Saturday, March 25th
“Made in Palestine” Artist and Former Political Prisoner
. . . plus Solidarity with Political Prisoners everywhere!
With special guest Ashanti Alston!
521 W. 26th St. 3rd Floor
New York City
5:00 p.m. reception
6:00 p.m. presentation
Zuhdi al-Adawi is a Palestinian artist and former political prisoner whose work is part of the “Made in Palestine” exhibition. While imprisoned in Ashkelon prison, he taught himself to make art, and secretly made art during his time in prison, hiding his work and sneaking it out with visitors; when his art was discovered, he would be thrown in solitary confinement. In 1985, Zuhdi al-Adawi was released in a prisoner exchange but was exiled to Lebanon; he since moved to Damascus, Syria, where he lives today.
Please join us to hear about his experiences, his life, and his art, and to honor this freedom fighter for Palestine, as an activist and as an artist.
We will be joined by special guest Ashanti Alston, national co-chair of the Jericho Movement. A former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, Ashanti Alston was a political prisoner for 12 years in the United States. We will also hear reports from our allies on political prisoner struggles in other movements. Come to learn more about Assata Shakur, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, and struggles in Puerto Rico and the Philippines!