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Portland- A Day of Reparations to African People
November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Portland – A Day of Reparations to African People
The Days of Reparations to African People is an annual, international speaking tour to raise white reparations to African (black) people and discuss how we as white people can be in genuine solidarity with African liberation. It is a campaign by the African Peoples Solidarity Committee and its mass organization, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, both founded and led by the African People’s Socialist Party.
WHERE: openHAUS, 5020 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97211
WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 7:00pm to 9pm PDT
REGISTER at: portlanddayofreparations2018.eventbrite.com
Keynote Speaker: Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party
Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee
Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement
Will you answer the call to build or attend Portland’s Day of Reparations to African People?
As white people, we must answer:
Will we go down with a dying system built on 600 years of slavery and genocide of African people and the peoples of the world whom we have colonized, bombed, raped, burned, lynched, and shot? Will we go down with this system that is exploiting the world and killing the planet?
Or will we join the future, join humanity, and stand in solidarity with African and colonized peoples’ liberation through paying reparations to African people? Will we return the resources we have stolen for 600 years, resources we have used to build this system of rape and violence? Will we return African people’s own resources, which they will use to build and achieve their own self-determination and liberation?
Will you side with white nationalism? Or side with the African (black) working class?
The line is drawn.
If you choose to be a part of the future, to take responsibility as a white person and build a world in which no one lives at the expense of anyone else –
Build the Days of Reparations to African People.
The Days of Reparations to African People is the biggest annual campaign held every year by the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) and its mass organization the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM), both of which were created by and are accountable to the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP).
Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party will lead this national tour with keynote presentations on the responsibility of white people to answer the reparations demand. Yeshitela has led the African liberation movement for almost 50 years. He has built a strong and growing national and international movement in the face of the repressive U.S. government counterinsurgency against the black community.
Joining Chairman Omali Yeshitela and leaders of the African People’s Socialist Party will be Chairwoman Penny Hess of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, the first white person to take a genuine stand of reparations to African people and author of “Overturning the Culture of Violence.” USM’s Chair Jesse Nevel, known around the world for running for mayor on a platform of “Unity Through Reparations” in St. Petersburg, FL.,will join the tour as well.
The reparations raised by USM go to the economic and social programs of the African People’s Socialist Party, led by Deputy Chair Ona Zené Yeshitela, through Black Star Industries and its main campaign the Black Power Blueprint.
The Black Power Blueprint is fighting gentrification by buying up abandoned buildings the State has left to ruin and creating black community institutions for economic development and self-government. African workers and contractors contribute their time and resources to the Black Power Blueprint and have built a beautiful black community center in the heart of the impoverished and oppressed African community in St. Louis. This is truly a win for all African people and a stand against the fierce ravages of gentrification.
Upcoming programs worldwide include black community housing, black community gardens, African marketplaces, the new headquarters for Uhuru Foods and Pies, the Uhuru Jiko Commercial Kitchen, Uhuru Bakery and Cafe, the African Liberation Workforce Program, and so much else for African people to come together under their own leadership and create and determine their own futures and end their own oppression.
As white people, we have the responsibility to build the Days of Reparations to African People to do all we can to pay and raise reparations for these beautiful institutions and programs for a liberated African economy upon which real African liberation from parasitic white power can be built.
JOIN the Days of Reparations to African People committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Attend Days of Reparations to African People this October and November!
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