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Walter Rodney Commemoration "In the Sky's Wild Noise"
Date Friday September 09
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorKali Akuno
The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement presents…

“In the Sky’s Wild Noise”
A documentary film about legendary Guyanese Pan-Afrikan Revolutionary, Walter Rodney.

Guest Speakers:
James Garrett, 6th Pan-Afrikan Congress attendee
Pierre LaBossiere, Haiti Action Committee

Friday, September 9th
7:30 PM
East Side Arts Alliance
2587 International Blvd.
$5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

This film showing is a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the untimely death of Rodney. Walter Rodney was assassinated in Guyana on June 13, 1980 to stop his organizing efforts within the Afrikan and (East) Indian working class in Guyana to liberate itself. Rodney was a preeminent revolutionary intellectual and Pan-Afrikanist organizer. He is the author the essential “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa”, and “The Groundings with My Brothers”. Rodney had a profound impact on the Wailers and other Rasta’s when he taught in Jamaica in the late 1960’s, was one of the critical organizers of the 6th Pan-African Congress in Tanzania in 1974, and a leader of the Working Peoples Alliance in Guyana.

For more information about Walter Rodney see the following websites

Marxism in Africa
http://disa.nu.ac.za/articledisplaypage.asp?articletitle=Marxism+in+Africa&filename=Ftv389
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (online version)
http://www.marxists.org/subject/africa/rodney-walter/how-europe/index.htm
Walter Rodney 25th Anniversary Commemorative Committee
http://www.rodney25.org/

For more information call (510) 433-0115 or
MXGMOakland@hotmail.com.
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For the record, here is more info about the speakersAaron AaronsFriday Jun 8th, 2012 3:04 PM

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