Please join us for an event of learning and solidarity as we demand the IMMEDIATE RELEASE for incarcerated movement elder Dr. Mutulu Shakur.
“DOPE IS DEATH” FILM & DISCUSSION at Eastern Michigan University, Pray-Harrold Bldg, Rm 204, E Circle Drive, Ypsilanti 48197
All are welcome! Event is FREE and open to the public! Snacks provided. Masks strongly encouraged.
What does this film have to do with freeing Mutulu Shakur?
About the film: Amidst the 1970s heroin epidemic in NYC, the Young Lords and Black Panthers fought for radical change. Through the leadership of Dr. Mutulu Shakur—Tupac Shakur’s father—these revolutionaries created the first acupuncture drug detox program in the U.S.
“Dope Is Death” talks about this revolutionary healthcare and detox movement and the situation leading to Mutulu’s arrest and long-time incarceration.
Dr, Mutulu Shakur is a healer, movement elder, and world-renowned innovator and teacher in the use of acupuncture for drug detoxification and trauma.
Tragically, the U.S. has kept Mutulu unjustly in prison for 36 YEARS.
Mutulu is now very ill with bone marrow cancer, and he has been given a dire prognosis from prison doctors.
We must get COMPASSIONATE RELEASE for Mutulu now to get him out of prison and home to his family and loving healthcare.
After the film, we will be joined by two SPECIAL GUESTS, Baba Bilal Sunni-Ali and Dr. Kokayi Patterson – both healers and comrades of Mutulu Shakur.
MORE INFO: Read more about Dr. Mutulu Shakur and his situation at: mutulushakur.com
PETITION: Please sign and share the Petition for the release of Dr. Mutulu Shakur: bit.ly/FreeMutuluPetition
CONTACT: Please contact us about this event and other local efforts to free Dr. Mutulu Shakur: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Detroit Shakur Squad – led by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement-Detroit and the Moratorium NOW! Coalition – is hosting this special event a gratefully in partnership with:
EMU Dept. of Africology and African American Studies;
EMU Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology;
EMU Center for Civil Rights;
EMU College in Prison Program; and Southeast Michigan Criminal Justice Policy Research Project (SMART)
Paid parking is available in the Alexander Guest Lot (713 E Circle Drive)
$6 for 2 to 3 hours of parking