SATURDAY June 3rd Session 1: 10:00am - 11:50am
A discussion of the multifaceted assault on Black Women and Girls beginning with the release of the first Moniyhan Report in 1965 and the impact of this genocidal level of violence on the Black community in the United States. A group of women and girls will present history of the issues and methods of fighting back including health model, film, internet, mass media and music.
Articles: Monique Morris, author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools— these highly publicized cases represent a mere fraction of the wider systemic es America’s war on Black girls: Why McKinney police violence isn’t about “one bad
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Over 30 years of anti-racist social justice advocacy and activism, writing and public speaking - especially education transformation, against police brutality and murder, mass incarceration and criminal INJUSTICE system, for the freedom of Mumia Abu Jamal and other political prisoners, for universal health, against Voter disenfranchisement, for electoral transformation, including progressive third electoral parties, for the elimination of South African apartheid, for international justice & equality
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Aiani-Koli Mars is an audio engineer, rapper, producer and visual artist based in Philadelphia. Mars uses her creations to paint visual and audio pictures of her emotions, surroundings, and express her inner creativity. Mars has traveled locally between New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Atlanta, and also internationally to India and other places to perform.
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Temple University Student
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writer and singer based in Philadelphia, currently working on her bachelor’s degree at Temple University as a Media Studies Production major.
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Judicial Violence Symposium, Guadeloupe Haiti Tour Comm, HUERA, MNN, UAM
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Colia L. Clark, Co-Coordinator Guadeloupe Haiti Tour Committee, Producer MNN Public Television, Chairwoman HUERA and Building the Beloved Community Conflict Resolution and Mediation project, Lecturer, member NY Green Party and two time US Senate candidate. She is a committed Pan Africanist who has spent a life time in activist work in the areas of civil rights, human rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, peace and rights for the homeless and youth. Colia is closely aligned with Eco-socialist Horizons. Colia is one of the SNCC founders of the Black Belt Alabama Voter Education project in 1963. Former Special Assistant to martyred Medgar Wylie Evers, Inducted into Voter Rights Hall of Fame.
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I have been a warrior in the struggle for community control of education every since the NYC school strike in 1967. I was a social worker soon to become an educator. Together with Lynne Stewart, the Peoples’ Attorney ( then a lawyer & Ralph Poynter, Union Organizer a co-founder of the Teacher’s Freedom Party Caucus of the UFT. The three of us formed The New Abolitionist Movement because as everyone knows, "Cats don't educate mice, they eat them." I voted the Green Party decades ago after college, when I realized Mayor Lindsey, Mayor Wagner, it made no difference. I may still be addicted to potato chips and chocolate but I am not addicted to a 2 party mythology or the dixiecrat Democrats. A choice between Hilary & Donald is not a choice.
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Judicial Violence Symposium, Guadeloupe Haiti Tour Comm, MNN, HUERA
Left Forum and LA Progressive