[act-ma] 11/10 From Attica to Abolition: An Evening to Honor Edwin (Eddie) Ellis

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Oct 17 14:00:31 PDT 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm

*From Attica to Abolition: *

*An Evening to Honor Edwin (Eddie) Ellis*

Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School

1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Please join us for an evening to remember the Attica prison uprising, 
explore prison abolition and honor Eddie Ellis, a living legend. Son of 
Jamaican immigrants, Ellis was born in Harlem, December 1941. At the age 
of twenty-five, he was director of Community Relations for the New York 
City branch of the Black Panther Party. In 1969, caught up in the 
infamous FBI operation which systematically attacked organizations like 
the Panthers and other radical groups, Ellis was arrested and accused of 
killing a man he had never before seen, had no connection to, and no 
motive for slaying. While serving a twenty-five year sentence in New 
York state prisons for a crime he did not commit (from 1969 to 1994), 
Ellis survived the Attica massacre and was a trailblazer for prison 
education. He continues to advocate for economic and social justice and 
is now spearheading policy reform across the nation. The event will 
include film clips and a panel discussion.
Hosted by Professor *Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.*
Panel will include:

  * *Soffiyah Elijah*, Correctional Association of New York
  * *Edwin (Eddie) Ellis*, Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions
  * *Kaia Stern*, Prison Studies Project at Harvard University
  * *Christopher Stone*, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

*RSVP Here 
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