NYC, Save the Date! 3/25: Futures Without Walls | A Welcome Home Celebration for Maliki Shakur Latine

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Family and Friends of Maliki Shakur Latine presents . . .

A welcome home celebration for Maliki Shakur Latine
Featuring . . .
And other guests!
March 25, 2017, 4-8pm
May Day Space*- 3rd Floor**
L Train to Dekalb
176 St Nicholas Ave in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Admission- 10$

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/661919720662683/

*May Day Space is within a church.
**Unfortunately, the 3rd floor is not wheelchair accessible and can only be accessed by the stairs.
If you want to support but can’t attend, please donate at rally.org/maliki
Maliki Shakur Latine is a former Black Panther who walked out of Shawangunk Correctional Facility on December 6, 2016, released on parole, after 37 years behind the walls! Learn more about Maliki here.
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Maliki’s Birthday is Coming Up on August 23rd!

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Maliki Shakur Latine at Shawangunk, July 2016

A few updates: the  Article 78 appeal of Maliki Shakur Latine’s 2014 parole denial was unfortunately denied earlier this summer. We remain very hopeful about his 2016 parole hearing, likely to take place this October or sooner!

In the meantime, Maliki’s birthday is coming up on
August 23rd!

Here are three things you can do as the day approaches . . .

1) Send him a birthday card!

Let him know he is not forgotten on his birthday! Find or make a simple card without layers, glue or glitter and write a personal message. Try to send 1-2 weeks before the 23rd if possible. Today would be perfect!

2) Send a birthday donation to his release fund!

There is a real chance Maliki Shakur Latine will come home this fall! Believe! And contribute to his release fund to help him get on his feet!

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3) Get in touch!

The NLG Parole Preparation Project is putting final touches on Maliki Shakur Latine’s parole packet. If you have resources to offer, such as housing or employment for Maliki Shakur Latine, please get in touch as soon as possible and let us know! We want to provide as many options as possible. We’d also like to hear from you if you are interested in visiting Maliki Shakur.

4) Spread the word!

Reblog, repost, retweet, and share this message with your family, friends, and community!

“Sincere Appreciation to Each and Every One of You”

As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuwa

Warmest Greetings of Love, Peace, Solidarity and Sincere Appreciation to Each and Every One of You:

At this time I wish to give my heartfelt appreciation and sincere gratitude for all the letters of support for my parole release that you sent to my NLG Parole Preparation Project team to be sent to the Parole Board Commissioners.

As members of society and the community to which I shall be returning upon my release on parole, your letters do reflect and convey the community’s collective and diverse voices calling for my release. Indeed, a heart that would not be moved and inspired by the words expressed in each of your letters, would be deemed blind, hollow and void of humanitarian compassion.

So in closing, I want each of you to know that I truly appreciate your support, solidarity, friendship and letters of support for my release.

In Unity and Love,

Maliki Shakur Latine
The Black Dragon

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Maliki Shakur Latine in Shawangunk Correctional in front of a little mural showing mountains and crashing waves. April 2016.

 

Call for Letters of Support for Maliki Latine’s Release on Parole!

Support justice, family, and community!
Letters should be mailed on or before February 29, 2016

If you are not familiar with Maliki Shakur Latine, now is a great time to learn his story. Now is a great time to get involved and claim a victory when he comes home.

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Maliki Shakur Latine at Shawangunk, July 2015

Like so many people in correctional facilities in New York State and beyond, Maliki Latine has been going before the parole board year after year, with very little assistance or preparation, and little success. This time, with your help, we were able to fundraise and hire an excellent attorney to file an Article 78 over his 2014 parole denial, which will be decided on March 11th, 2016.

Now we are calling on you again, for letters of support for Maliki Latine’s upcoming parole hearing in April 2016. Volunteers from the amazing and much needed Parole Preparation Project of the National Lawyers Guild, NYC are facilitating his parole package and eagerly awaiting your letters. Letters should be mailed to the NLG PPP, at the address provided in the document below, on or before February 29, 2016.

Download a Maliki_Latine_Parole_Letter_Guide as a PDF file here.

Download a Maliki Latine Parole Letter Guide as a Word document here.

Or contact us to have the document emailed or snail-mailed to you.

Please take a little time to write a thoughtful letter. Refer to justiceformaliki.org/about to review his history.

After you write and mail your letter, please help spread the word about this call to action for Maliki Shakur Latine. Use hashtag #JusticeforMaliki on social media.

Thank you so much for supporting this effort to return Maliki Shakur Latine to his family, friends and community! He appreciates each and every one of you and is very optimistic about this opportunity. Thank you for being part of this journey.

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Check out the RAPP campaign to Release Aging People in Prison for more information about aging, confinement, and parole in New York State and beyond.

Scroll through the left-hand-side panel of  the NYC Jericho Movement website to learn about other people of movement backgrounds who are asking for help with parole letters. 

Run Down the Walls on Sunday September 6th!

If you are in the New York City area please consider coming out and taking this opportunity to support Maliki Shakur Latine and other movement prisoners. If you are elsewhere you can participate and donate from wherever you may be. Much appreciation and respect to NYC Anarchist Black Cross, the Anarchist Black Cross Federation, and everyone who is running down the walls that separate us!

BK/NY – Sunday, September 6th – Running Down the Walls 2015! Click here or on the image below for more information . . .

WHAT: Running Down the Walls – 5k Run/Walk/Jog/Bike WHEN: 2:00-7:00pm, Sunday, September 6th WHERE: Prospect Park– Lincoln Road/East Lake Drive, east of the Terrace Bridge (see the below map for exact location) COST: $10 registration (includes food and drinks afterwards) [Image Source: nycabc.wordpress.com]

Maliki Shakur Latine has been moved!

July 2, 2015 Update

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Maliki Shakur Latine, Summer 2015

After many years spent far upstate, Maliki Shakur Latine was recently moved to Shawangunk Correctional Facility in Wallkill, New York. He is now much closer to his family and friends in New York City, which is great news!

While moving is never easy, he has been able to reach out to family and friends by phone and he is sounding like his usual warm and easy-going self. Like many people in New York and around the world, he is praying, reflecting, and fasting during the month of Ramadan. He extends his greetings and salutations to everyone. He will let us know more when he is settled in.

Everyone is encouraged to send him a card or letter and wish him a blessed Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.

He can now be reached at the following address:

Maliki S. Latine
#81A4469
Shawangunk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 700
Wallkill, New York 12589

Shawangunk Correctional Facility, aerial view. Source: inmateaid.com

Stay tuned for updates about efforts to bring him home on parole. 35 years is enough!

Family and Friends of Maliki Shakur Latine

Click here to learn more about Maliki Shakur Latine.