This week I posted an article on the speaking appearance at UC Irvine by Sekou Odinga aka
Below is how the School of Humanities represented Odinga in their event announcement.
Below is the text of an email I have sent the School of Humanities this morning.
Speaker, Sekou Abdullah Odinga Department: African American Studies Date and Time: February 10, 2016 - 4:00 PM Event Location: HIB135 Event Details "Sekou Abdullah Odinga grew up in Jamaica, Queens-New York in a family of nine. He is a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was inspired by the revolutionary principles of Malcolm X when he joined the Organization of Afro-American Unity, followed later by the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. He is a Muslim, a citizen of the Republic of New Afrika and for thirty-three years was a U.S. held political prisoner of war. In 2009, Sekou reached his mandatory release date for his federal conviction in connection to the Liberation of Assata Shakur - living in exile in Cuba - and was "paroled" to the New York State prison system. After five years, he won a parole hearing and was released on parole on November 25th, 2014 from the New York State sentence." "Really? Let's set the record straight. Odinga was connected to the 1981 Brinks truck robbery in Nyack NY that left two police officers and a Brinks guard dead. Two days later, he was arrested during a shootout with police who were looking for the killers. He was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 33 years in prison. He was not a political prisoner of war. Odinga is free to exercise his First Amendment right of free speech wherever he likes, but let us not misrepresent who he is." Gary Fouse Adjunct teacher UCI Ext