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May 23, 2013   Posted by: sagepage

Assata Shakur Teach-Ins in Chicago June 2nd-9th

Attend one of these teach-ins the first week of June to learn all about the case of Assata Shakur and why Sage and ally organizations are saying “Hands off Assata!”

Compiled from http://assatateachin.com/

On Thursday May 2, 2013, the FBI announced that it was increasing its bounty for the capture of Assata Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Byron) from 1 million to 2 million dollars. The agency also included Assata on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list, the first time that a woman has ever appeared on the list. Forty years earlier, a shootout occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike, which left Assata wounded, a state trooper, Werner Foerster, and her companion, Zayd Shakur, dead. To learn more or to get a peek at the curriculum, please check out http://assatateachin.com/

Sunday, June 2nd

Gender Just will offer an Assata Teach-in. This will include queer radical history as well, including details on STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) and more!

Location: Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State Street, Suite 3N

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Info: This is open to the public but you must RSVP to attend. Contact Yasmin Nair at nairyasmin@gmail.com to RSVP for this teach-in.

Wednesday, June 5th

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Teach-In

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Hull House Museum, 800 S. Halsted Street.

Info: This teach-in is open to the public.To confirm attendance please RSVP HERE. Contact: isisferg@uic.edu for any questions.

Saturday, June 8th

Youth ages 14 to 20 are invited to join Project NIA and the Chicago Freedom School for a YOUTH-FOCUSED Assata Teach-in.

Location: Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State Street, Suite 3N

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Info: This is open to youth ages 14 to 20 but RSVPs are REQUIRED to attend. Contact Mariame Kaba at projectnia@hotmail.com to RSVP.

Saturday, June 8th: ONLINE

Our Common Ground with Janice Graham Teach-In

Time: 10 p.m. ET

Information: You can connect to the teach-in online HERE. Contact: OGCinfo@ourcommonground.com for other details if needed.

Sunday, June 9th

Assata Teach-In

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Occupy Freedom School House, Washington Park

Info: This is open to the public; Contact: Marissa, marissa_johnson@live.com to RSVP and for other details.

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