NYC - A New Generation Revisits the Black Radical Tradition | Flint: 100,000 people poisoned — where are the arrests?

February 05, 2016 at 7:00pm - 10pm
Justice Center en el Barrio
1637 Park Ave
New York, NY 10029
United States
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A New Generation Revisits the Black Radical Tradition

Earlier this year in Philadelphia, a conference titled "Reclaiming our Future: The Black Radical Tradition in our Time" took place bringing together leading Black radical intellectuals, activists, artists, pastors, and thinkers from from the 1960s, 1970s, to the present day Black Lives Matter movement. The most exciting element of the conference was raising socialism as the clear alternative to the capitalist system. 

Come hear about the often suppressed history of Black radical leadership in the freedom struggle, and how necessary it is to revive this legacy today in the face of continuing police brutality, mass incarceration, job discrimination and environmental racism.

As the power structure continues to show its true colors, it has become evident that Black liberation cannot be won under capitalism. Join us for a discussion of the Philadelphia conference and its relevance to the struggle in 2016.


Flint: 100,000 people poisoned — where are the arrests?

Every single child under the age of six in Flint, Michigan — a majority Black city — has lead poisoning and protests are growing over the state and federal government's cover-up of the ongoing water contamination crisis. 

Protesters are demanding the arrest of Gov. Rick Snyder, whose officials connected the city's water to the long-polluted Flint River to save money and then denied the crisis for months. 

If ISIS had poisoned 100,000 people, the government would have immediately declared a new war. But when the government perpetrates this same crime, no one is held accountable? Come discuss this severe crisis of environmental racism and how the people of Michigan are fighting back.

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Musoke Absolom Vincent Tsai Mike C Ellie Ommani Ben Becker Karina Garcia Elizabeth Birriel Heather Benno Karla Reyes Monica Cruz Rachel Silang John Beacham Shawn Garcia Jordan Whelchel Sapphira Lurie Norman Clement Yhamir Chabur Sasha Murphy Nino Brown Yari Osorio

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Musoke Absolom
Vincent Tsai
Mike C
Ellie Ommani
Ben Becker
Karina Garcia
Elizabeth Birriel
Heather Benno
Karla Reyes
Monica Cruz
Rachel Silang
John Beacham
Shawn Garcia
Jordan Whelchel
Sapphira Lurie
Norman Clement
Yhamir Chabur
Sasha Murphy
Nino Brown
Yari Osorio

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