DC Stampede is excited to co-host a screening of the documentary COINTELPRO 101 with DC Jericho and RAPP (Release Aging People in Prison). This is the first in a series of screenings, so stay tuned for more!
Saturday, Feb 20, 7:00pm
Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter INTELigence PROgram carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government’s crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand, with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for the present and future.
Following the film, former political prisoner Laura Whitehorn will join a community discussion with members of the Jericho Project, RAPP (Release Aging People in Prisons), and DC Stampede.