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Join the FreeMumia Movement to End Mass Incarceration 9/14!

September 3, 2012 Leave a comment

On the day following the 41st anniversary of the Attica massacre of courageous prisoners rising up against intolerable oppression, FreeMumia and others, come together to fight mass incarceration and to demand the closing of Attica as a symbolic commitment to the larger goal. They build on the powerful commemoration that took place last year at Riverside Church.  Fighting to/for:

–  End Mass Incarceration

–  Free Mumia & All Our Political Prisoners

–  Close down Attica

–  No Solitary Confinement

Join to hear a special panel on building a movement to end mass incarceration with:
Michelle Alexander, Angela Davis, Jazz Hayden, Marc Lamont Hill,  and Dr. Cornel West.


Additional speakers include:  Pam Africa and Soffiyah Elijah.

Video message from Juan Mendez

MC: Asha Bandele

Panel moderator:  Suzanne Ross

BOOK SIGNING AND LITERATURE TABLES:  5–7pm:

–       Michelle Alexander “The New Jim Crow”

–       Marc Lamont Hill “The Classroom & the Cell” written with Mumia Abu-Jamal

To endorse this event or reserve a literature table,
contact: Sept14th2012@gmail.com
for more info –  keep updated at: http://www.freemumia.com
or call 212.330.8029 

Location: Riverside Church
91 Claremont Ave (just North of 120th St.), New York City,
Near number #1 train, 116th St. or 125th St. stops

Cost: Tickets $10

Click here to buy your tickets online from Riverside Church

To pick up in person, go to the Riverside Church box office during the following hours: Thurs – Sat. 4– 8pm, Sun 12– 4pm

To order by phone during box office hours, call: 212.870.6784

2012 HBCU Connect Scholarship

September 3, 2012 Leave a comment

HBCU Connect is proud to offer the 2012 HBCU Connect Scholarship Program for HBCU students. The 2012 program makes available several $1,000.00 scholarships for up to 4 minority applicants who attend or plan to attend an HBCU college or university. The scholarship can be applied to tuition or books for the 2012 Winter or Spring semester.

HBCU Connect as an organization is the largest student and alumni organization of Historically Black College and University supporters in history. Founded in 1999, HBCU Connect has given away thousands in scholarship dollars to deserving college students. The organization is dedicated to keeping HBCU students and graduates connected with each other and with opportunities for advancement.

Who’s Eligible:

–  Students enrolled or planning to enroll into any Historically Black College or University for Winter 2012 or Spring of 2013.

–  All Graduating High School Seniors or Transfer students, and Current HBCU students must show proof of enrollment.

–  Minorities – African American, Hispanic, and Native American.

Instructions:

You, the applicant, are responsible for completing and submitting all information required.

–  Submit a 350 word essay answering the following question: Why did you choose to attend a Historically Black College or University?

Carefully review your entire essay before submitting it.  Notification throughout the application process will be by email.  Students who fail to use a valid active email address or who fail to check the email account regularly may eliminate themselves from consideration.

Deadline: November 1st, 2012.

For more details and submission, visit http://hbcuconnect.com/scholarships.shtml