July 18th: Indianapolis Panel and Demonstration
On July 18th, International Nelson Mandela Day, the New Afrikan Liberation Collective in partnership with IDOC Watch will be holding a panel on political prisoners followed by a demonstration outside the IDOC headquarters to call attention to the ongoing abuse in Indiana prisons
July 18th is a day to remember the revolutionary legacy of Nelson Mandela, help prisoner for nearly 30 years. In December of 2015 the United Nations General Assembly passed an update to the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, known as the Mandela rules. The U.S. prison system is in flagrant violation of the statutes set forth not only in the basic humane treatment of its prisoners but in its holding of political prisoners and political prisoners of war.
In 2017, Jalil Muntaqim, founder of the Jericho Movement to free political prisoners, called for Nelson Mandela International Day to be day for remembering and fighting for the many political prisoners like Mutulu Shakur, Sundiata Acoli, Mumia Abu Jamal, etc..held in illegal confinement in the U.S..
The NALC, under the leadership of Chairman and Co-founder Kwame Shakur has taken up this call. On July 18th, revolutionary organizers from across the country are coming to Indianapolis for a panel on political prisoners. The panel will include:
Kilaika Shakur- George Jackson University
Bilal Sunni Ali- The Jericho Movement
Erick Khafre Balogun- Millions for Prisoners
Latoya Wall- New Afrikan Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter
Following the panel, we will gather at the IDOC Headquarters at 2:30pm to protest the increasingly destructive, inhumane, and illegal abuse of Indiana inmates.
Join us on July 18th and help fight for the liberation of political prisoners throughout the U.S.!
The panel will begin at Light of the World Christian Church,4646 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46228 at 11am.
We will then move over to IDOC HQ 302 W Washington St E334, Indianapolis, IN 46204.