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Honoring Leonard Peltier on his 73rd birthday
||Tuesday, September 12 2017 @ 06:00 PM - - 08:00PM
School of Arts & Culture, Mexican Herita
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116
||Join Leonard Peltier Support Group Silicon Valley in honoring Leoanrd Peltier on his 73rd birthday.
Edward Morillo, Amah Mutsun San Juan Bautista Band of California Mission Indian, Opening Prayer
Joey Torres, Muwekma Ohlone, current situation of Muwekma Ohlone
Other speakers and performers TBA.
Leonard Peltier is an innocent man. He has been wrongfully incarcerated since 1977. Leonard is Lakota and Anishinabee, from the area of North Dakota. He has been struggling for sovereignty rights for Indigenous people of this continent since he was 17-years-old.
The FBI framed him up for the killing of two FBI agents. who illegally entered Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota on 26th June 1975. Leonard was on the reservation along with other members of AIM (American Indian Movement). The elders living on the reservation had requested from AIM to come to the reservation to protect them from attack. However, Leonard did not shoot the two agents and the FBI know that he is innocent. The FBI are responsible for the killing of the two agents, but they refuse to accept responsibility and blamed Leonard Peltier. The FBI fabricated all the evidence against Leonard. There were more than 30 violations of his Constitutional rights during his original trial, yet he remains in prison until now, 40 years later.
Leonard will be 73-years-old on 12th September. Please join us at the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, to honor him. We will have birthday cards for you to sign to mail to him.
This event is a potluck event. Please bring something pre-packaged to share. If you bring something to drink, it MUST be non-aloholic.
Please contact Donna Wallach for more info:
This event is sponsored by Leonard Peltier Support Group Silicon Valley (LPSG SV)
(See event web page)
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