TARGETING THE MOVEMENT: The FBI's Black Identity Extremist Designation and Black Liberation

Thursday, February 22, 6:30-9pm

Laney College, Room D200

Sliding Scale Donation: $5-$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)


Thomas Mariadason, member, NLG-SF

Liz Derias-Tyehimba, Center for Political Education

Kiilu Nyasha, former Black Panther and host of Freedom is a Constant Struggle

Tur-ha Ak, Community Ready Corps

Woods Ervin, TGI Justice Project

Zoé Samudzi, writer and activist

Last summer, the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division issued a memo about what it designated as “black identity extremists” (BIE), warning of an increase in “premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement” at their hands. This designation fits within a long line of federal law enforcement efforts to suppress Black liberation movements in the US and to threaten and intimidate Black organizers, activists and their allies. What are the implications of this latest designation, what does it tell us about law enforcement strategy, and what can we do to resist it?

Join Center for Political Education and the National Lawyers Guild for a panel discussion with local activists, organizers, and lawyers on what the BIE designation means for movements for Black liberation and self-determination in the Bay Area.

Part of a series of monthly events by National Lawyers Guild and Center for Political Education on defending ourselves, each other, our communities, and our movements against state repression.

This space is wheelchair accessible. To arrange childcare or meet other accessibility needs, please contact:

Generously hosted by Laney College Community and Labor Studies program.

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