Dr. Mutulu Shakur Memorial and Film Screening Coming To Atlanta

Memorial services for Dr. Mutulu Shakur followed by a special screening of Dope Is Death will be held in Atlanta.

On Friday, July 7, 2023 at the age of 72 years old, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, a highly esteemed acupuncturist, healer, revolutionary, and leader in the Black liberation movement, peacefully passed away.

Mutulu courageously battled multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that damages the bones and kidneys, since 2019. In December 2022, he was released on parole from federal prison, affording him the opportunity to spend his remaining days surrounded by loved ones. Having endured nearly 37 years of incarceration, his profound legacy will serve as a timeless inspiration for future generations.

Now on August 6th, two days shy from what would had been his 73rd birthday, memorial services will be held in Atlanta. Mopreme Shakur and the Shakur family will be in attendance.

How to watch Dr. Mutulu Shakur’s memorial service

After the memorial a special screening for the film Dope Is Death featuring Dr. Mutulu Shakur will be held at The Plaza Theatre. Mia Donovan’s documentary Dope is Death closely follows The Black Panthers’ role in combating drug addiction in 1960s-70s Bronx. Mutulu Shakur pioneered treating heroin addicts with acupuncture, and was later arrested for racketeering.

Extended conversation will take place following the screening with Director Mia Donovan and special guests. Doors will open at 4:00 pm and the screening will begin after 5:00 pm. Tickets are free to all. Donations for Dr. Skakur’s family can be made to the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement at the event. Tickets are available here.

Be sure to check the official Dope Is Death podcast Featuring Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Dr. Mario Wexu, Juan Cortez, Walter Bosque, Johanna Fernandez, Felipe Luciano, Cleo Silvers, Dr. Shadidi Kinsey, Dr. Samuel Kelton Roberts Jr., Haki Kweli Shakur, Watani Tyehimba, Brad Thomson. Listen here.


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