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Maroon the Implacable: Conversation in Light of Recently Published Writings of Political Prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz

April  24, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

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Maroon the Implacable
 

Maroon the Implacable: Conversation in Light of Recently Published Writings of Political Prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz

Hosted by Anthropology and Social Change at CIIS

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a political prisoner who has been held unjustly for over thirty years, including two decades in solitary confinement. He was active as a leader in the Black Liberation Movement in Philadelphia, both above and underground. His successful escapes from maximum security prisons earned him the title “Maroon.” This is the first published collection of his written works.

Join us for a conversation about resistance and survival as communities organize across walls and borders against incarceration.

FEATURING:

THERESA SHOATZ
Daughter of Maroon Shoatz

QUINCY SAUL
Co-editor of the Book

ANITA WILLS
Occupy4Prisoners, People's Investigations

DIANA BLOCK
California Coalition for Women Prisoners

MANUEL LA FONTAINE
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, All of Us or None, Pelican Bay to Palestine

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