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Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5-6pm
@Campus Martius Park
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Saturday, February 11, 2017 at midnight
For Immeidate Release Media Advisory Event: African American History Month 2017 Topic: The Detroit Rebellion of 1967 and Its Global Significance Title: Lessons of the 1967 Rebellions From Detroit and Beyond Location: 5920 Second Ave. at Antoinettee, Midtown Date: Sat. Feb. 25, 2017, 5:00-8:00pm Sponsors: Workers World Party Detroit Branch Contact: (313) 671-3715 Lesson of the 1967 Rebellions From Detroit and Beyond Speakers Include: Debbie Johnson, Chair--Workers World Party Detroit on "The Need for a Revolutionary Party Today" Comrade Mond Toussaint Louverture--Workers World Party Youth Organizer and Spoken Word Artist on "The Role of National Culture in the Revolutionary Struggle": Perspectives on Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth" Abayomi Azikiwe--Editor of the Pan-African News Wire, Contributing Editor to Workers World Newspaper on "The Lessons of the 1967 Rebellions for the 21st Century" On July 23, 1967, the largest urban rebellion in United States history began in the city of Detroit at the corner of Clairmount and 12th (now Rosa Parks Blvd). This year represents the 50th anniversary of this historic event which transformed the character of the African American liberation struggle in the U.S. During 1967, urban rebellions took place in over 160 cities throughout the country. These events coincided with the rise of the antiwar movement in the U.S. and the advances of national liberation struggles around the world from Vietnam to Southern Africa. Our African American History Month program this year will initiate a series of discussions not only commemorating these developments of 1967 but their significance in the reemerging peoples' movements in 2017. Today we are facing the rise of neo-fascism and renewed institutional racism designed to force the African American people, other oppressed nations and the working class as a whole back into extreme economic exploitation and state repression. We need to assess the gains which emerged from the movements of the 1960s through the conclusion of the 20th century and the need to refurbish our analysis, fighting spirit and organizational capacity. In the city of Detroit we have been at the cutting edge of the mass and ideological struggles that have impacted both the U.S. and the world in the recent period. Also registration information, palm cards and posters for the March 25-26 Midwest Conference on Socialism and National Liberation will be available at this forum. This conference is being sponsored by the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at Wayne State University with the co-sponsorship of Workers World Party Detroit branch. Please join us at this important political meeting. In addition to these talks there will be substantial time for audience participation.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2pm
@Detroit Workers World Office
For Immediate Release Media Advisory Free and Open to the Public Event: African American History Month Annual Public Meeting Date: Saturday, February 27, 5:00-8:00pm Topic: Black Power/White Backlash--150 Years of Struggle for National Liberation and Socialism, Keynote Address: Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of the Pan-African News Wire and Contributing Editor for Workers World Location: 5920 Second Ave. at Antoinettee, Detroit, MI Video: Black Power/White Backlash: CBS News Report From September 27, 1966 Dinner Served: African American Cuisine Sponsor: Workers World Party Detroit Branch Contact: (313) 671-3715 Please attend this year's Annual African American History Month public meeting on Sat. Feb. 27 to assist us in celebrating and reflecting upon the galliant history of the African people in the United States who have fought against slavery, Jim Crow, national oppression, economic exploitation and other forms of discrimination and state repression. This is an annual event sponsored by Workers World Party and Workers World newspaper which is distributed in the city of Detroit. Our keynote speaker will be Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire and a Contributing Editor for Workers World newspaper published in New York City. Azikwe will give an historical overview of the African American movement for national liberation, full equality and socialism.. Some aspects of the post Civil War period and the passage of a series of Civil Rights measures such as General Sherman's Order No. 15; the 13th Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1866; the 14th and 15th Amendments; will be placed in their social and political context. The African American struggle against institutional racism has continued through the 20th Century with the anti-segregation and women's movements of the 1950s through the 1970s up until the anti-racist struggles today against police terrorism and for self-determination in public service, education and cultural affairs. We will also feature a classic CBS News documentary from September 27, 1966 aired nationally on the African American struggle for self-determination, full equality and housing rights. The video features lumnaries of the period inlcuding SNCC Chairman Stokely Carmichael, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leader of SCLC, the-then Congressional representative from Harlem Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and others. The struggle for African American liberation has different dimensions today but harbors many similarities to the movement five decades ago extending back to the period after the Civil War. Join us in this discussion and analysis.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 5-7:30pm
International Women's Day 2014 Detroit women are invited to join a Women's Speak-Out Against Capitalism & Imperialism. Speak truth to power. Speak bitterness. Teach us. Tell your story. Raise your issue or issues. Share struggles. Increase solidarity. Sexism and patriarchy; Racism and national oppression; Anti-lesbian, anti-queer & anti-trans bigotry; Attacks on poorest women & families, seniors; Reproductive rights & choice under attack; Rape & violence against women; Young women's struggle for survival; Special needs of women with disabilities; Poverty for women & children; No jobs or low-wage jobs; Lack of affordable, accessible childcare; Fight to raise the minimum wage; Union organizing for justice; Detroit bankruptcy & pension cuts; Homelessness, foreclosures, evictions & utility shutoffs; Hunger & cuts to food stamps; Educational apartheid; Unpayable student loans; Convition of MI CATS Three; Tar sands and pipelines; Environmental devistation; Police brutatlity, killins on the rise; Anti-immigrant bashing; Single-Payer healthcare system needed; Women in prison; Solidarity with women in Iraq, Afganistan, Syria, Libya, Palestine & everywhere; and much more. Please prepare your remarks for 1 to 5 minutes. Call 313-378-2369 for more information. Initiated by the women of Detroit Workers World Party in commemoration of International Working Women's Day. Get the flier: http://WorkersWorldDetroit.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/iwd2014detroit.jpg
Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 2-5pm
For Immediate Release Media Advisory African American History Month (AAHM) 2014 Event: AAHM Forum, Sat., Feb. 15, 2014, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Topic: Nelson Mandela's Legacy and the Road to South African Freedom Speaker: Monica Moorehead, Managing Editor of Workers World Newspaper, NYC Commentator: Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of the Pan-African News Wire, Detroit Location: 5920 Second Ave. at Antoinette, Near WSU Campus, Midtown Detroit Sponsor: Workers World Party Detroit Branch Contact: (313) 671-3715 URL: http://workersworlddetroit.org, http://panafricannews.blogspot.com E-mail: email@example.com African American History Month Forum on "Nelson Mandela's Legacy and the Road to South African Freedom"--Featuring Monica Moorehead and Abayomi Azikiwe Tata Madiba Nelson Rohlihahla Mandela (1918-2013) made his transition on December 5. His life was a testament to the struggle of the people of South Africa, the African continent as well as working and oppressed peoples throughout the world. Mandela joined the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) during the height of the liberation movements across the continent after the beginning of World War II. Mandela along with other leaders of the ANC and the SACP organized strikes, mass demonstrations and an armed campaign of resistance aimed at overthrowing the racist and exploitative system of apartheid. Between 1962 and 1990, Mandela and other leaders of the struggle spent years in maximum security prison. They were released only after a national and global solidarity movement arose calling for the end of apartheid and the liberation of the African majority in South Africa. The ANC took power in 1994 after the first democratic elections inside the country. This forum will feature Monica Moorehead, managing editor of Workers World newspaper based in New York City and Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire and contributing editor for Workers World from Detroit. Both speakers have traveled to South Africa to express their solidarity with the people for national liberation and economic justice. Come out to this African American History Month forum on Sat., Feb. 15 to learn more about the decades-long solidarity between African descendants in the United States and their brothers and sisters in South Africa. Both Moorehead and Azikiwe played a leading role in the Southern Africa solidarity struggle in the U.S. during the 1980s and 1990s. What is the true legacy of Nelson Mandela? Why has the corporate media attempted to usurp and distort his revolutionary legacy? This program will examine these questions and discuss the lessons of the South African liberation movement and their relevance to events today in Africa, the U.S. and indeed the world. A dinner of African American cuisine will be served. Donations will be accepted but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. http://www.facebook.com/events/811731678842051/