[News] Save the date - Cointelpro 101 in Illinois and Upstate NY - Sept 30 - Oct 16th

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Tue Sep 13 18:10:15 EDT 2011

Cointelpro 101 - is coming to Chicago, Macomb - Buffalo, Rochester and Albany
with filmmaker Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives

The term Cointelpro refers to the official FBI 
Counter Intelligence Program carried out to 
surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of 
social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, 
and destroy the movements themselves.

Understanding the history and continuing impact 
of Cointelpro is absolutely central to 
understanding the U.S. government’s wars and its 
suppression of progressive movements.

COINTELPRO 101 opens the door to understanding this complex history.


    * Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford)—Founder of 
Revolutionary Action Movement and professor at Temple University.
    * Bob Boyle—Attorney representing many 
activists and political prisoners targeted by COINTELPRO.
    * Kathleen Cleaver—former leader of the Black 
Panther Party, now Professor of Law at Emory and 
Yale Universities and an expert on COINTELPRO.
    * Ward Churchill—recently-removed Professor 
at the University of Colorado who has written extensively about COINTELPRO.
    * Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz—Long-time Native American activist and educator.
    * Priscilla Falcon—Long-time Mexicana 
activist and professor whose husband was 
assassinated for his leadership in the Chicano struggle.
    * Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt—former leader of the 
Black Panther Party who was falsely imprisoned 
for 27 years in a COINTELPRO case.
    * Jose Lopez—Director of the Puerto Rican 
Cultural Center in Chicago and long-time advocate of Puerto Rican independence.
    * Francisco 'Kiko' Martinez—long-time 
Chicano/Mexicano activist and attorney.
    * Lucy Rodriguez—Puerto Rican Independentista 
and former Political Prisoner.
    * Ricardo Romero—long-time Chicano/Mexicano 
activist and Grand Jury resister
    * Akinyele Umoja—African American History 
scholar at Georgia State University.
    * Laura Whitehorn—radical activist and former 
political prisoner who was targeted by the federal government.

Friday, September 30th – 4pm
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
2753 Division St

Monday, October 3rd – 7pm
Western Illinois University - Morgan Hall 109
Macomb, IL

Tuesday, October 4th – 3pm
Northwestern University - Location TBA

Thursday, October 6th - 7pm
Universidad Popular
2801 S. Hamlin Ave.

Friday, October 7th – 8pm
Chicago Filmmakers
5243 N Clark St
Co-presented by the NLG


Thursday, October 13th – 7pm
Burning Books
420 Connecticut St
Buffalo, NY

Friday, October 14th – 7pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St
Rochester, NY

Sunday, October 16th – 6pm
Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave
Albany, NY

Freedom Archives
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

415 863-9977

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