Black August began in the 1970’s as a way to honor fallen Black freedom fighters George and Jonathon Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden. The practice of Black August has since grown into an important moment to reflect on the history and current landscape of struggles against imperialism, colonialism, and white supremacy.
On Friday, August 5th, Denver ABC will be hosting an evening to honor the legacy of Black August and the sacrifices made by past liberation movements. A delicious dinner will be served, followed by informative discussions led by Robert King Wilkerson and Ward Churchill.
Proceeds from the event will go to political prisoner Mutulu Shakur and the 2011 North American ABC convergence. Pre-sale tickets will be available online (http://plpress.bigcartel.com/product/dinner-with-robert-king-of-the-angola-3-and-ward-churchill-august-5th) or for pick-up at the 27 Social Centre. For more information, please contact Denver ABC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert King Wilkerson: The only free member of the political prisoner trio known as the Angola 3. In 2001 Robert King Wilkerson was released after serving 31 years in prison, 29 of which were in solitary confinement due to his involvement in the only Black Panther Party chapter inside a prison. Since his release he has been a tireless activist and author.
Ward Churchill: A prolific American Indian scholar/activist, Ward Churchill is a founding member of the Rainbow Council of Elders, and longtime member of the leadership council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. In addition to his numerous works on Indigenous history, he has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy and the repression of political dissent, including the FBI’s COINTELPRO operations against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement.