PEOPLE'S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS
POST OFFICE BOX 22505
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07101-2505
For Further Information Contact:
Lawrence Hamm (973) 801-0001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
P.O.P. RAISES CONTROVERSIAL REPARATIONS FLAG WITH MARCH AND TEACH-IN!
On Saturday, May 21st, the Peoples Organization for Progress (POP) will host a March, rally and teach-in on the controversial issue of reparations.
The theme of the action packed event is 'Know Your History: Demand Reparations!'
Participants will assemble at Broad and Market Streets in Newark at 12 noon. At the conclusion of the March and rally, organizers will host a showing of the moving documentary "Before They Die," at the Newark Public Library. The documentary delineates the violent destruction of what was known as 'Black Wall Street,' a model Black community that thrived in spite of segregation, in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921, as told by the survivors of this horrendous event themselves.
The Newark Public Library is located at 5 Washington Street, Newark.
"Obtaining Reparations is the apex of the unresolved issue of what happened to our ancestors and the residual paramount issues of ongoing discrimination and institutional racism, which continues to undermine and negatively impact our people and communities to this day" said Ingrid Hill, chairperson for the organization's Reparations Committee and correspondence secretary for the organization.
"We must keep our Maafa experience alive every single day until such time that we, as a people, receive collective justice", she insisted emphatically.
Maafa is a Swahili term developed by activist scholar Marimba Ani to characterize the 'great devastation' of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade upon the African world.
"Proponents of the backwards doctrine of 'Post-Racialism' say that reparations and the colossal crime of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade are too vast, too old and too impractical to support," explained Angenetta Robinson, POP's Treasurer.
"We say that the crime of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade is too colossal a crime against humanity not to support the reparations our people are most clearly due," she finished emphatically.
For more information, please call 973 801 0001
Angenetta L Robinson
973 809 4604 cell
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