In May 2013 Joanne Chesimard aka Assata Shakur became the first woman on the FBI’s terrorist list. She was a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. Local groups are holding teach-ins about Shakur.

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HUB Oakland, Betti Ono, Sankofa Events and Kin Folkz are hosting events to educate the public about Chesimard.

The first installment of the teach-in is June 7th

  • HUB Oakland (1423 Broadway), 5pm-10pm: There will be a community art wall, interactive spoken word workshop, and reflections from Ericka Huggins (Schedule of activities HERE).
  • Betti Ono (1427 Broadway),  7:30-8:30: will be recording responses to the Assata Teach In.
  • The New Parkway (474 24th Street), 3 PM: screening of Eyes of the Rainbow, a documentary on Assata Shakur

For updates on events, please check the Assasta Teach-In page.

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