Book an appointment for acupuncture or herbal medicine for yourself or as a gift for someone who deserves it. Your $15 – $50 sliding scale donation is tax-deductible & supports Dr. Shakur’s legal defense, commissary essentials, and projects promoting justice for the Black community.
Directions: G/A/C to Fulton St. or B38 bus to Lafayette and S. Portland
The Family & Friends of Dr. Mutulu Shakur, in collaboration with colleagues and comrades, dedicate this day to fighting the new norm of rampant chronic disease. We do so in the spirit of Dr. Shakur and all of those who fight for holistically healthy lives: mind, body and spirit.
For more information on the renowned acupuncture practitioner and teacher, see mutulushakur.com, or see below.
Dr. Shakur’s legacy as a prominent acupuncturist: 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. He became the Program’s Assistant Director and remained associated with the program until 1978. Then 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. Over one hundred medical students were trained in the discipline of acupuncture. By the late 1970′s Dr. Shakur’s work in acupuncture and drug detoxification was both nationally and internationally known and he was invited to address members of the medical community around the world.
COINTELPRO and the court system used as political repression: In 1986, Dr. Shakur was charged under the U. S. conspiracy laws known as “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization” or ‘RICO’ laws. The U.S. government alleged that Mutulu’s political associates, including members of the Black Panther Party, the Republic of New Afrika, and The Weather Underground, constituted a racketeering enterprise! He was convicted and sentenced to 60 years imprisonment with a recommendation of no parole. In this interview with Gil Noble shortly after his trial, Dr. Shakur explains the charges of which there was no evidence linking him. Later in the interview, he discusses the trial and mentions his appeal which was subsequently filed and denied in 1987. In another interview after the shooting and tragic death of his stepson Tupac Shakur, Dr. Shakur discusses how he continued to have a positive impact on Tupac even though they had been separated since his arrest.
While all appeals have been denied, he does have a few channels for legal relief yet to be pursued. Dr. Shakur has now been incarcerated for over 25 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!”