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January 7, 2018

Registration

8:30am  -  9:30am

Doors open for registration and signing in for those who have pre-registered.

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Day One Overview

MCs  -  Connor Voss and Stephanie Midler

Day One of the 2018 National Conference of the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) features the keynote presentations by African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) Chairman Omali Yeshitela and APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the revolutionary act of reparations and to become acquainted with the history and future of white […]

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Conference convenes

9:30am  -  9:45am

APSC Secretary General and long-time Central Committee member, Alison Hoehne opens the conference. She is currently based in Philadelphia leading the work of the Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles store and the Uhuru Flea Market at Clark Park.

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Keynote presentation

9:45am  -  10:45am

Don’t miss the brilliant and challenging oratory by the leader of the international African Revolution as he speaks to white people. Exposing our history. Sharing the African working class’ optimist vision of the future. Explaining the strategy of the APSP to seize power and govern. Offering a role and a place for white people in […]

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APSC member Jackson Hollingsworth presents a revolutionary song in solidarity with African liberation

10:45am  -  10:50am

Formerly of Lyric Opera San Diego, with a BA from UCSD in Theater, Jackson dedicates his talents to building the movement for white reparations to the African community.

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APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess delivers her annual report on the history, accomplishments and goals of the organization

10:50am  -  11:50am

Visionary author of “Overturning the Culture of Violence,” Hess was first to heed the call for solidarity from the African People’s Socialist Party in 1976. Under the leadership of the APSP and through decades of tireless and principled struggle, Hess has forged APSC into a powerful organization with worldwide influence. Learn how you can “let […]

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Discussion

11:50am  -  12:30pm

Raise your voice. Ask your questions. Express your views!

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Delicious vegan lunch

12:30pm  -  1:15pm

Available for purchase through registration.

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Reparations Appeal

1:15pm  -  3:15pm

It’s your turn to participate in reparations. Kitty Reilly, Director of APSC’s Office of Reparations and Economic Development (ORED) presents a dynamic review of the expanding programs of the Uhuru Movement, made possible in part by the reparations movement. Learn about Black Star Industries and how your personal reparations payments are building a liberated future […]

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“Reparations, Revolution and Socialism: The History of the African People’s Solidarity Committee”

3:25pm  -  5:45pm

What are the political principles and practices that make APSC unique among white organizations that call themselves “progressive” or “revolutionary”? Why are we a Democratic Centralist organization? Chairwoman Penny Hess captains a panel discussion featuring APSC Secretary General Alison Hoehne, APSC ORED Director Kitty Reilly and Uhuru Solidarity Movement Chair Jesse Nevel.

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Delicious vegan dinner

5:45pm  -  6:30pm

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“Cadre Panorama”

6:30pm  -  8:30pm

Watch and discuss excerpts from “The Vietnam War” and “The Battle of St. Pete”. What will it take to put an end to oppression and exploitation of the world’s colonized peoples? What does it mean to become a “cadre” in the revolutionary organization?

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January 8, 2018

Reconvening of Conference

8:30am  -  8:35am

“Black Power Blueprint”

8:35am  -  10:45am

St. Louis is undergoing a revolutionary transformation! A joint project of Black Star Industries and the African People’s Education and Defense Fund is taking abandoned properties and creating a community kitchen and bakery cafe, an outdoor event space and a new Uhuru (Freedom) House black community center with an Akwaaba (Welcome) Hall indoor event space. […]

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Day Two Overview

MCs  -  Halley Murray and Cara Locke

Day Two of the the 2018 National Conference of the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) features a multimedia look at the latest project of Black Star Industries and the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) — a black-led self-determination initiative to transform devastated sections of St. Louis into a vibrant African community. Meet organizers […]

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The Uhuru Solidarity Movement: Building a broad-based movement in the white community for reparations to African people

10:45am  -  12:10pm

USM Chair Jesse Nevel and National Steering Committee members Rhya Fogerty, Connor Voss, Halley Murray, Amanda Carlozzi, KC Mackey, Johann Bedingfield and Valerie Bronte report on the organization’s 2017 accomplishments and 2018 goals. Learn how you can build a Branch in your area, win members through social media and participate in the “Reparations Challenge.”

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Delicious vegan lunch

12:10pm  -  1:10pm

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Oakland, California: Home of Uhuru Foods in the birthplace of the Black Power Movement

1:10pm  -  2:10pm

APSC National Central Committee members Maureen Wagener and Janice Kant lead one of Black Star Industries’ most dynamic economic institutions – Uhuru Foods and Pies.

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“Communities United for Reparations and Economic Development”

2:10pm  -  2:40pm

This summer, the Uhuru Movement waged a groundbreaking campaign in St. Petersburg that took the reparations demand into the electoral arena, winning broad support from white people throughout the city. Out of that campaign grew a new civic organization to continue this effort post-election, “CURED.” Candidates Jesse Nevel, Uhuru Solidarity Movement Chair and Akilé Anai, […]

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“It’s our time! Building the African People’s Solidarity Committee”

2:40pm  -  3:10pm

APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess and Comrade Renée Nassar present the strategy and tools for massively expanding the reach and membership of the African People’s Solidarity Committee – a cadre organization of the African People’s Socialist Party.

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“The Uhuru Furniture Stores: A popular stance of reparations”

3:10pm  -  3:55pm

Philadelphia Uhuru Furniture Manager Alison Hoehne, along with Oakland Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles store manager Stephanie Midler and Promotions Coordinator Jeanine Griswa discuss the philosophy and practical lessons from this economic institution that raises resources for African liberation by building a broad base of generous furniture donors and loyal customers.

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Summation and discussion

3:55pm  -  5:00pm

What did we accomplish? What do you think about it? What will you do now?!

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Adjourn

5:00pm  -  5:00pm