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7911 MacArthur Blvd

7911 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94605

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MLK Day Event and Volunteer Project

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event and Volunteer Project is an annual project of the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) and Black Star Industries (BSI). Carrying on the movement for African self-determination from the '60s to today!

Monday, January 21, 2019 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA.

Questions? 510-763-3342 x3 or oakland@uhuruvolunteer.org

The African community in Oakland played a key role in the nationwide movement for black power, but in the last 20 years 50% of the black community of Oakland has been pushed out by unbearable conditions:

  • Life expectancy 14 years less than white people
  • 13x more likely to live in poverty
  • 5x more likely to be unemployed
  • 70% of all school police arrests
  • Highest instances of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, asthma and more.

APEDF and BSI:

  • Bring genuine change and solutions to the grave disparities and injustices faced by the African community.
  • Build programs putting control over health, health care, education and economic development back into the hands of the African community.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

10am - 12noon

  • Watch historic films of MLK, Malcolm X, Civl Rights and Black Power leaders
  • Presentation about the movement for African self-determination today
  • Speakers and video of current APEDF and BSI programs

12noon - 2:30pm

  • Take Action: Volunteer outdoor flyering project, to help get the word out about Uhuru Furniture and Uhuru Foods and Pies

2:30pm - 3pm

  • Pizza lunch for volunteers
  • Prizes and open mic

Find out more at apedf.org and Black Power Blueprint on YouTube. Check out uhurufurniture.blogspot.com and uhurupies.org. Or contact us at 510-763-3342 x3, oakland@uhuruvolunteer.org

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