Ashanti Alston Speaks at SHAPE Community Center in Houston

By Anonymous (not verified), 20 February, 2010
Houston IMC


Ashanti Alston, former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, former political prisoner/prisoner of war and writer of the zine Anarchist Panther spoke in Houston on February 19th at the SHAPE Community Center in Houston's Third Ward.

Formerly an Institute for Anarchist Studies board member, Ashanti has been a guest lecturer at the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont, speaking on the Panthers and the history of Black nationalist movements. He has spent time in Chiapas, Mexico, studying the autonomous structure of Zapatista communities, and resides in New York, where he is the national co-chair of the Jericho Amnesty Movement (to release U.S. political prisoners), an active member of Estacion Libre, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and Critical Resistance.

His talk in Houston was organized by the Institute for Anarchist Studies, Houston Anti-Racist Action, Students for a Democratic Society-UH, Critical Resistance Houston and Sedition Collective.