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Screening of “Lumumba” – USM Boston
January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Join Uhuru Solidarity Movement Boston for a screening of the 2001 film “Lumumba” directed by Raoul Peck. Based on the true story of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the newly independent Democratic Republic of Congo.
Lumumba was an uncompromising anti-colonial leader of African people to liberate Congo from the clutches of imperialist Belgium. On January 17, 1961 he was assassinated by a firing squad in execution-style by the Belgian and US military. Belgian tried to cover up the murder for decades, knowing that African people around the world would resist in protest of this murder.
USM Boston is holding this film screening to honor the legacy of Patrice Lumumba in defending the land and resources of the Congo belonging to African people. Donations raised at this event will go to the logistical costs of the Boston event of the national speaking tour, “All Diamonds are Blood Diamonds”, organized by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement in Feb-March 2019. Traveling to 10 cities around the country with leaders from the African People’s Socialist Party & African People’s Solidarity Committee, the presentations will speak on the history of the imperialist diamond trade and resource extraction in Africa of which jewelry companies, the tech industry, and white people everywhere profit from this exploitation of African labor. The Boston tour event will kick off the tour on Saturday, February 23rd, 3-5pm at the First Church in JP (6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain 02130).
Thursday January 31st, 2019
@ Parts & Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave, Somerville MA
$5 Suggested Donation, includes vegan snacks
REGISTER AT: LumumbaUSMBos.eventbrite.com
Featuring a table of merchandise and anti-colonial t-shirts from Planet Uhuru Revolutionary Apparel.
USM is an organization of white people created by and accountable to the African People’s Socialist Party. We organize in the white community for reparations to African people.