[Ppnews] Oakland - Former Prisoner speaks about racism and disabilism

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Mon Oct 3 14:47:12 EDT 2005

Monday Oct. 17, 2005   6:00-7:30pm
Ella Baker Center for  Human Rights Center
344 40th St., Oakland,

Donation will be collected    FREE Food

Almost 4 years of incarceration because of
self-defense!  Thanks to his mother, family, San
Francisco Bay View newspaper, Poor Magazine,
journalist Leroy Moore and others, Michael is free to
tell his story and continue with his music career!

Background:  On June 16, 1997 Michael, a young,
disabled African American man was on his way to pick
up his mother from work when he was attacked by 2
armed men. The real tragedy began with the
investigation and trial. Although the DA and police
initially cleared Michael of any charges, months later
he was arrested, accused—and convicted-- of murder,
and ended up serving almost 4 years in prison for what
comes down to self-defense. Michael, like so many
other Black men, faced a justice system filled with
racism and disablism.
Michael was finally released in December of 2003 after
a new judge overturned his original conviction. During
the 4 years Michael was in prison, the Manning family
received very little support from their community and
no media attention. The work of the San Francisco Bay
View Newspaper, KPFA Radio and Poor Magazine helped
win Michael’s freedom by publicizing his story.

Sponsored by: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights,
Harambee of Oakland, Poor Magazine, and Pushing Limits
of KPFA 94.1 FM.  Supporters:  San Francisco Bay View
Newspaper, Freedom Archives, MAAFA, and The Lef
Foundation and others.

for info: call
Leroy Moore
(510) 649-8438 or
email: sfdamo at yahoo.com

Leroy F. Moore Jr.
On The Outskirts: Race & Disability Consultant
sfdamo at yahoo.com, www.leroymoore.com 
www.nmdc.us  www.poormagazine.org   www.molotovmouths.com

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