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Malcolm X Committee and 1199 SEIU hosts political prisoners dinner

2/1/2013, 3:02 p.m.
Malcolm X Committee and 1199 SEIU hosts political prisoners dinner

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Malcolm X Committee and 1199 SEIU hosts political prisoners dinner

On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and 1199 SEIU activists hosted the 17th annual "Dinner Tribute to the Families of our Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War." Families and friends of incarcerated activists such as Sekou Odinga, Dr. Mutulu Shakur (Tupac's stepfather), Robert Seth Hayes, Abdul Majid and Jalil Muntaqim, came out to the Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center, 1199 union HQ in Manhattan. Keynote speakers were Johanna Fernandez, the director of "Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal," Malik Rhasaan, founder of Occupy the Hood, and hip-hop activist Jasiri X.