Day of Reparations to African People - Oakland

Day of Reparations to African People - Oakland

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Akwaaba Hall at Uhuru House

7911 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94605

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Annual speaking tour winning white people to stand in solidarity with African liberation and the Black Power Blueprint.

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Days of Reparations to African People is an annual speaking tour of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement that brings the issue of reparations and African liberation to the white community. It takes the discussion of reparations out of the courtrooms and classrooms and makes it a reality through a people’s movement lead by the black working class.

Donations raised through this speaking tour benefit the Uhuru Wa Kulea Health Center.

Featured Speakers:

Omali Yeshitela - Founder of the Uhuru movement, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, creator of African Internationalism, author of several books including Vanguard: The Advanced Detachment of the African Revolution

Penny Hess - Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, author of Overturning the Culture of Violence

The Uhuru Wa Kulea African Women’s Health Center is specifically designed to alleviate the trauma women and children face in our community due to lack of healthcare and inability to control our healthcare choices. Traditionally, the Black community values collective prosperity, a value we trace back to Africa. The African Women’s Health Program addresses the mental and physical health of Black girls and women by providing prenatal, birthing, and post-natal care, trauma-informed yoga, an annual African Girl’s Day event, a medicinal herb treatment program and more!

Black Power Blueprint is a black-led self-determination project of the Uhuru Movement building economic institutions for the black community of St. Louis to feed, clothe, and house themselves. To learn more go to blackpowerblueprint.org

Uhuru Solidarity Movement is an organization created by the African People's Socialist Party USA as a strategy to win white solidarity with black power and white reparations to African people.

WHY SUPPORT THE UHURU WA KULEA AFRICAN WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER?

  • African newborns are more likely to survive childbirth when cared for by African birth practitioners, including doulas and midwives, with some studies showing that when African women receive care from African practitioners their mortality rate is cut in half.
  • African infants are 3 times more likely to die before the age of one as compared with white infants.
  • This is a neighborhood that is 95% African, the majority of whom live below the poverty line. African people in the St. Louis area are 3.23 times more likely than whites to live in poverty, the eighth-highest disparity out of 48 metro areas
  • Black women have higher rates of C-section births, and their needs, concerns and pain are routinely dismissed by traditional health systems. They are turning to midwives and doulas after years of feeling dismissed in hospitals; this program will facilitate their ability to take control of their health.
  • Black women are 350% more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women.
  • This is another black community-led project of the nonprofit African People's Education and Defense Fund that improves the well-being of the African community and helps close the huge disparities imposed on African people in overall health and life expectancy.
  • Through the Black Power Blueprint the black community is building self-empowerment in their own neighborhoods to stop the encroachment of big greedy developers and to build genuine grassroots community-based development in their own interests.
  • For white people, contributing resources to these programs is a stand of reparations to African people. Solidarity with the African community-led struggle for reparations which means repairing the damage of centuries of injustice and oppression in a country built on the original sin of slavery, genocide and colonialism.

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