19th annual dinner honors political prisoners

Some of the organizers, former political prisoners, relatives and supporters at tribute dinner, Jan. 17.

All seats at the Service Employees Local 1199 auditorium were full on Jan. 17 for the “19th Annual Dinner Tribute” raising support for political prisoners and funds for prisoners’ commissary needs. The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee called this very moving political program in recognition of political prisoners’ sacrifices and the urgency to defend and support them all. The organizers urged all present to stay in the battle to stop mass incarceration and racist police.

One of the evening’s organizers, Orie Lumumba, stated eloquently, “Our political prisoners of war are people who have dedicated their lives to the transformation of this country; who put the benefit of their communities ahead of themselves; who believed that transformation was not only possible, but was worth dying for to end brutality, racism, economic discrimination, imperialism and war.”

Visit TheJerichoMovement.com website to find out how you can support their campaigns for prisoners.

Anne Pruden

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