[act-ma] Day in Solidarity With African People, 10/24
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Thu Oct 20 09:41:57 PDT 2016
*Mother of black teen drowned by police to speak at solidarity event*
Day in Solidarity With African People
October 24th, 7-9pm
@ the Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston st, Boston MA 02116
(Coply on the green line)
Contact: usmboston at riseup.net
A local activist group advocating reparations to the black community
will host a “A Day in Solidarity with African People” event on October
24th, 2016 to address the role of white people in ending the rampant
police violence targeting black people in the United States.
The Day in Solidarity is part of a nationwide campaign sponsored by the
Uhuru Solidarity Movement.
The event will build national support for the black-led Uhuru Movement’s
quest for justice for the murder of three African teenaged women by
Florida sheriff’s deputies earlier this year.
On March 31st, 2016, the deputies chased Dominique Battle, Ashaunti
Butler and La’Niyah Miller into a cemetery and rammed their car into a
pond where they drowned.
Kunde Mwamvita, the mother of Dominique and a courageous fighter for the
black community, will be traveling from Florida to speak at the event.
“What’s done in the dark will come to the light,” says Mwamvita,
referring to the sheriff’s and media cover-up of the murder of daughter.
“The whole world is watching now and we’re coming.”
Yejide Orunmila will deliver the keynote address. Orunmila is president
of the African People's Socialist Party Women's Commission and president
of the African National Women's Organization. She has written
extensively on African Internationalism, the political theory of the
Uhuru ('freedom') Movement.
The Uhuru Movement for African Liberation is organizing to bring
together African people into a global movement for black liberation and
Also speaking will be Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s
Solidarity Committee, the organization of white people working under the
Uhuru Movement’s leadership to build “white solidarity with Black Power”
since its founding in 1976. Hess will speak to white audiences on their
role and responsibility in the black freedom struggle.
This is a free event and will have a question-and-answer session at the
end. Register here: http://bostondsap2016.eventbrite.com
For questions call/text 617-682-2824 or email usmboston at riseup.net
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/usmboston
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