Attica is All of Us
On Friday, September 9, 2011 Attica is All of Us, Culture Project, and The Riverside Church Prison Ministry presented Blueprint for Accountability: Attica is All of Us, an evening of music, performance and conversation to mark the 40th anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion and Massacre, and address current prison struggles. The event was free and open to the public. For more information on the event visit atticaisallofus.org.
Discussions were moderated by Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!) and Jamal Joseph (former Black Panther; Chair, Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film division). The evening featured special guest Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire). Discussion participants included Dr. Cornel West (Professor, Public Intellectual & Activist), Attica Brothers, Asha Bandele (Drug Policy Alliance, Journalist, Poet),Baba Amiri Baraka (African-American Poet Laureate, Pan-African Elder Statesman, & Community Activist), Dhoruba Al-Mujahid Bin-Wahad (Consultant, Institute For Development of Pan-African Policy, Ghana, W. Africa), Soffiyah Elijah (Executive Director, Correctional Association), Elizabeth Fink (Attica Brothers Legal Defense), and Joseph “Jazz” Hayden (Campaign to End the New Jim Crow).
Culture Project, Attica is All of Us and The Riverside Church Prison Ministry were pleased to present Blueprint for Accountability: Attica is All of Us in collaboration with the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow and The Nation.