Fundraising campaign by Black August Los Angeles
ANOTHER MARTYR TO BE REMEMBERED DURING BLACK AUGUST: We recently received news that one of our stalwart comrades, Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell who has spent the past FIFTY (50) years fighting and resisting behind prison walls, was assassinated August 12, 2015 at New Folsom Prison near Sacramento.
“Black August Resistance” was originally started in the California prisons system to honor three fallen comrades: Jonathan and George Jackson, and Khatari Gaulden. It was and remains a means of reflecting upon – and renewing a commitment to – the Tradition of resistance to oppression and repression faced by Afrikan peoples around the world. Here in Los Angeles, “Black August Resistance” comprises a month of activities for the collective mind, body and spirit in honor of the sacrifices of Our Ancestors, their Fighting Spirit of Resistance, and those who continue to resist while behind prison walls.
Hugo Pinell now joins this list of Ancestors we honor for their Fighting Spirit of Resistance.
Our hearts are heavy, but our resistance and resolve are steeled. With this in mind, we have decided to transition our remaining fundraising efforts to support what we regret to say is another fallen comrade. Monies raised here from this date until the end of Black August will go towards a public memorial for Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell.
Donations are tax deductible via FACTS Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization and the fiscal sponsor for this fundraiser.
Thank you for your contribution.
Filed under: Announcement, Former Prisoners, Rest In Power Tagged: | Afrikan, Black August, Black August Los Angeles, Black August Resistance, Forever Hugo, George Jackson, Hugo, Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell, Hugo Pinell, Khatari Gaulden, Los Angeles, martyr, New Folsom Prison, Sacramento Prisoner Support, San Quentin 6, San Quentin Six, Yogi Bear