Alafia Freedom Now agenda for this Tues May 25 2010 will begin with the African drum beat historical calendar with a special emphasis on women’s contribution to radical social change. Then Jessie Sax the UCLA Reggie Jazz Executive producer will give us an overview of this week major festival, one that I highly recommend and have consistently attended this year with my daughter. Following KPFK’s "Some of Us Are Brave" producer Thandisizwe Chimurenga, I just love saying her name, it is so African, Thandi will give us an update on the murder trial of Oscar Grant. Interestingly this is the first time in the history of California that one of them murderous police has been brought to trial for murder.
Chuck Diep from the UCLA Bunchy Carter , John Huggins memorial committee together with Comrade Roland Freeman from the So California Black Panther Party will give us an update on the recent struggle to immortalize the assassination of 2 revolutionary Panthers at Campbell hall .
Our special guest will be Legrand Clegg, noted attorney, anthropologist and founder of CEMOTEAP, Committee to Eliminate Media offensive to African People who together with the world traveler,publisher and researcher Dr. Runoke Rashidi They will address Rashidi recent attendance at the Costa Chica conference on Afro-Mexicans as well as Legrand on the destruction of Black Wall street in Tulsa Oklahoma. Our music mix will incude:\
Zap Mama, Supreme Obatal, Super Dub, Nas ,Kito, with a clip from Kwame Ture.
Just a note we will be having Pan African Beach Day the 3rd Sunday of every month at Dockweiler Beach at the end of Imperial Blvd in Playa Del Rey. We will be giving updates. It is free and we will teaching surfing, caporea, African drumming, African dance, fishing, Volleyball. In these high entertainment cost we are seeking for African people to retake public spaces such as the beaches, mountains, dessert that for so long have been denied us due to Jim Crow.
That is June 20 from 12-10 am.
Rashidi will be speaking Friday 7 pm at the Afiba Center on the Creshaw by Slauson
small fire house next to the Bank.
Weareall Oscargrant @gmail regarding the Oscar Grant Campaign