NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H216
Timeslot: 
Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Description/Abstract of your Event: 

Key presentation by ANWO President Yejide Orunmila, laying out the conditions of African people in Africa, in the US and throughout the world and the role that the attack on Africa, the capture of African people as commodities, their stolen labor for 500 years and ongoing colonial oppression created the foundation of the capitalist system and the grave disparities between the black community and the white community in which white families generally have 22 times the wealth of African families. Discusses why Reparations must be a revolutionary demand. Multi-media presentation by Penny Hess, Chair of the African People's Solidarity Committee and author of the book, "Overturning the Culture of Violence," presenting the facts and data about the actual wealth generated for Europe and white America by the theft of the labor, culture, land and resources of African people here and around the world and how this is the basis for the white side of the disparity equation and the basis for our social wealth. Why it is in the interest of white people to pay reparations to African people as the basis for true socialism on this planet. Presentations followed brief videos on the Black Power Blueprint Projects for political and economic power in the hands of the African working class communities.

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Yejide Orunmila is President of the African National Women’s Organization (ANWO), an organization of the African People’s Socialist Party which was created to address the special oppression of African women. As the only anti-imperialist, anti-colonial revolutionary African women’s organization,...

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