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Detailed Program for Feb 20th-Sunday

February 19, 2011

The tribunal will be coming to a close on Sunday. Today’s sessions are focused on COINTELPRO and Beyond and testimony on organized resistance, and it’ll be kicked off with another great keynote!

and don’t forget: free food, free childcare, free & confidential counseling, and holding the police accountable. AND share YOUR testimony!

A PEOPLE’S HEARING ON RACISM AND POLICE VIOLENCE

Sunday, February 20

9:00      Sign in

9:30      Welcome & Introduction – Jesse Strauss (Oakland 100 Support Committee)

9:40      Keynote address from Sanyika Bryant (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement)

9:50      Video clip, “COINTELPRO 101” & Audioclip “Cointelpro: Then & Now”

10:00    Session 3:     Testimony on COINTELPRO and Beyond

  • Richard Brown (San Francisco 8)
  • Claude Marks (Freedom Archives)
  • William Simmons (American Indian Movement)
  • Walter Riley (Attorney, Emergency Relief Fund & Meiklejohn Civil Rights Institute)
  • Jabari Shaw (Laney Black Student Union)
  • Tim Killings (Laney Black Student Union)
  • Ghetto Prophet (Onyx)
  • Nina Farnia (Stop FBI Repression)

Sitting Jurists:

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Professor Emerita, CSU Hayward
Ben Rosenfeld, Civil Rights Attorney
Alberto Saldamando, Lawyer, International Indian Treaty Council
Dennis Cunningham, Civil Rights Attorney
David Gespass, President, National Lawyers Guild
Dan Siegel, Civil Rights Attorney

12:30    Question & answer period

1:00      Break for lunch

1:45      Poem by Paid Poets

2:00      Session 4:     Testimony on Organized Resistance

  • Tony Coleman (New Year’s Movement)
  • Aurora Lopez (Stop the Gang Injunctions Coalition, Xicana Moratorium Coalition)
  • Dorsey Nunn (Legal Services for Prisoners with Children)
  • Lily Haskell (Arab Resource & Organizing Committee)
  • Cinthya Muñoz (Just Cause: Causa Justa)
  • Mama Ayanna (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement)

Sitting Jurists:

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Professor Emerita, CSU Hayward

Alberto Saldamando, Lawyer, International Indian Treaty Council

Dennis Cunningham, Civil Rights Attorney

David Gespass, President, National Lawyers Guild

Dan Siegel, Civil Rights Attorney

4:00      Questions & answer period

5:00      Summation & Closing statement from Sanyika Bryant

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