On Thursday 4/30: Dequi Kioni-Sadiki will give a guest lecture focused on the issue of political prisoners in the US, the movement to free them, and how we should think about this in our organizing. Class meets from 6-8:40 PM in room 317 of Lehman’s Carman Hall and guests are welcome.
(For students in the class), To prepare, please read the following:
Think about the following: How did this program work to systematically disrupt social movements that might have brought about greater change? What does this tell you about the system that the current political prisoners were opposing?
Sis. Dequi is co-host of Where We Live on WBAI Radio. Dequi has been active in the struggles against police violence, justice, tuition hikes and womyn’s reproductive rights. She is a former member of the Black Panther Collective, the NYC Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, and now serves as co-chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee of which Baba Herman Ferguson serves as Chairman Emeritus. Dequi is a graduate of CUNY at Medgar Evers College (where she currently teaches a course) and the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education at Queens College. She served as national co-chair of the People of African Descent Caucus for the Washington, DC-based United States Student Association, and currently works with the NYC Jericho Movement in the campaign to free United States political prisoners and prisoners of war. Dequi is an artist, poet, public speaker, and educator for liberation.