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Existence is Resistance, The Sekou Odinga Defense Committee and The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home present this all day celebration and fundraiser for recently released political prisoner of 34 years, Sekou Odinga.

Sekou Odinga was a U.S. held political prisoner imprisoned 34 years for fighting for the freedom of Black people and the building of the Republic of New Afrika. He was released November 25, 2014 into the arms of family, comrades and friends.

Sponsors:

MXGM
Universal Zulu Nation
Harlem Copwatch
Brotherhood SisterSol
Rebel Diaz Arts Collective
NY Black Panthers
Party for Socialism and Liberation

These organizations will be in attendance with various tables including activities such as letter writing to political prisoners and information on knowing your rights.

We will be showing two amazing documentaries:

12:30 pm The Mike Brown Rebellion by Rebel Diaz

2:30 pm Afraid of Dark by Mya B

Key Note Address at 4 pm by Sekou Odinga

Special Guest DJ Lumumba aka Revolution

Hosted by Hakim Green

Live Performances by:

Divine RBG
Intikana
The Peace Poets
Lah Tere & Mommas HipHop Kitchen
DK Dyson
Mahina Movement

Flier Designed by; Intifada Street
Original Photographic Image Credit: Solwazi, Ancestral Beauty Photography

When:

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:

The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
(3940 Broadway, New York, New York 10032)

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Thursday December 6, 2012 from 4pm – 11pm.

Existence is Resistance presents Hands Off Gaza (Part 2), a fundraising benefit event to raise medical aid for Gaza.

Film Screening, Panel Discussion and Performances from 4pm – 10pm – People are welcome to come anytime – this is a fundraising event and all proceeds raised will go directly for medical aid in Gaza. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

 

4PM – 6.30PM

FILM SCREENING: “Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation”
Followed by a Q&A panel of artists and organizers featured in the filmThe documentary revolves around a ten day journey of artists traveling through Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance through the arts.The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, Lowkey, Jody McIntyre and Trinidad, Brandon and Lavie from the South West Youth Collaborative/University of Hip Hop Chicago. Staying in the heart of Balata Refugee Camp @ the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus the group witnesses night raids, toured places like Hebron where there are roads for the Arabs and roads for the Jews, they meet families of shaheeds as well as young Palestinians who have been jailed, shot, humiliated, the group visits Bi’lin where they get shot at and tear gassed and experience first hand what it felt like living under occupation.
7PM -8.30PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: “Hip Hop, Resistance and Palestine – Views from Global Community”
Panel of Artists discussing global resistance through the arts, especially hip hop and making the connections from the Ghetto to Gaza…some of these artists have been to Gaza and the West Bank.
The panel will include:
IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
M1 OF DEAD PREZ – Traveled to Gaza in 2009 and the West Bank in 2010
MAINO
HASAN SALAAM
MAZZI (SOUL PURPOSE) – Traveled to Gaza in 2009 and the West Bank in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
JASIEL- Traveled to the West Bank in 2012More to be announced9PM – 10PM
LIVE PERFORMANCES
Some of the artists from the previous panel will perform as well as poetry from Tahani Salah and DJ Vega Benetton on the Turntables.
NO AGE RESTRICTIONS
$20 SUGGESTED DONATION
PLEASE EMAIL EIR.NYC@GMAIL.COM TO RSVP AND/OR ENDORSE – PLEASE PUT “HANDS OFF GAZA PART 2″ IN THE SUBJECT LINE.HANDS OFF GAZA PART 1 CAN BE SEEN HERE:http://vimeo.com/9003712