USM National Convention~ Day Two: Unity Through Reparations! White Solidarity With Black Power!

Uhuru!  The USM National Convention~ Day Two!  Another remarkable day of education and building White Solidarity with Black Power!

Streamed live on Apr 2, 2017

9:00am – Registration
9:30am – Introductory Remarks
9:35am – Summary of Day 1: Penny Hess, Chair of African People’s Solidarity Committee
9:55am – Poetry Performance by Johann Bedingfield, USM Outreach Coordinator, Author of “Reflections from the Spider”
10am – Justice for Three Drowned Black Girls! Workshop on building solidarity with the international campaign to get justice for the March 31st Pinellas County Sheriff’s department’s murder of Dominique Battle, Ashaunti Butler, La’Niyah Miller. Speakers:
* Akile Anai, Chair of the Committee for Justice for the Three Drowned Black Girls
* Kunde Mwamvita, Mother of Dominique Battle
* KC Mackey, Secretary of the Committee for Justice for the Three Drowned Black Girls
11:00am – Appeal – KC
11:15am – “The People Are Everything! Build the Membership of USM!”, Presented by the USM IRMO (International Recruitment and Membership Office) led by Rhya Fogerty (IRMO Chair), Kristen Forthun and Kefira Baron
1:00pm – Lunch
1:45pm – Election of National Steering Committee
2:15pm – “The Road to End All Oppression: LGBT, Disabled, Veterans, Jewish, and White Women’s Solidarity with Black Power” Speakers:
* Johann Bedingfield, Disability Justice Working Group
* Bobby Whittenberg, US Marine Veteran, Veterans for Black Power Working Group
* Kefira Baron, Jewish Solidarity with Black Power
* Jackson Hollingsworth, LGBTQ White Solidarity with Black Power
* Halley Murray, White Women’s Reparations to African People
3:35pm “Reparations in Every City: Build The Days in Solidarity with African People!” Presented by Jackson Hollingsworth, Rob Snow, Anthony Mustacich and Chelsea Dotson
4:05pm “Unity Through Reparations!” Campaign to Unite St. Petersburg Around Progressive Agenda for Reparations and Economic Development for the Black Community
5:00pm Closing Remarks


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