Electoral Campaign School for black activists!
April 8th – 9th 2017
St. Petersburg, FL
Speakers and Presenters: Attorney John Due, New York Assemblyman Charles Barron, Glen Ford (Black Agenda Report), Omali Yeshitela (African People’s Socialist Party), Zaki Baruti (Universal African People’s Organization), Khalid Raheem (New Afrikan Independence Party), Kamm Howard (N’COBRA) and Akile Anai (St. Petersburg, FL city council candidate)
Press and Media Contact: Nkashama Sankofa, Nkashama@TheBurningSpear.com
On April 8th and 9th, the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations will conduct an electoral campaign school for black activists who want to open up a new front for the struggle for self-determination in the U.S.The Coalition is not calling on black people to abandon all other forms of struggle or to believe that elections are the only legitimate means of achieving and exercising power. The U.S. two-party system has created cadres of black politicians that are loyal to white political power and are incapable of fighting for the legitimate independent power of our people.
The Black is Back Coalition has held a number of mass black conferences, state and national conventions to forge a commonly agreed on Black Agenda for Self-determination that should guide all of our political activity. Now, on April 8th and 9th, the Coalition will be using the electoral candidate’s school to train working class black people on how to use the white electoral process as a method of fighting to advance our interests as a colonized and oppressed people through the National Black Agenda for Self-determination.
The upcoming school will be an intensive two-day process that usually takes a week or more. It will feature presentations and workshops by people such as the legendary and esteemed civil rights attorney John Due, Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report, Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party and other noted and committed resources. The school will teach the qualifications for running for office, how to raise money and how to frame a campaign message. Students will also learn how to get the vote out and how to use the referendum and ballot initiative processes as additional means of getting the National Black Political Agenda for Self-determination issues on the ballot.
For more information, visit http://blackisbackcoalition.org/about-campaign-school/ or call (917)818-0466.