American Studies Dept. (UofM), Black Law Student Assn. (Hamline), Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Criminal Law Student Assn. (Hamline), Critical Legal Studies group (Hamline), Dept. of African American and African Studies (UofM), Dept. of Political Science (UofM), EWOK!, Hamline Chapter of the National Lawyers’ Guild, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Latino Law Student Association (Hamline), Law Democrats (Hamline), MN Global Justice Project, MN Chapter of the National Lawyers’ Guild, RNC 8 Defense Committee, Scholars for Academic Justice, Scott and Carrie Support Committee, WAMM Mideast Committee, Women’s Student Activist Collective

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