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Is the San Francisco Bay Area for Whites Only? A Forum on Ethnic Cleansing
Date Tuesday June 29
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
390- 27th St, Oakland
(between Broadway and Telegraph)
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorWendy Snyder
Hear From a Courageous African Woman Who Stood Up to the Vicious Ethnic Cleansing of the Black Community of Tampa, Florida - and Won!

Featured as the keynote speaker will be Connie Burton, leader in the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement out of Tampa, Florida.

Several months ago, Burton led an African community struggle against the city of Tampa's plans to kick African people out of the Tampa Park apartments in what the city considered "prime real estate."

Utilizing the combination of her weekly "Straight Talk" radio program she hosts in Tampa with massive leafleting, bullhorning, protests and participation in weekly Tampa housing authority meetings, the Uhuru Movement in Tampa under Connie's leadership was able to push out the city's latest ethnic cleansing plan to remove black people from the neighborhood!

Join this discussion about the devastating situation that exists from the Tampa Bay to the SF Bay as African people are forced from their communities. Through policies of police containment and a U.S.-imposed drug economy, young Africans in their communities in the Bay area face prison, the military, or the grave while white people are able to move into their neighborhoods.

Other speakers at the forum include Quetzaocelocuia of the Barrio Defense Committee in San Jose, Maurice Campbell of the Community First Coalition of Bayview-Hunter's Point, Bakari Olatunji of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement in Oakland, and Wendy Snyder of the African People's Solidarity Committee.

Let's take a stand from the white community to support genuine economic development and an end to the war on the African community!
Call (510) 295-7834 for more info, leave a voicemail at 510-625-1106, or email

Download the leaflet at
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 27th, 2004 8:09 PM
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