It has been quite a challenge, but we are pleased to bring news that the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of our PP/POWs, a tradition started twenty-one years ago by Iyaluua Ferguson, wife, comrade and life partner of our late co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Herman Ferguson, returns to the Village of Harlem on:
Harlem State Office Building
163 West 125thStreet@ Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, 3rd floor
Dinner served at 4pm, Libation at 5:00pm
Donations remain $40 for advance reservations and $45 at the door
the purpose and tradition remain the same.
All proceeds go to the commissary accounts
of the PP/POWs represented at the Dinner.
This 21st ANNUAL DINNER TRIBUTE to the FAMILIES of our PP/POWs is co-sponsored by the National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party (NAABPP) with the theme of “BLACK RESISTANCE MATTERS: No Surrender, No Retreat.” This year we pay tribute not only to our captured Freedom Fighters and their Families, but to a few of our Movement attorneys—Soffiyah Elijah, Joan Gibbs, Florence Morgan, Robert ‘Bob’ Boyle, Michael Tarif Warren, Nkechi Taifa, Susan ‘Tip’ Tipograph, Lynne Stewart and Eve Rosahn—for their commitment, solidarity, support and representation of our PP/POWs and their Families across decades and generations of struggle against a criminally unjust legal and prison system. We also pay tribute to Movement Drs. Barbara Zeller and Alan Berkman (posthumously) for their life-saving medical contributions to our living and Ancestral Freedom Fighters, as well as make honorable mention of attorneys Moira Meltzer-Cohen and Roger Wareham.
This Tribute is our way of expressing publicly our deep appreciation and value of these individuals for their refusal to surrender or retreat in the filing of briefs/Article 78s, making/accepting phone calls, visiting, and assisting our PP/POWs and their Families in unsung and innumerable times of trouble.
In closing, we recognize that for two decades, it has been Freedom-loving folk like you who have helped carry this Dinner Tribute forward. We count on your continued commitment and support as we work to carry our captured Freedom Fighters and their Families forward.
If you are not able to attend PLEASE MAKE A DONATION.
21st ANNUAL DINNER TRIBUTE
to the FAMILIES of our PP/POWs
FREE THE LAND!
Let’s “Pick up the Work” to Educate, Agitate &Organize to
Free our Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War
Malcolm X Commemoration Committee
“What you and I need to do is learn to forget our differences…We have a common oppressor, a common exploiter, and a common discriminator…. once we all realize that we have a common enemy, then we unite on the basis of what we have in common.”
El Hajj El Malik Shabazz ~ Malcolm X “Message to the Grass Roots”
“BLACK RESISTANCE MATTERS: No Surrender, No Retreat”