Friday, May 24, 2013 6:30-9:30 PM
Casa de las Américas, 182 E. 111 St. (bet. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), NYC
Lenny will speak on Native American Spirituality, the Prison System, Environmental Issues Affecting Native Lands and Native American Prisoner of War Leonard Peltier.
Lenny Foster of the Diné Nation is the Director of the Navajo Nation Corrections Project and the Spiritual Advisor for more than 2,000 Indian inmates in 96 state and federal prisons in the Western U.S. He has co-authored legislation in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado allowing Native American spiritual and religious practice in prison and resulting in significant reductions in prison returns.
He is a board member of the International Indian Treaty Council, a sun dancer and member of the Native American Church. He has been with the American Indian Movement since 1969 and has participated in actions including Alcatraz, Black Mesa, the Trail of Broken Treaties, Wounded Knee 1973, the Menominee Monastery Occupation, Shiprock Fairchild Occupation, the Longest Walk and the Big Mountain land struggle. He was a 1993 recipient of the City of Phoenix Dr. Martin Luther King Human Rights Award.
Reception from 6:30–7 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsors: LPDOC NYC Chapter, NYC Jericho Movement, ProLibertad
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