Program of “Occupy Imperialism,” National Convention, June 9-10, Philadelphia, PA

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Below is the official program of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement’s national convention, “Occupy Imperialism: Crisis, Resistance, Solidarity” on June 9th and 10th, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.

Take the Pledge of Solidarity!  These statements will be read during a special section of the program of this convention.  Add your voice to those in solidarity with liberation for African and oppressed people!

DAY 1:

Saturday, June 9th • 10am-6pm
First Unitarian Church • 2125 Chestnut St • Center City, Philadelphia

9:30 am – Registration/Continental Breakfast provided

10:00 am – “Occupy Imperialism” Video

10:05 am – Opening: “Uhuru Solidarity Movement: Reparations in Action” – Stephanie Midler, USM National Chair

10:20 am – “Uhuru Solidarity in Action: Reports from USM Organizers”

10:50 am – Solidarity Statement from Marcos Garcia, Labor Attache of Venezuelan Embassy

10:55 am – John Morrison of Liberation Art and Culture Works

11:00 am – “Occupy Imperialism! Solidarity with African Revolution!”– Penny Hess, Chair of African People’s Solidarity Committee

12:10 pm – “Obama’s wars in the Middle East and Africa” – Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report

12:40 pm – Lunch

1:25 pm – Tina, Philly’s Own Soulful Singer

1:35 pm – Keynote Speaker: Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Founder and Leader of the Uhuru Movement, Chairman of the African Socialist International

2:50 pm – “Solidarity, Not Charity: Reparations Workshop”

3:50 pm – “The US Government Has Killed 1000 Trayvon Martins” – Panel Discussion: Speakers: Ayesha Fleary of the African People’s Socialist Party, Jesse Nevel of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement.

4:20 pm – “Take the Pledge of Solidarity with African People!”

4:30 pm – Discussion

5:00 pm – Closing Statements

DAY 2:

Sunday, June 10th • 9am – 2pm
Moonstone Arts Center • 110A S. 13th Street • Center City, Philadelphia


8:30 am –  Registration/Continental Breakfast provided

9:00 am – Opening Statements – APSC Chair Penny Hess, Chairman Omali Yeshitela

9:30 am – Resolutions for Uhuru Solidarity Movement, 2012-2013

10:00 am – Electing the National Steering Committee of the USM

10:30 am – “How to Build the USM Part 1: With The Burning Spear Newspaper, Anyone Can Be An Organizer!”

11:30 am – “How to Build the USM Part 2: Reparations in Action”

1:00 pm – Closing Remarks

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