FRI, FEB 3, 2023 / in-person and online / 6pm ET
On December 16, 2022, Dr. Mutulu Shakur was released from being imprisoned for over 36 years. Dr. Shakur has dedicated his life to the struggle of ‘Black’ liberation since the age of 16 years old. He is a 72 year old grandfather, father, respected healer, and movement elder and is in need of our support to continue to live the rest of his life in dignity.
Join us at the Historic King Solomon Church located at 6100 14th St, Detroit, MI 48208 on Friday, February 3, 6-9pm — the same church where Malcolm X delivered two of his most remembered speeches, “Message to the Grassroots” and “Ballot or the Bullet” — where We will be screening the film “Dope is Death”, and be privileged to talk with Dr. Mutulu Shakur via Zoom following the screening.
ZOOM VIEWING OF THE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR EVENTBRITE TICKET PURCHASERS ONLY !!!
“DOPE IS DEATH” is a 2020 film dedicated to Dr. Mutulu Shakur. It tells a fascinating and inspirational true story, full of drama and commitment to human well-being. And it is being screened to raise funds to support this elder who has sacrificed much in the service of freedom and healing others.
Dr. Shakur was at the forefront of healing amerika’s first opioid epidemic in the 1970s, as heroin swept thru ‘black’ and poor communities. When Black Panthers and Young Lords in New York took over a Bronx hospital towards getting better healthcare for the community, Dr. Shakur brought leadership to this new dignified, revolutionary healthcare system, in particular, developing methods of using acupressure and acupuncture to detoxify and treat people addicted to drugs. Dr. Shakur had learned of the innovative practice of acupuncture to address a variety of human ailments and jumped in head first to learn the art and bring this holistic practice to successfully treat heroin addiction, trauma, and other ailments.
The detoxifying success of acupuncture, in contrast to the government’s choice of methadone (another addictive narcotic only slightly weaker than heroin), led to the establishment of the Lincoln Detox Center. Dr. Shakur traveled to Canada to advance his knowledge of acupuncture, and was certified in 1976. The success of the Lincoln Detox Center led him around the world to help spread this revolutionary approach to the scourge of drugs.
Film tickets are only $15. We also have new MUTULU IS HOME t-shirts for sale as part of the fundraiser for $20. Get a film ticket and t-shirt together for only $25! !
Buy tickets on Eventbrite (below) or by calling–
Eastside: (313) 285-8450
Westside: (313) 244-9909 or (313) 284-6941
Downtown: (313) 819-2757