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Announcement :: Education : Human Rights : Organizing
Set the Captives Free Conference, May 21st
24 Apr 2005
On May 21st, come and celebrate Afrikan Liberation day with us. Join us for a day of conscious Hip Hop, local performance art, political education, and a workshop featuring Hip Hop originators the Last Poets and the popular grassroots political Hip Hop of Dead Prez, "Writing Hip Hop Lyrics that Strengthen the Black Community."
Please forward to as many people and lists as possible

...a once in a lifetime, one time only event...

The Boston Chapter of the Jericho Movement presents:

Set the Captives Free!
Conference and Concert

May 21st, 2005, 11am - 7pm

Strand Theatre,
543 Columbia Road
Upham's Corner
Dorchester, Mass.
http://www.cityofboston.gov/arts/directions.asp

On May 21st, come and celebrate Afrikan Liberation day with us. Join us for a day of conscious Hip Hop, local performance art, political education, and a workshop featuring Hip Hop originators the Last Poets and the popular grassroots political Hip Hop of Dead Prez, "Writing Hip Hop Lyrics that Strengthen the Black Community."

Ticket Prices: $25 per person. Block rates available. Early purchase is encouraged, this event will sell out.

FEATURING:
* Dead Prez, political Hip Hop,
http://www.sonymusic.com/labels/loud/deadprez/deadprez.html
* The Last Poets, Hip Hop originators Umar Bin Hassan and Abiodun Oyewole, 1968-2005,
http://www.furious.com/perfect/lastpoets.html
* Attorney Lynn Stewart, recently convicted People's Lawyer , http://www.lynnestewart.org
* Attorney Michael Tariq Warren, People's Lawyer from New York City who has represented numerous political prisoners, including Mumia Abu-Jamal
* Luis Rosa, Puerto Rican Independentista and former political prisoner
* Rafael Cancel Miranda, Puerto Rican Independentista and former political prisoner
* Queen Godis, Hip Hop diva,
http://www.queengodis.biz/
* Fred Hampton Jr., son of the slain leader of the
Black Panther Party in Chicago
* PRESENTE, performance troupe which focuses on poetry and stories of u.s. held political prisoners
* Kazi Toure, former political prisoner
Pam Africa, MOVE and International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
* Russell Shoats III, son of Philadelphia Black Unity
Movement leader and political prisoner, Russell
Maroon Shoats, http://www.prisonactivist.org/
alerts/FreeRussellMaroonShoats.shtml
* The Foundation, political Hip-Hop,
http://www.foundationhiphop.net/
*Reflect and Strengthen, young women's multicultural performance troupe,
http://www.reflectandstrengthen.org/
* Martial Arts demonstrations
* Boston City Councilors Felix Arroyo and Chuck Turner (invited)

Advance ticket sales are crucial to supporting our political prisoners and making this event happen. Thank you for your support.

For more info/ticket locations call 1-617-650-9619

DIrections to the Strand:
* Red Line to Andrew station, then either #16 (Forest Hills) bus or #17 (Field's Corner) bus to Upham's Corner/Dudley Street. Get off in front of Payless shoe store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past BankBoston.
* Orange Line to Ruggles station, then the #15 (Upham's Corner) bus via Dudley Station. Get off in front of Payless shoe store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Fleet Bank.
* Orange Line to Forest Hills station, then #16 (Forrest Hills) bus to Upham's Corner. Get off in front of Payless shoe store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Fleet Bank.
* From South: Take I-93 North to exit 15, Columbia Road. Left at the bottom of ramp to third set of lights. There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken / Store 24 on the corner. Turn left onto Columbia Road. Go through two sets of lights, the Strand is on the left, just past Fleet Bank.
* From North: Take I-93 South to exit 15, Coulmbia Road. Right at the bottom of ramp to third set of lights. There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken / Store 24 on the corner. Turn left onto Columbia Road. Go through two sets of lights, the Strand is on the left, just past Fleet Bank.
* From West: Mass Pike (I-90) east into Boston, to I-93 south. Follow "From the NORTH" directions.
* From Jamaica Plain/ Brookline: Take the JamaicaWay south to the Arborway. Go over the bridge at Forrest Hills to the rotary. Go 3/4 around the rotary and turn into Franklin Park. Go through the park, and turn left onto Blue Hill Avenue. Go about 50 yards, then make a right onto Columbia Road. The Strand is about 1 1/3 miles down on the right, just past the Strand Pharmacy.
See also:
http://www.jerichoboston.org
http://www.thejerichomovement.com

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