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African People's Solidarity Day
Date Sunday November 05
Time 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
The Women's Building
3543 18th St.
San Francisco, CA
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorKim Rohrbach
Emailuhurureparations [at] yahoo.com
Phone( 415 ) 826-8971
Support the growing movement for black reparations by participating in African People's Solidarity Day ( APSD ), a teach-in and fundraiser taking place in five U.S. cities this autumn and on November 4th & 5th in the Bay Area.

Calling on white people to participate personally in making reparations to Africa and African people, APSD events will raise funds to benefit African-led development programs for renewable energy, rainwater harvesting and water purification in West Africa and economic development institutions in media and publishing throughout the African world. APSD will also support the organizing work to unify African people towards one united Africa without the colonial borders which have divided and exploited the continent for hundreds of years.
African People’s Solidarity Day is sponsored nationwide by the African People’s Solidarity Committee, promoting white solidarity with black power and the black reparations demand for nearly three decades.

APSD events in the Bay Area 11/4-11/5 will feature presentations by leaders, activists and authors including:

Omali Yeshitela, world-renowned leader, theoretician and dynamic speaker, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party. Born in the U.S., Yeshitela was a field organizer with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the Civil Rights Movement and went on to found the Uhuru Movement, rebuilding the African liberation movement after its military defeat at the hands of the U.S. government counterinsurgency in the late 1960s. He is currently working to build the African Socialist International to unite Africa into a single nation under the leadership of the African working class and poor peasantry.

Luwezi Kinshasa, African Socialist International Coordinator exiled from Congo.

Sbusiso Xaba, President of the Pan African Youth Congress of Azania (South Africa), focused on organizing youth to end the colonial legacy of illiteracy, poverty, disease and exploitation. Raised in rural, poverty-stricken KwaZulu-Natal Province, Xaba has organized against land evictions and led the student organization at the University of Johannesburg, before earning degrees in Technology and Applied Science.

Aisha Fields, Phd physicist coordinating the Uhuru Movement’s renewable electricity and water purification projects in west Africa. In 2005, Fields served as a member of the American Physical Society’s U.S. delegation to the World Conference on Physics & Sustainable Development. She also serves on the Education Committee of the National Society of Black Physicists and is a leading advocate for the development of sustainable energy to serve the communities of Africa.

Robert C. Smith, author of The American Racial Divide and Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State.

Pierre LaBossiere, Haitian activist, founder of the Haitian Action Committee.

Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee. Responding to the call for white solidarity from the African liberation movement, Hess has worked under the leadership of the Uhuru (African freedom) Movement for 30 years, organizing campaigns and building fundraising institutions in the white community to support the African freedom struggle. A thorough researcher, she authored the book, Overturning the Culture of Violence, documenting the development of capitalism through slavery and genocide and revealing the role of white workers in colonial exploitation.

Childcare will be available on both days. For more information, call 510.625.1106.


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