Family & Friends of Mutulu Shakur is pleased to announce the first cinema screening of ‘Dope is Death’ that Dr. Shakur will be able to attend in person and participate in a Q&A with director Mia Donovan moderated by Boots Riley.
Please join us for an evening of celebration to welcome Dr. Mutulu Shakur home!
TICKETS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY! Reserve yours via Eventbrite.
On December 16th, 2022, Dr. Mutulu Shakur was released on parole after serving 37 years in prison. Dr. Shakur participated in civil rights, Black liberation, harm reduction acupuncture and healthcare movements from the late 1960s to the 1980s. The acts of which he was convicted some thirty years ago were committed in the context of a movement seeking equal opportunities for Black people who, it is widely conceded, were suffering catastrophically from disenfranchisement, segregation, poverty and exclusion from many of the fundamental necessities that make life worth living. The decision to grant parole is based on federal law guidelines for “old law” prisoners, finding that Dr. Shakur poses no threat to the community, taking into consideration his exemplary conduct in prison, his medical condition and how much time he has served. He has taken full responsibility for his actions, served as a force for good and anti-violence throughout his decades of incarceration as an elder with multiple health complications. This victory was secured by the steadfast support of his legal team, his family and his community.
Co-sponsors: Afrikan Student Union, Allied Community Arts Brigade, Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board, Dr. Robin Kelley, Institute on Inequality and Democracy, UCLA Law Criminal Justice Program, UCLA Center for Justice/Prison Ed Program, Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Part 1 of the webinar series, “Straight Ahead: The Life of Resistance of Dr. Mutulu Shakur,” on February 20th at 7PM EST l 4PM PST, will feature a conversation on Dr. Shakur’s life of resistance and activism — primarily prior to his capture in 1986. This webinar will be moderated by Professor Akinyele Umoja. REGISTER HERE
Save the Dates for the Upcoming Webinars: Part 2: Cointelpro and International Law on Thursday, March 9th 7:00 PM EST | 4PM PST – REGISTER HERE Part 3: Dr. Mutulu Shakur Revolutionary Healer on Thursday, March 16th 7:00 PM EST | 4PM PST – REGISTER HERE Part 4: What’s the future? Where do We go from here? on Wednesday, March 29th 7:00 PM EST | 4PM PST
Join Maroon Party for Liberation this Saturday, March 20th from 3-5pm EST, for a screening of a short film on the radical history of acupuncture produced by Eana Meng followed by a discussion featuring:
Talib Shakur (son of Dr. Mutulu Shakur)
Dr. Shadidi Kinsey (former student of Dr. Shakur & founder of PEACE Health Center)
Bro. Shep (Veteran Black Panther & Zulu King)
Laura Whitehorn (former political prisoner & activist)
We, the North Sphere of the Maroon Liberation School, have initiated a response to the opioid epidemic (along with addictions of all kinds, trauma and stress relief) in a way that amplifies some of the genius that emerged after the Human Rights Movement through the efforts of Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Republic of New Afrika healer and acupuncturist.
We are inviting people to come together and extend the celebration of 50th Anniversary of the Lincoln Detox Center by considering it’s contribution to our current health crisis through a national Zoom Gathering on Saturday, March 20th from 3 to 5 pm Eastern.
The week following that gathering, we are inviting organizers to create Healing Hubs in tune with the unique needs of their communities. Right now, we have Healing Hubs being coordinated in Vermont, Los Angeles and Chicago (New York needs a co-coordinator) and are inviting others to consider generating a healing hub in their respective communities anytime March 20 – 28.
NADA, an easily accessible acupuncture technique developed by Dr. Mutulu Shakur was a grass-roots, people-powered response to heroin being planted in Black communities to halt/slow the progress of Human Rights for all. Now, with almost 2 million suffering from opioid addiction in the United States, we wish to emphasize this effective solution made available by Dr. Mutulu Shakur and support actions that can free him as a political prisoner.