Days in Solidarity with African People

10/05/2015 6:00 pm
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anonymous

White Activists Against Racial Violence Organize International Campaign, Pledge Reparations to the Black Community

What: Days in Solidarity with African People
When: October 5, 2015
Where: World Beat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Contact: 619-252-1921, sandiego@uhurusolidarity.org

The San Diego branch of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement will host a special event and reparations fundraiser on October 5th at 6:00 pm at the World Beat Cultural Center for the national "Days in Solidarity with African People” campaign. Events are also being held across the U.S.

The theme for this year’s campaign is “No More Genocide in Our Name”, in support of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement’s (InPDUM) “Africans Charge Genocide” campaign to petition the United Nations to charge the U.S. government with the crime of genocide against African (black) people in the United States. This campaign has resulted from the recent publicity of police shootings in the black community in Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities in the U.S.

Omali Yeshitela, founder and leader of the Uhuru Movement, which leads the worldwide African liberation movement, will be the Keynote Speaker. As the Chairman explains, a movement has a responsibility to have demands to provide leadership so that the people can have a vision of where we are trying to go. “Otherwise,” the Chairman says, “it’s like thrusting a people who want to run a marathon onto a treadmill. It makes a lot of motion but doesn’t go any place.”

Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, will be a Guest Speaker. Hess, whose book Overturning the Culture of Violence is a must-read for any white person who proclaims solidarity with the struggles of the black community, says “I just see this movement exploding. It’s really getting bigger and bigger, and I think we’re seeing all the different sectors of this movement growing by leaps and bounds. That gives more consciousness to white people and helps towards our goal of making them see that Africans deserve liberation.”

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement, an organization of whites and other allies that works under the leadership of the African People's Socialist Party and supports reparations to African people, invites everyone who wants to take stand against injustice to come to the Days in Solidarity with African People in San Diego.

The October 5th event begins at 6:00 pm and is open to the public with a $5 cover charge. For more information visit uhurusolidarity.org or call 510-467-0370.

Event Location: 
World Beat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd San Diego 92101