2016 Convention: Program

Program of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Convention
April 16-17, 2016
Akwaaba Hall, 1245 18th Ave S., St. Petersburg, Florida
Registration $40 for both days, $25 for 1 day:  Click Here.

Day 1: Saturday, April 16, 2016

10:00    Political Action/Rally Overview at Akwaaba Hall
Gather in Akwaaba Hall, 1245 18th Ave S for a thirty-minute overview on the Rally for John Evans and    Reparations to African People that will open the conference. At approximately 10: 30, we will transport to 9th St and 2nd Ave S to begin the demonstration.

11:00    Rally to Commemorate John Evans, Lynched in St Pete (9th St & 2nd Ave S)  (Click for more info)

12:30 pm    Registration /Lunch (back at Akwaaba Hall 1245 18th Ave S, for the rest of the day)

1:30 pm    Convening of the USM Convention

1:40 pm    Cultural Performance

1:50 pm    Political Report to the USM Convention
                     Jesse Nevel – Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Chair

2:10pm     Reparations: A Revolutionary Demand!
                     Penny Hess – African People’s Solidarity Committee Chair

2:50pm    Keynote Presentation
                     Chairman Omali Yeshitela – African People’s Socialist Party

3:40pm    Break

4:00pm    “White Reparations to African People” Appeal Workshop
                      Rhya Fogerty – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Membership Chair
                      Dr. Wendy Craig – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Economic Development Chair

5:00pm    Black Power Matters! Black Community Control of Police! Panel Discussion
Gazi Kodzo – African People’s Socialist Party Membership Coordinator
Herdosia Bentum – International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement President

6:30pm     Questions and Answer Session

7:00pm    Adjourn

Day 2: Sunday, April 17th

9:00am    Registration/Light Breakfast

10:00am    Opening Remarks
                       Jesse Nevel – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Chair

10:10am     African Resistance Poetry
Akile Anai, International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement

10:20    #PayReparations: It’s Our Money and We Want It Now! Africans One Billion Strong Campaign
               – Ona Zené Yeshitela – African People’s Socialist Party Deputy Chair
               – Penny Hess – African People’s Solidarity Committee Chair
               – Kitty Reilly – APSC Office of Reparations and Economic Development Chair 
             –   Starr – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Political Action Chair

12:20pm    Lunch

1:00pm    Make “Reparations” a Household Word! A How-To Guide to Building USM
In Your City…Even If You’re The Only Member There!
Rhya Fogerty, USM Membership Chair
Johann Bedingfield, USM National Outreach Chair
– Jesse Nevel, USM National Chair

3:00pm   Revolutionary Cyberwarfare: Winning the War of Ideas for Reparations!
– Virginia Wilson, Uhuru Solidarity Movement Interim Info-Ed Chair
                  – Paula Lipsi, Uhuru Solidarity Movement Social Media Coordinator
                  – Jamie Simpson, Uhuru Solidarity Movement RIA Radio Show Coordinator

3:30pm     Days in Solidarity with African People and the Reparations Challenge
                     Dr. Wendy Craig – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Economic Development Chair

4:00    Elections: National Steering Committee of Uhuru Solidarity Movement

4:30    Closing Remarks
Chairman Omali Yeshitela, African People’s Socialist Party
                Penny Hess – African People’s Solidarity Committee Chair

5:00     Adjourn