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|Preserving the Radical Legacy of the Black Panthers: Save Fred Hampton House|
|Date||Sunday February 17|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
|Organizer/Author||Community Ready Corps, Accomplices and Allies|
|alliesandaccomplices [at] gmail.com|
The birthplace of freedom fighter Chairman Fred Hampton is being targeted for foreclosure. Without our support, this monument to the radical legacy of the Black Panthers will be another casualty of the big banks. The Chicago community will also lose a key organizing space that currently hosts the Black Panther Cubs among other survival programs.
Join Community Ready Corps (Allies) for a special night of political education and material support for the work of Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Mama Akua Njeri. Last year you heard from them at our “Surviving Smash & Grab” event as part of #BlackSolidarityWeek. They opened up about the assassination of twenty-one-year-old Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. just 18 months after FBI Director Edgar Hoover issued this directive:
"Prevent the Coalition of militant black nationalist groups...An effective coalition might be the first step toward a real “Mau Mau” in America, the beginning of a true black revolution.”
This year we’ll learn about the work of the Chicago Black Panther Party today, from the Panther Cubs program for youth to plans for a museum documenting the legacy of freedom fighter Chairman Fred Hampton.
This event is a fundraiser meant to solicit material support for the effort to preserve and protect the birthplace of Chairman Fred Hampton from the Oakland left. Please bring your wallet and help us send Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Mama Akua home to Chicago feeling our love and support.
Tickets are sliding scale from $5-$80, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. You will be able to purchase tickets at the door, but space will be reserved for people who purchase tickets in advance. Tickets purchased at the door will be $5-$100.
LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY
The venue is nine blocks away from the 19th St. BART station and is directly on AC Transit line 33. On-site parking is limited but is free at the rear of the building.
TRANSLATION AND CHILDCARE
Childcare and interpretation for Spanish and ASL provided by reservation. Please RSVP by 2:00 PM on Friday, 2/15 to me_kan [at] yahoo.com.
MOBILITY ON SITE
The parking lot is slightly sloped in areas. The venue is accessible for mobility devices from the rear parking lot via slightly one downward sloping ramp and tan double doors. The front entrance will also be in use, but has a few steps up. Please contact us by 2:00 PM on Friday, 2/15 (me_kan [at] yahoo.com) if would like assistance navigating either entrance. Floors are linoleum or low-pile carpet. Reserved seating for people with visual, audio, or mobility challenges will be available toward the front and rear of the hall. Seating is in pews arranged on slope downward toward the stage.
There are several gender-neutral bathrooms, including one that is ADA compliant. Gender-binary restrooms are also available. Hand soap is scent free in all the restrooms. The ADA compliant restroom is also specially cleaned with scent-free products.
While the venue is not fully scent-free, we ask guests to please refrain from wearing scented products like lotions, perfumes, or essential oils so this event is as safe and comfortable as possible for people who have chemical sensitivities or allergies. Thank you! Other scents may be present from other church attendees prior to our event, and possibly from some custodial products.
Lighting in the main hall is from compact fluorescent bulbs. Other areas are lit with standard fluorescent bulbs. The parking area can be darkly lit, so volunteers will be available to assist people with flashlights.
Can be directed to me_kan [at] yahoo.com or (510) 768-7554.
Ticket details are at the Eventbrite link below.