African Liberation Day in Oakland

Community Honors Pan African Unity, the Panthers Legacy & African Liberation Day in West Oakland

DeFremery Park should be declared “Lil’ Bobby Hutton Park in honor of his life and all those that have sacrificed in the fight against injustice

In this time of global crisis, Africa must remind high on the minds of her children dispersed throughout the world.

This month, the All African People's Revolutionary and African Research Committee will host African Liberation Day: "Honor Nkrumah: The Global Crisis calls for Global Unity-Build One Unified Socialist Africa."

The event will take place May 29 12:00 p.m. at “Lil’ Bobby Hutton” (DeFremery Park) in West Oakland, the community will hold a march and rally; youth panel and community presentations from Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Haiti Action Committee, AIM, Irish, Pan African Network, Nation of Islam, and performances by local Oakland hip hop artists Ise Lyfe and Jahi, as well as Los Angeles' Sadiki Bakari and Rashondra Angelle.

If you go
Friday, May 29, 6-9 p.m.Saturday, May 29, 12-6 p.m.
Laney College (Room E-200)
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA
March & Rally“Lil’ Bobby Hutton”
(aka DeFremery) Park, 1651 Adeline Street
Oakland, CA 94607

May 25th, 2009, marks the 52nd anniversary of African Liberation Day (ALD). ALD has assisted in furthering the struggle to introduce and educate the African community about the worldwide movement to achieve Pan-Africanism as the solution to the problems Africans face in over 113 countries in which we live around world.

We are reminded of the origin African Liberation Day by our ancestor, Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) who explained, “ALD was founded by Kwame Nkrumah on the occasion of the First Conference of Independent States held in Accra, Ghana and attended by eight independent states. The 15th of April was declared African Freedom Day to mark each year the onward process of the liberation movement, and to symbolize the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploitation.”

This year's theme and program will highlight the situation in the Congo , Zimbabwe and Haiti and "will address these geo-political issues through the lens of political prisoners and the resilience of our brothers and sisters continue to demonstrate as we fight for social justice" according to organizers.

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