USM Convention Program

Saturday, March 7th

12:00 pm            Registration / Light Refreshments

1:00 pm              Convening of the USM Convention

                              Dianne Tornay – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Gainesville Chair

1:10 pm              “Breaking the Silence! Report to the USM National Convention”

                              Jesse Nevel – Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Chair

1:30 pm              “Colonialism Must Go! White Solidarity with African Resistance!”

                              Penny Hess – African People’s Solidarity Committee Chair

2:05 pm              Cultural Performance by Inez Barlatier, Miami-based World Beat Artist

2:20 pm              Keynote Presentation: “African Self-determination and the Crisis of Imperialism”

                              Chairman Omali Yeshitela – African Socialist International

3:20 pm              “#BeLikeChe: Solidarity with African Liberation! Reparations Now!”

                              Jesse Nevel – Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Chair

                              Dr. Wendy Craig – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Economic Development Chair

4:00                 Break

4:15 pm              “Women’s Liberation Through the Eyes of African, Arab and Indigenous Women”

                              Panel Discussion featuring:

                              Yejide Orunmila – African People’s Socialist Party – Washington DC

               Herdosia Bentom – Membership Coordinator, Ferguson branch of International

               People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement

                              Dr. Wendy Craig – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Economic Development Chair

5:45                      Discussion

                              Penny Hess – African People’s Solidarity Committee Chair

6:30                      Adjourn

Sunday, March 8th

 9:00                 Registration

10:00               Opening Remarks

                              Dianne Tornay – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Gainesville Chair

10:15               Building the Days in Solidarity with African People

                              Jesse Nevel – Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Chair

                              Dr. Wendy Craig – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Economic Development Chair

12:00               Lunch

12:00               We Are Not Charlie! Engaging in the War of Ideas

                              Jesse Nevel – Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Chair

                              Jamie Simpson, Uhuru Solidarity Movement Reparation in Action Radio Show

                              Coordinator

                              Johann Bedingfield, Uhuru Solidarity Movement Outreach Coordinator

1:30                 Membership and Capacity-Building Workshop

                              Dianne Tornay – Uhuru Solidarity Movement Gainesville Chair

2:00                 Elections

                              Jesse Nevel – Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Chair

2:30                 Closing Remarks

                              Penny Hess – African People’s Solidarity Committee Chair

3:00                 Adjourn

 

 

 

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