Join us for an in-person book talk on Assata Taught Me with award-winning Panther scholar Donna Murch. This book collects essays by Murch on how social protest is challenging our current system of state violence and mass incarceration, exposing the devastating consequences of overlapping punishment campaigns against gangs, drugs, and crime on poor and working-class populations of color. Drawing its name from Black Panther and Cuban exile Assata Shakur, this book frames contemporary movements in relation to earlier struggles for Black Liberation. Donna will be joined by professor, journalist, and artist Chenjerai Kumanyika to discuss the legacy of Black Liberation struggle.
This event will be in-person and streamed on our YouTube. If joining us in-person, please be prepared to show proof of vaccination and ID at the door.