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Grand Opening - Uhuru Furniture Black Self Reliance Institution

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Date:
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Jeanine
Email:
Phone:
510-763-3342
Address:
3742 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA
Location Details:
3742 Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94610

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles will open up its new expanded space at its Grand Opening featuring refreshments, music, prizes and amazing deals on Saturday, October 10th from 10am to 6pm. A project of the African People’s Education & Defense Fund, the nonprofit’s president, Ona Zene Yeshitela will be presenting as well as Chairman Omali Yeshitela, the leader of the Uhuru Movement.
It is a tremendous achievement for UFC to have thrived for over a quarter of a century as an African working class-led program for economic self-reliance.
In Oakland, A 2010 report, said that by the time black students are in 11th grade, only 14% are proficient in reading and writing, compared to 72% for white students. Mortality rates are 1.5 times higher for black residents than white residents.
APEDF Mission is to defend the human and civil rights of the African community. To address the grave disparities in health, education and economic development faced by the African community.
This event is part of a three day weekend of APEDF events. APEDF is opening up “Akwaaba Hall” for community rentals and is hosting a Grand Opening on Friday, October 9th from 6-9pm at 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland. Akwaaba Hall is also hosting a forum On Sunday, October 11th from 1-3pm, titled “African Working Class - Push for Economic Development” discussing the importance of Africans ourselves building our own African independent economy. Presenting at all three events is keynote speaker Omali Yeshitela, the chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party and APEDF president, Ona Zene Yeshitela.
APEDF is also in the process of opening Uhuru Jiko Community Kitchen and kicking off a workforce development project through Uhuru Jiko to provide employment and training especially to those in the African community who have faced incarceration and experience drastically limited opportunities to contribute to their families and communities. See you there!
Added to the calendar on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 4:36PM
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