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ⓘ Barbara Becnel




                                     

ⓘ Barbara Becnel

Barbara Cottman Becnel ni mwamerika mwandishi wa vitabu, mwandishi wa habari, na mtengenezaji filamu.

Alikuwa rafiki wa karibu wa mwanasheria Crips mwanzilisha Stanley Williams aka "Stan Tookie Williams"; akahukumiwa kwa mauaji ya kiongozi wa zamani wa genge ambaye baadaye angekuwa mwanaharakati wa kupambana na genge na mwandishi, na mhariri wa safu ya vitabu vya watoto ya Williams, ambayo ilisema dhidi ya ghasia za genge. Williams aliuawa mnamo 2005. Becnel alishirikiana kuandaa Tuzo ya Dhahabu ya Globu - filamu iliyoteuliwa Ukombozi: Hadithi ya Stan Tookie Williams, ambayo iliigiza mwigizaji aliyeshinda tuzo Lynn Whitfield akicheza nafasi ya Becnel.

                                     

1. Wasifu

Becnel alikuwa akihudhuria mauaji ya Williams kama mmoja wa mashahidi wake waliochaguliwa. Baada ya kutangazwa kuwa amekufa, yeye, pamoja na marafiki zake wawili, mtendaji wa televisheni Shirley Neal na mtayarishaji wa sinem Rudy Langlais, walisimama na kupiga kelele kwamba California imemuua mtu asiye na hatia. Baada ya kunyongwa, alisema "Tutathibitisha kutokuwa na hatia kwake, na tutakapofanya hivyo, tutaonyesha kwamba Gavana Arnold Schwarzenegger, kwa kweli, yeye ni muuaji mwenye damu baridi." Williams alimwamuru Becnel afanye mipango ya mazishi yake, ambayo yalifanyika katika Kanisa la Bethel Methodist African Episcopal mnamo Desemba 20, 2005. Zaidi ya watu 3.000 walihudhuria ibada ya kumbukumbu ya Williams. Jumapili, Juni 25, 2006, Becnel na Neal walitoa majivu ya Williams ndani ya ziwa katika Thokoza Park, iliyoko katika mji mweusi wa Soweto, Johannesburg, Afrika Kusini. Mnamo Februari 2009, Becnel na Neal walitoa "Tribute: Stanley Tookie Williams, 1953-2005", waraka ambao walielekeza na kutoa kuhusu Williams. Alitangaza ya kwamba anatarajia kumzibiti Schwarzenegger katika uchaguzi waugavana,Becnel aligombea

                                     

2. kazi alizochagua

  • Gangs and Your Neighborhood 1997, Hazelden Information & Educational Services;
  • Gangs and Your Friends 1997, PowerKids Press;
  • Parents Who Help Their Children Overcome Drugs 1990, Compcare Publications;
  • Gangs and Drugs 1997, Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services;
  • Gangs and the Abuse of Power 1997, Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services;
  • Gangs and Self-Esteem 1997, PowerKids Press;
  • Life in Prison 2001, Seastar Books;
  • Gangs and Violence 1997, Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services;
  • The Co-Dependent Parent: Free Yourself by Freeing Your Child 1991, Harper San Francisco;
                                     

3. Viungo vya nje

  • "Barbara Becnel urges clemency for Stanley Tookie Williams at San Quentin"
  • VoteCircle.com Non-partisan resources & vote sharing network for Californians
  • Barbara Becnel at the Internet Movie Database
  • 2006 Candidates for Governor of California
  • "Barbara Becnel: Why I Joined the Green Party" by Robert B. Livingston, San Francisco Independent Media Center, January 15, 2007
  • Becnel, Barbara. "Why I left the Democratic Party", Socialist Worker Online, October 27, 2006