'Black Panthers to Obama’s America: Albert Woodfox & Robert King at ARU'
Robert King and Albert Woodbox in conversation with Samantha Roddick at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge
Tuesday November 8th, 2016
LAB 026 from 6 - 8.30pm
Followed by Q & A and book signings
On the eve of the US election results, join us as we celebrate Albert Woodfox’s freedom, finally released from wrongful imprisonment after 43 years in solitary confinement from a Louisiana prison in February 2016.
He will be joined by Robert King, a fellow member of the Angola 3, who was held in solitary for 29 years. Robert has been campaigning for Albert’s release since 2001.
In conversation with Samantha Roddick, Albert and Robert will share their prison experiences of being activists for reform against brutal conditions for prisoners. They will discuss how their political conviction as members of the Black Panther Party enabled them to survive, their life long campaign to free fellow political prisoners and their campaign against the use of long term solitary confinement the US.
Criminology staff and students at Anglia Ruskin have been contributing to the campaign since Robert came to speak here in 2010. Robert has since returned several times, and was awarded an ARU honorary doctorate in 2012. Now Albert is free, and they are travelling to Europe to build their campaign to highlight and expose the continued abuses of incarceration in the USA.
Robert, Albert and Samantha are outstanding individuals - their message is really important. Do come along, and feel free to share the event with friends and colleaugues.