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|Black History Month Forum and Discussion - PSL SF|
|Date||Friday February 27|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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2489 Mission St. Rm. 28, San Francisco
$3 - $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.
(Refreshments served. Cross street 21st. Near 24th St. BART. MUNI #14, 49, 26. Parking garage located one block west on 21st. St. btwn. Mission & Valencia, parking cost $2/hr.)
For more info, or to reserve free childcare (please call at least one day in advance if you would like childcare) contact PSL at 415-821-6171.
|Organizer/Author||Party for Socialism and Liberation|
|sf [at] socialismandliberation.org|
|Address||2489 Mission St., #28, SF|
Racism, police brutality and the economic crisis:
organizing to fight back
Anita Gay rally, Berkeley, Calif., 08-23-2008The election of Barack Obama as president of the United States was an occasion of historic signiﬁcance. Obama’s victory was evidence of the achievements the Black Liberation struggle has made in eroding white supremacy. When Obama became the 44th president, however, racism did not magically fade away. In this period of hard economic times, African American people continue to be disproportionately the victims of high levels of unemployment, police brutality and incarceration. But this is not new. The vast wealth of this capitalist system was built off the suffering of Black people.
Featured speaker, Eugene Puryear, 2008 PSL candidate for Vice President and Howard University student, will speak about Obama, the economic crisis and the struggle against racism. As part of commemorating Black History Month, we will also recognize the often ignored but highly significant contributions of African American people to science and technology.