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GERONIMO PRATT

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Paula Hajar

longtime educator and activist. She has worked with and written extensively about Arab and Arab American communities in the United States.

Mona Eldahry

co-founder of AWAAM, Arab women active in the Arts and Media, an organization that trains young Arab women and girls in media production and leadership skills.


To loud cheers from his family and supporters, former Black Panther Geronimo Pratt walked out of a Santa Monica, California, courtroom yesterday after a judge released him on $25,000 bail — just 12 days after reversing his 1972 murder conviction.

Judge Everett Dickey ruled after hearing new evidence that the chief witness against Geronimo Pratt was a police and FBI informant who lied under oath.


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