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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.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 9th, 2005 6:50 PM

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[I was drawn to this page for an event that happened almost seven years ago while looking for information relevant to a recording I had made of a small part of it. (I will try to upload that recording in a following comment.)

The additional info that follows is from a post dated just the day before the event:
http://mail.freedomarchives.org/pipermail/news_freedomarchives.org/2005-September/001371.html
so the additional information is probably accurate:]

Guest Speakers:
Eusi Kwayana, now 80 was active in politics, education and culture of Guyana for over fifty years. He worked with Caribbean and African-American activists, including Dr. James Garrett, in many Pan African campaigns, and with Dr. Walter Rodney in the Working People's Alliance Guyana. He is married with another life-long teacher, Tchaiko, of Georgia and they have four offspring.

Dr. James Garrett has been a leading activist in struggles for global justice and African liberation
for more than 40 years. He is one of the founders of Black Studies and Independent Black Education
movements. Dr. Garrett worked with Walter Rodney on education projects in Tanzania and Washington, DC. He also joined with Brother Rodney, CLR James, Eusi Kwayana and Queen Mother Moore in organizing the Sixth Pan African Congress held in Tanzania in 1975. Dr. Garrett presently works with community schools in the Bay Area in California.

Pierre LaBossiere is leader and founder of the Haiti Action Committee. Pierre has been struggling for the self-determination and freedom of his Haitian homeland for several decades. Pierre is also a committed Pan-Africanist, he recently attended the official commemorative activities for Comrade Rodney in Guyana in June.

[Also:]
Following the Commemoration Program we will be taking
donations for the New Afrikan victims of the US
government and Hurricane Katrina. Please make all
checks out to either the Southern Relief Fund or YEIOU
(all donations are tax deductible). We are looking
specifically for canned goods, clothes, and sanitary
products.

For more information call about the Walter Rodney
Commemoration or the Grassroots Relief Effort contact
(510) 433-0115 or MXGMOakland at hotmail.com.
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