SAVE THE DATE!
In Celebration of Womyn’s Heritage Month - The Maysles Harlem Cinema Presents:
Yuri Kochiyama & Assata Shakur
"Revolutionary Warrior Womyn - Together Again In Harlem"
Come Celebrate Womyn's Heritage Month With A Day Of Film Screenings, Food & An Interactive Audience Discussion With The Comrades, Friends & Family Of Both Sistah Yuri Kochiyama & Sistah Assata Olugbala Shakur.
Moderated By Sadiki "Bro. Shep" Ojore Olugbala, Universal Zulu Nation and;
Featuring A Very Special Post Film Panel with.....
Pamela Hanna is a former member of The New York State Chapter Of The Black Panther Party who has personally worked together with both Assata Shakur & Yuri Kochiyama. A Co-Host for WBAI's internationally acclaimed "Where We Live" radio show; She continues to advocate and organize as a supporter and personal advisor for the many forgotten parents, children, grandchildren & family members of U.S. government held Political Prisoners, POW's & Political exiles from the Black Liberation movement of the 60's, 70's & 80's. Pam also serves as campaign Co-Chairperson To Free BPP/BLA Political Prisoner Kamau Sadiki.
Meejin Richart is a member of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities; The Peoples' Justice for Community Control & Police Accountability Coalition; The Bushwick CopWatch Team; Co-coordinator of Poongmul Movement Builders and; She works at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Her work is committed to building power in queer, trans and people of color communities to achieve racial & economic justice through community engagement. She also works toward peace in Korea and anti-U.S. militarism around the world.
Cleo Silvers is a former member of both the Young Lords Party and the New York State Chapter of the Black Panther Party who worked with their medical cadre as a Community Mental Health Worker at Lincoln Hospital and served as co-chairperson of the Health Revolutionary Unity Movement (HRUM). She helped organize two militant takeovers of Lincoln Hospital which led to the formation of the Lincoln Detox Center (a non-methadone based treatment) and an increase of the quality of healthcare available to the South Bronx & Harlem communities. Cleo currently works as the Director of Outreach for The Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Center For Occupational And Environmental Medicine and states that the focus of her life .. "continues to be the improvement of conditions for working people in every aspect of their lives including housing, healthcare, education, culture, integrity, peace, justice, criminalization of youth in communities of color."__________________________________________________________
Sunday, March 16, 2014
4:00pm - 9:00pm
The Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Blvd/ Lenox Ave (bet. 127-128th streets)
Harlem, New York 10027
Suggested Donation: $10.00 (No one turned away)
Information: (212) 726-2301
CO-SPONSORED BY: The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Center, Universal Zulu Nation, Sisters Circle Collective, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities; The Peoples Survival Program _______________________________
Sunday's Event Schedule:
4:00PM "A Film Interview With Assata Shakur"
5:00PM "Eyes On A Rainbow: The Story Of Assata Shakur"
Gloria Ronaldo, 1997, 45 min.
Eyes on the Rainbow deals with the life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years. This film also covers Afro-Cuban beliefs and culture, including the Yoruba Orisha Oya, goddess of the ancestors, of war, of the cemetery and of the rainbow.
6:00PM Dinner Break
6:30PM "Passion For Justice: The Story Of Yuri Kochiyama"
Pat Saunders and Rea Tajiri, 1994, 57 min
Yuri Kochiyama is a Japanese American woman who has lived in Harlem for more than 40 years with a long history of activism on a wide range of issues. Through extensive interviews with family and friends, archival footage, music and photographs, Yuri Kochiyama chronicles this remarkable woman’s contribution to social change through some of the most significant events of the 20th century, including the Black Liberation movement, the struggle for Puerto Rican independence, and the Japanese American Redress movement. In an era of divided communities and racial conflict, Kochiyama offers an outstanding example of an equitable and compassionate multiculturalist vision.
7:30PM Featured Panel Discussion - Q & A
Historic photo below of Sis. Yuri, in glasses, providing first aid to Malcolm X ...
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