Friday, March 20, the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is hosting a dialogue titled, “We Have Nothing to Lose but Our Chains: Black Resistance and the Roots of Mass Incarceration.”

Speakers will include former political prisoners and young activists from the “Black Lives Matter” movement. They will explore the relationship between Black political imprisonment, police violence and mass incarceration. The event is sponsored by the journal Socialism and Democracy, which recently published a volume of essays on mass incarceration, edited by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Johanna Fernandez. Copies of this collection will be on sale at the event.

Speakers include four of the authors, former political prisoners Sekou Odinga and Laura Whitehorn, educator dequi kioni-sadiki and Newark-based minister Nyle Fort, as well as Arielle Newton, a young activist from the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

The event is also a fundraiser for the recently released political prisoner Sekou Odinga. Admission is free. Food will be served. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the talk begins at 7 p.m.

The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is located at 3940 Broadway at 165th Street. For more information, contact info@sdonline.org or call 617-776-9505.