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Cointelpro 101: Screening and Community Discussion
November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for an enlightening evening at The Ke’nekt Cooperative. We are excited to present a thought-provoking film screening and discussion of the documentary COINTELPRO 101. COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government’s wars and repression against progressive movements. COINTELPRO represents the state’s strategy to prevent movements and communities from overturning systems of oppression. COINTELPRO is both a formal program of the FBI and a term frequently used to describe a conspiracy among government agencies—local, state, and federal—to destroy movements for self-determination and liberation for Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous struggles, as well as mount an institutionalized attack against allies of these movements and other progressive organizations.
COINTELPRO 101 is an educational film that will open the door to understanding this history and making connections to the repression of movements of today like Stop Cop City, . This documentary will introduce viewers new to this history to the basics and direct them to other resources where they can learn more, especially as we engage in this week of. This screening and discussion will take place during the week of action against Cop City organized by and for Black Atlantans.