ALAA Roots — An Unofficial Site

September 9, 2011

2011.09.09: Attica @40

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2011 10:28 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Attica @40

7 p.m. Tonight: Attica is All of Us
“Join us on Friday September 9th 2011 at The Riverside Church for Attica is All of Us, an evening of music, performances and conversation to mark the 40th anniversary of the Attica Rebellion and Massacre and address current prison struggles. Free and open to the public.”

The Lingering Injustice of Attica (September 9, 2011)
“As America begins to rethink the wisdom of mass imprisonment, Attica reminds us that prisoners are in fact human beings who will struggle mightily when they are too long oppressed.”

Rebellion at Attica (September 9, 2011)
“Attica stands as an immense example of the courage of those behind bars to resist, to organize themselves, to build unity across racial lines, and to inspire those outside the walls.”

Today: Anniversary of Attica Prison Uprising (September 09, 2008)
“One of the leading Attica Brothers was Akil Al-Jundi (1940-1997), who later became a Manhattan CDD staff member, Orison S. Marden Award recipient, and senior 1199 delegate.”

Attica Anniversary Follow-Up — More About Akil Al-Jundi (September 10, 2008)
“The following tribute to Akil Al-Jundi — Attica Brother, Legal Aid staff member and 1199 senior delegate — was written for the March 26, 1999 commemoration of ALAA’s thirtieth anniversary.”

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