[act-ma] Sun 9/8: Art For Reparations benefit art auction for the Black Power Blueprint @ Diesel Cafe, Somerville

Halley Murray paper_waves at riseup.net
Sun Aug 25 22:27:28 PDT 2019

Art For Reparations Benefit Auction for the Black Power Blueprint

Sunday September 8th, 2019

5-8pm(Bids close 7:30pm sharp)

@ Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St, Davis Sq., Somerville MA

Register: ArtForReparations2019.eventbrite.com 

Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement to place your bids at the Art For 
Reparations 2019 Benefit Auction for the Black Power Blueprint! A one 
night only art exhibition & silent auction to benefit black community 
programs based in St. Louis, MO. Featuring over 70 works from artists 
both around the country and local to Boston: printmaking, illustration, 
quilting, painting, mixed media, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, 
ceramics, jewelry and more. Browse the t-shirt display from Uhuru Planet 
Reparations Apparel, the economic development institution of the 
international Uhuru Movement based right here in Boston, MA. 

Coordinated by the Art For Reparations (A4R) project of the Uhuru 
Solidarity Movement, white artists in solidarity with black power. USM 
is an organization of white people created by and accountable to the 
African People’s Socialist Party, organizing in the white community for 
reparations to African people.

Visit ArtForReparations.org <http://artforreparations.org>to see 
selected works in the online catalog. Take your winning artwork home 
that night.

Following the art auction will be a two month exhibition at Diesel Cafe 
curated by A4R & the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, "The Struggle for 
African Self-Determination & Reparations: The Living History of the 
Uhuru Movement", with pop-up storefront for Uhuru Planet featuring 
African Internationalist t-shirts, books, and black economic development 
products for sale. Exhibit and pop-up ends on Sun Nov 10th with a 
closing reception 6-8pm. Join the USM Boston Branch meetings in the cafe 
every Monday, 6:30-8pm to learn about the history and current campaigns 
for black power featured on the walls, meet the organizers and ask 
questions about the exhibit content, and become part of history as we 
build for the national speaking tour Day of Reparations to African 
People featuring Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People's 
Socialist Party, coming to the Somerville Theater on Tues Oct 15th, 
6:30pm. Register at BostonDayOfReparations2019.eventbrite.com

WHAT'S THE BLACK POWER BLUEPRINT? The Black Power Blueprint is a project 
of the African People's Socialist Party led by Deputy Chair Ona Zené 
Yeshitela. It is an anti-gentrification project which is rapidly 
transforming the dire conditions of the black community in St. Louis 
into a thriving cultural hub of community programs such as: the Uhuru 
House venue space & African community center; Uhuru Jiko community 
commercial kitchen; the One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace; a 
basketball court, community gardens, a 50 foot flagpole with the Red 
Black and Green flag, and so much more. Learn more at 



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