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Talk: Shujaa Graham - Exonerated Death Row Inmate

Join us October 18th for a talk by activist and community organizer Shujaa Graham. Shujaa was framed and convicted for the murder of a prison guard in 1973 in California, and he spent 5 years on death row in the infamous San Quentin prison. His conviction was overturned in 1981, and since then he has been building support to abolish the death penalty, exposing the brutal reality of prison life, and working to counteract gang violence.

"My politics go far beyond prison itself, but because I’ve been in prison, I felt a responsibility to try to expose the conditions of prison life, to fight against new prisons, to address how the disenfranchised will be tomorrow’s victims of the prison system. I stand here wounded by the blows of the death penalty, of racism, trying to end this awful reality."

WHEN: Tuesday October 18, 7:30pm
COST: $5 suggested donation

Later Event: October 20
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