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The Brooklyn Open Acupuncture Clinic where this event will be held is located at 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond), near the following subways and buses:
A/C/G at Hoyt-Schermerhorn | 2/3/4/5 at Nevins St and Atlantic Avenue | B/Q/D/N/R and LIRR at Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street |
F at Bergen Street | B65 | B63
More information on Dr. Shakur:
In 1970 Dr. Shakur was employed by the Lincoln Detox Community Program for addiction treatment as a political education instructor. His role evolved to include counseling and treatment of withdrawal symptoms with acupuncture. Eventually, he became the Program’s Assistant Director and remained associated with the program until 1978.
From 1978 to 1982, Dr. Shakur was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Black Acupuncture Advisory Association of North America (BAAANA) and the Harlem Institute of Acupuncture. Where, at Lincoln, Dr. Shakur had managed a detox program recognized as the largest and most effective of its kind, at BAAANA he continued his remarkable work and also treated thousands of poor and elderly patients who would otherwise have no access to treatment of this type. By the late 1970′s Dr. Shakur’s work in acupuncture and drug detoxification was both nationally and internationally known.
In 1986, Dr. Shakur was charged under the “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization” or ‘RICO’ laws for 8 counts of conspiracy to aid bank expropriation and aiding in the prison escape of Assata Shakur. The U.S. government alleged that Mutulu’s political associates constituted a racketeering enterprise. He was convicted on all counts and sentenced to 60 years imprisonment with a recommendation of no parole. While all appeals have been denied, he does have an application for sentence reduction that is pending and is preparing a presidential pardon application. Dr. Shakur has now been incarcerated for over 20 years! This event will support the next phase of work for Mutulu’s freedom.
“WITHOUT STRUGGLE SURE WE CAN’T EXPECT TO HAVE VICTORY … SO I THANK YOU ALL WHO HAVE DONE ANYTHING TO HELP ME IN THIS FIGHT FOR MY FREEDOM.
WE WILL NOT LOSE FAITH IN OUR ABILITY TO OVERCOME INJUSTICES.
AIM HIGH AND GO ALL OUT!
THANK YOU ALL”
Special thanks to: Beverly Hutchinson L.Ac. LMT, Brooklyn Open Acupuncture, Drop the Needle Community Acupuncture, Leah Decesare LMT, Dr. Bea Kinsey & the PEACE Health Center, Regina Rocke, Third Root Community Health Center, Vivacity Health Care.