Former political prisoner and prisoner of war Dhoruba Bin Wahad is giving a major address on Saturday, 14 July at the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center and Bookstore at 5309 M. L. King Boulevard, Houston, TX 77021. The event takes place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Dhoruba Bin Wahad is a former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army who spent 19 years in prison for his political beliefs and activities before succeeding in having his conviction reversed.

For more background, see:
http://www.semiotexte.com/authors/wahad.html
http://www.akpress.org/2003/items/passiniton
http://www.democracynow.org/article..../04/07/0247230

This event is $10.00. The proceeds will contribute exclusively to support the work of the Safiya Bukhari-Albert Nuh Washington Foundation. The event is also being co-sponsored by the African American Studies Program of the University of Houston and The Shrine Bookstore and Cultural Center.

The Safiya Bukhari-Albert Nuh Washington Foundation is dedicated to work on behalf of Afrikan political prisoners and prisoners of war in the United States. The foundation is a non-sectarian, grant-making organization whose founders, officers, advisers, members, supporters, associates, volunteer, and staff have committed themselves to providing unbiased assistance to these prisoners, as well as to families and groups who work on their behalf.

The Foundation's work includes providing health care assistance to political prisoners and prisoners of war, seeking to decriminalize political dissidence, to publicize the international human rights situation with these dissidents, to provide other support for their families, and to intervene with Afrikan youth in rescuing them from entanglement within the American criminal justice system. This last goal includes a comprehensive array of programs and inititiatives that includes attention to rap music and hip hop culture. I believe you will find the Foundation's work in this area very interesting and very relevant to Afrikan youth today.

I have attached information concerning the Foundation.

Thanks for your attention.

Ahati N. N. Toure, Ph.D.
Assistant Director

African American Studies Program
629 Agnes Arnold Hall
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3047

713-743-2811 Main
713-743-2817 Direct
713-743-2818 Fax