The Civil Liberties Defense Center [CLDC] Humboldt is hosting Malik Rahim on campus Thursday April 29th at 6pm in the BSS forum. Malik is a community activist and organizer, a veteran of the New Orleans Chapter of the Black Panther Party and a long-time housing and prison activist who founded the Common Ground Collective, formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to provide immediate relief and long-term solidarity to residents of the Gulf Coast. Malik will talk about his work doing prisoner rights advocacy and about how communities can organize effectively to combat the prison industrial complex.
"Confronting the Prison Industrial Complex: The Liberation Struggle Against the Modern Slave System"
*Date - Thurs. April 29th
*Time - 6 pm
*Location - Native Forum, Behavioral Sciences Studies (BSS) building 162
*Sponsored by the CLDC, Sociology Dept, HSU
BACKGROUND ON MALIK......
Here are a few links to Malik - check em out!
'Welcome to New Orleans' (if you watch the first few minutes of the video, you will get a much better understanding of who he is)
Malik with King in Maine:
What he's dealing with now:
Some of his Democracy Now! Interviews:
- New Orleans Activist Malik Rahim Blasts Mayor Nagin
September 05, 2005 | Story Malik Rahim, veteran of the Black Panther Party in New Orleans, is interviewed in the Algiers neigherborhood by Democracy Now! producers. Rahim talks about what should have been differently. [includes …
- New Orleans Community Organizer Malik Rahim Demands Inquiry into Hurricane Katrina Deaths and Amnesty for “Looters”
October 24, 2005 | Story This past weekend, activists, scholars and survivors testified at a people's inquiry set up to present evidence and assess whether President Bush and his administration have committed crimes against …
- New Orleans Hit By Another “Hurricane of Racism, Greed and Corruption”–Community Activist Malik Rahim
August 30, 2007 | Story On the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Democracy Now! broadcasts live from the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. We take a look at the state of New Orleans two years after the storm with two …
- New Orleans Activist Points to Neglected Corpse as U.S. Military Passes Off Blame
September 12, 2005 | Story Democracy Now! reports from the streets of New Orleans. We speak with community organizer Malik Rahim who points out a dead body in his neighborhood that has been neglected since hurricane Katrina hit …
- Common Ground Collective Continues to Bring Thousands of Volunteers From Around the World to Gulf Coast For Post-Katrina Relief Efforts
August 28, 2006 | Story We speak with New Orleans community activist and co-founder of the Common Ground Collective, Malik Rahim, about his continued relief efforts in the Gulf Coast, the racism in the federal government's …
- Hundreds Face Eviction in New Orleans
November 27, 2006 | Story Over 100 families living in an apartment complex in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans are facing eviction. Tenants in the complex recently received notices telling them they had to vacate the …
- Three Years After Katrina, New Orleans Levee System Still Vulnerable
September 01, 2008 | Story Nearly two million residents have fled from coastal Louisiana and New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav heads towards the Gulf Coast, but tens of thousands have also left coastal Mississippi, Alabama and …
- Interview About Herman Wallace
February 19, 1999 | Story While Albert Woodfox was granted a new trial and faces re-sentencing, his friend and fellow Black Panther, Herman Wallace is filing an appeal that his case be overturned. Malik Rahim, a former Black …
- WALL STREET
July 02, 1997 | Story The financial markets continue to soar and share prices are hitting undreamed-of heights. And in the process, more and more Americans are exposing their pensions and life savings in the stock market.
- Jailed in New Orleans Two Weeks Before Katrina, Fmr. Corrections Officer Held for Four Months Without Charge
August 31, 2007 | Story Roderick Dean, a former corrections officer, recounts his harrowing ordeal two years ago when he was arrested and jailed without charge on August 11, 2005 - two weeks before Hurricane Katrina. When …