Monday, January 18, 2010

1. Aurora's Poetry Reading/ Event Schedule for 2010

I am celebrating my Civil Rights on this glorious Dr. Martin Luther King Day!

I will be reading at the following event in February.
This is the press release from the Michigan National Lawyers Guild:

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Michigan National Lawyers Guild wrote:
For Immediate Release   January 13, 2010
Bruce Peterson
National Lawyers Guild
Detroit & Michigan Chapter
P.O. Box 311458
Detroit, MI 48231
(313) 963-0843
> Title:  Community Violence, Police Brutality and Political Incarceration
> Focus of Detroit Black History Month Event

The National Lawyers Guild and the National Conference of Black Lawyers
have teamed up to produce a free public awareness event to be held on
Saturday, February 6, 2010.  The event, "From Chaos to Community," will be held to commemorate Black History Month and serve as a follow up to the "Police Brutality Panel Discussion and Public Forum" being held on January 14th.

The focus of the event will be on three issues people of color in the Detroit area continue to face; police brutality, political incarceration, youth and community violence.
The purpose is to raise awareness and to educate citizens as to their rights under the law and to offer alternatives to violence and police intervention.

From Chaos to Community will be held at the International Institute Hall
of Nations from noon to 5pm, and will include food vendors, music, poetry,
and political tabling.

Some of the initiators of the dialogue will include;
Attorney Jeffrey Edison-National Conference of Black Lawyers,
Ron Scott-National Lawyers Guild & Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality,
Cora Rene Mitchell- Mother of slain Robert Mitchell,
Raphael Johnson-Muhammad Mosque #1,
Joe Williams-Transition of Prisoners (T.O.P.),
Yusef Shakur-Community Activist & Founder of Urban Network Bookstore,
Kwasi Akwamu-H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Prisoners Elevate),
Sandra Hines-Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality
Attorney Julie Hurwitz-Goodman & Hurwitz, P.C. Attorney Jeffrey Haas-Author of “The Assassination of Fred Hampton,”
and many more.

Poets for the event include, Aurora Harris, Wardell Montgomery, Jr. and
Pitch Black with Ivy Riley and Millard Porter.  The music will be provided by Khary Frazier.  The short film, "Black Panther," will also be shown.
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