[act-ma] 1/31 screening of "Lumumba"

H paper_waves at riseup.net
Mon Jan 28 21:21:31 PST 2019

Screening of “Lumumba” (2001, directed by Raoul Peck)

Thursday January 31st, 6:30-9:30pm

@ Parts & Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave, Somerville MA

Wheelchair Accessible

$5 Suggested Donation, includes vegan snacks

REGISTER AT:LumumbaUSMBos.eventbrite.com 

Did you know that the US & Belgium assassinated the first democratically 
elected leader of the Congo? Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement Boston 
to learn more about Patrice Lumumba at this benefit film night for the 
“All Diamonds are Blood Diamonds” tour (coming to Boston Sat 2/23)

Lumumba was an uncompromising anti-colonial leader of African people to 
liberate Congo from the clutches of imperialist Belgium. On January 17, 
1961 he was assassinated by a firing squad in execution-style by the 
Belgian and US military. Belgian tried to cover up the murder for 
decades, knowing that African people around the world would resist in 
protest of this murder.

USM Boston is holding this film screening to honor the legacy of Patrice 
Lumumba in defending the land and resources of the Congo belonging to 
African people. Donations raised at this event will go to the logistical 
costs of the Boston event of the national speaking tour, “All Diamonds 
are Blood Diamonds”, organized by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement in 
Feb-March 2019.

Traveling to 10 cities around the country with leaders from the African 
People’s Socialist Party & African People’s Solidarity Committee, the 
presentations will speak on the history of the imperialist diamond trade 
and resource extraction in Africa of which jewelry companies, the tech 
industry, and white people everywhere profit from this exploitation of 
African labor. Register for the Boston event at 

Register for the film screening at LumumbaUSMBos.eventbrite.com

USM is an organization of white people created by and accountable to the 
African People’s Socialist Party. We organize in the white community for 
reparations to African people.

More info:uhurusolidarity.org 

RSVP at 781-214-8131 or email usmboston at riseup.net

facebook.com/usmboston <https://facebook.com/usmboston>

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