Fight the Good Fight: A Holistic Healthcare Fundraiser- Brooklyn, NYC – November 11, 2012

For everyone fighting the good fight: Treat yourself to holistic health care to benefit Dr. Mutulu Shakur!

Choose from acupuncture, herbal and flower essence consultations, massage, private yoga lessons, & reiki, or book a treatment as a gift for someone who deserves it.

When: Sunday, November 11th from 12-7 pm

Where: Brooklyn Open Acupuncture

$15 – $60 sliding scale*

Walk in or Schedule Your Appointment: http://bit.ly/R3NVnF

*Donations are tax-deductible go to support Dr. Shakur’s legal defense, commissary essentials, and projects promoting justice for the Black community.

The Brooklyn Open Acupuncture Clinic where this event will be held is located near the following subways and buses:

More information on Dr. Shakur:

In 1970 Dr. Shakur was employed by the Lincoln Detox Community Program for addiction treatment as a political education instructor. His role evolved to include counseling and treatment of withdrawal symptoms with acupuncture. Eventually, he became the Program’s Assistant Director and remained associated with the program until 1978.

From 1978 to 1982, Dr. Shakur was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Black Acupuncture Advisory Association of North America (BAAANA) and the Harlem Institute of Acupuncture. Where, at Lincoln, Dr. Shakur had managed a detox program recognized as the largest and most effective of its kind, at BAAANA he continued his remarkable work and also treated thousands of poor and elderly patients who would otherwise have no access to treatment of this type.  By the late 1970′s Dr. Shakur’s work in acupuncture and drug detoxification was both nationally and internationally known.

In 1986, Dr. Shakur was charged under the “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization” or ‘RICO’ laws for 8 counts of conspiracy to aid bank expropriation and aiding in the prison escape of Assata Shakur. The U.S. government alleged that Mutulu’s political associates constituted a racketeering enterprise. He was convicted on all counts and sentenced to 60 years imprisonment with a recommendation of no parole.  While all appeals have been denied, he does have an application for sentence reduction that is pending and is preparing a presidential pardon application.  Dr. Shakur has now been incarcerated for over 20 years!  This event will support the next phase of work for Mutulu’s freedom.

“WITHOUT STRUGGLE SURE WE CAN’T EXPECT TO HAVE VICTORY … SO I THANK YOU ALL WHO HAVE DONE ANYTHING TO HELP ME IN THIS FIGHT FOR MY FREEDOM.

WE WILL NOT LOSE FAITH IN OUR ABILITY TO OVERCOME INJUSTICES.

AIM HIGH AND GO ALL OUT!
STIFF RESISTANCE!

THANK YOU ALL”
-MUTULU SHAKUR

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