The Center for Place, Culture and Politics and The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home invite you to:
A Dialogue on White Supremacy with Roxane Dunbar Ortiz and Ramona Africa
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Elebash Recital Hall
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave, NY, NY 10016
A book sale for Prof. Dunbar Ortiz’s new monograph, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, will follow the event in Room 6107.
Ramona Africa has been a member of the MOVE organization since 1979. She was in her home on May 13, 1985 when the Philadelphia Police Department dropped a military grade bomb on her and her family’s house. The bombing killed 11 men, women, and children. In addition, the bombing destroyed one of the most vibrant Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia: 65 homes were completely burned to the ground.
Ramona was the only adult survivor along with a young boy.
Following the bombing, Ramona was charged with riot and served 7 years in prison. Since her release from prison she has traveled the world telling her story and promoting the MOVE organization.
Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, child of landless farmers. As a veteran of the 1960s revolution, she has been involved in anti-racist, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist movements, union organizing, and was one of the founders of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s. Since 1973, she has focused on Native American and Ethnic Studies and worked with Indigenous communities for sovereignty and land rights and helped build the international Indigenous movement. A historian, writer, and professor emeritus in Native American Studies at California State University, she is author of numberous Indigenous related books and articles, including An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Her most recent book is Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR PLACE, CULTURE AND POLITICS AND THE CAMPAIGN TO BRING MUMIA HOME.