Hands Off Assata: August 8th at 7PM

Hands_Off_AssataPlease join us on Thursday August 8th at 7pm at 518 Valencia in San Francisco for a special showing of Eyes of the Rainbow.

Poetry by devorah major and discussion after the film.

$10 donation is requested but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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The California Coalition for Women Prisoners and The Freedom Archives present Eyes of the Rainbow, the 1997 classic film about Black revolutionary leader Assata Shakur, directed by Cuban filmmaker, Gloria Rolando. The film visits with Assata in Cuba where she has lived in political exile since 1984, and chronicles her story and life.  Especially in light of the FBI’s recent decision to add Assata to its “Most Wanted Terrorist” list and double the reward for her capture to $2 million, it is particularly important to educate our communities about who Assata is and why her freedom continues to pose such a threat to the US government 40 years after her capture on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973.   We’re really looking forward to this event and hope to see you there. Check out some of the Archives’ clips of Assata below. 

Together we must be clear – HANDS OFF ASSATA!

Assata reading her poem Carry It On

Assata’s message to supporters after her escape to Cuba in 1980

-Nathaniel

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