[nyfoil-l] 2/23-24 (FRI-SAT): Assata Shakur & CCNY events
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Sun Feb 18 12:46:35 CST 2007
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 08:49:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Lydia Shestopalova <lydia528 @ yahoo.com>
Subject: UPDATE FROM THE MORALES/SHAKUR CENTER & ASSATA *2/23 - 2/24* EVENT
COME ONE! COME ALL! CELEBRATE AFRICAN HERITAGE AND THE
STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF ALL OPPRESSED PEOPLE!
but first THE UPDATE:
2/17 The words below do not account for letters from
CCNY Vice President of Student Affairs sent to
officers AND members of the student organizations
SLAM! and SER citing their PERSONAL responsibility
that the policies of the CUNY Board of Trustees are
upheld. The fact that the unauthorized namings of
other spaces on campus hasn't caused such reprisals is
of no concern to the autocrats.
2/15 Since Councilman Barron replaced the sign above
the door of NAC 3/201 on February 8, 2007, the CCNY
administration has responded out of fear. Very simply,
the sign says that the space is named The Guillermo
Morales/Assata Shakur Community and Student Center and
features the photographs of the two CCNY students it
honors. The idea of a liberated space (free from
interference by the administration and run by a
coalition of students and community members) is seen
as threatening. It is so threatening that the NAC was
completely locked down and students at the Center were
escorted out of the building so the sign could be
removed without witnesses after 11pm. Also, the
celebration and acknowledgement of Black and Latino
movements for autonomy and justice is so frightening
to City College that there is new security detail
watching our doorway, whose job is to videotape people
entering and exiting the space, grease the walls so
that we can't repost our sign, and to generally harass
students by their very presence. While we certainly
feel "safer," being watched so carefully, we will not
stop organizing to teach real history or advocate for
student and human rights. To get involved, come to the
Town Hall meeting on Friday 2/23 in NAC 0/201, from
2-4pm. There, we will discuss the loss of student
space, the installation of dangerous equipment,
harassment from security, among other issues. In the
context of African Heritage Month, we want to assert
that this is our history we are making and
celebrating, and our school that we are fighting for
and protecting. For more info, come to NAC 3/201, call
(212) 650-5008, or email
harlemslam @ gmail.com. La luta
continua! All power to the people!
In honor of African Heritage Month
The Guillermo Morales/ASSATA SHAKUR
Community and Student Center Proudly Presents:
SISTER IN THE STRUGGLE - ASSATA SHAKUR, BLACK POWER,
AND THE FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
The two day event begins on
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23
CCNY NAC 0/201 2-4PM
with a CCNY Student TOWN HALL MEETING
Speak your mind about physical changes to the campus,
the education you receive, and the role of CCNY
security and administration. Let's assert student
power and autonomy & ACT on it!
From 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, we will be screening the rare documentary
EYES of the RAINBOW introduced by SAM ANDERSON
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24
CCNY NAC 0/201 12-4PM
update from the MORALES/SHAKUR Center
former BET producer DAVID FAR-EL
NY MUMIA COALITION
author CAROLYN BAXTER
friend of Assata MAE JACKSON
SECOND screening of rare documentary EYES of the
RAINBOW introduced by ROSEMARI MEALY.
Don't miss your chance!
Please email Lydia for a flyer (lydia528 @ yahoo.com),
call (212) 650-5008 or stop by the Community Center in
NAC 3/201. Also, it will be added to
myspace.com/harlemslam and the www.harlemslam.org
events page shortly! SPREAD THE WORD!
The various events over February 23rd and 24th will
take place in the lecture hall 0/201 in the North
Academic Center (NAC) at City College.
138th and Convent Ave
1 to 137th St. Walk uphill on 138th to Amsterdam.
A,B,C,D to 145th St. Walk uphill on 145th to Convent.
Brought to you by the Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur
Community and Student Center, Students for Educational
Rights, and the Student Liberation Action Movement.
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