Program
 
Speakers at the conference will include the following:

Lord Anthony Gifford (London)
Honorable Dudley Thompson (Jamaica)
Amiri Baraka 
Charles Barron
Prof. Richard F. America
Dr. Maulana Karenga 
Silis Muhammad 
Prof. C J Munford 
Attorney Gilda Sherrod-Ali (NCOBRA) 
Safiya Bukhari 
Brenda Stokely 
Ashaki Binta (Black Workers for Justice) 
Attorney Roger Wareham (December 12th Movement) 
Elombe Brath 
Hector Bermudez (AfroPuerto Rico Movement) 
Pam Africa (MOVE)
Prof. Ray Winbush (Race Relations Inst.- Fisk University)


Please note that the conference will take place at City College's Great Hall, the North Academic Center (NAC) and also the A. Philip Randolph High School.

Conference Schedule

 

Friday, November 2, 2001

Location: City College of NY - The Great Hall (Shepard Hall) - 139th & Convent Avenue

2 pm to 8 pm: REGISTRATION

3 pm to 6 pm: WORKSHOP 

THE HISTORICAL LEGACY OF SLAVERY, THE SLAVE TRADE & BLACK RESISTANCE
This workshop will deal with how we popularize and teach about the historical basis for the demands for reparations. - The Great Hall Music Recital Room

Prof. Martia Goodson- Baruch College
Emilyn Brown- Freelance Editor, Souls & African Burial Newsletter
Sam Anderson- Author- Black Holocaust For Beginners
Prof. Everet Green- Philosophy Born Of Struggle Association


6 pm to 7pm: CULTURAL/SPIRITUAL PERFORMANCES depicting the multigenerational struggles for Reparations and a tribute to our ancestors who fought, strived, loved and survived enslavement and its repressive aftermath - The Great Hall

Askia Toure/HipHop Poets and others to be announced.

7 pm to 10pm: Opening Plenary

Reparations History in the Making: Report back from the UN World Conference Against Racism

Prof. Ray Winbush- Race Relations Institute- Fisk University
Attorney Roger Wareham- December 12th Movement
Attorney Joann Watson- NCOBRA
Attorney Muntu Matsimela- African & African Decedents Caucus
Attorney Efia Wangaza- African American Institute for Policy Studies & Planning/MXGM
CCNY Youth Rep
Dennis Brutus- Jubilee 2000 South


Saturday, November 3, 2001 

Location: A. Phillip Randolph High School - 135th and Saint Nicholas Terrace

9 am to 8 pm: REGISTRATION 

10 am to Noon: WORKSHOPS (running concurrently)

THE LABOR MOVEMENT & REPARATIONS MOBILIZATION - A. Philip Randolph Cafeteria

Ashaki Binta- Black Workers For Justice, North Carolina
Jim Houghton- Harlem Fightback
Amina Baraka- Newark-based Writer and Labor/Community Activist
Larry Adams- Pres. Mail Handlers, Local 300
Richard F. America- George Washington University
Ron Washington- Black Phone Workers for Justice- NJ
Dennis Serrette- Coalition of Black Trade Unionist

REPARATIONS MOBILIZATION WITHIN ELECTORAL POLITICS 
This workshop will provide and overview of the ongoing legislative work for various kinds of Reparations bills and resolutions to be passed. - A. Philip Randolph Auditorium

Charles Barron- Activist Candidate NYC City Councilperson
Ras Baraka- Newark Political Activist Candidate
Assemblyman Roger Green- Brooklyn 

Noon to 1pm: LUNCH AND VENDORS 

1 pm to 3pm: WORKSHOPS running concurrently

RACISM AS CULTURAL GENOCIDE: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL, SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL IMPACT OF SLAVERY AND WHITE SUPREMACY. - A. Philip Randolph Auditorium

Prof. Ray Winbush- Race Relations Institute, Fisk University
Dr. Esmeralda Thornhill- James M. Robinson Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Nova Scotia, Canada
Prof. Marimba Ani- Emory University
Dr. Henry McCurtis, MD
Dr. Bill Cross- CUNY Grad

LEGAL STRATEGIES: UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORTING THE LEGAL WORK AND RESEARCH FOR REPARATIONS. - A. Philip Randolph Cafeteria

Silis Muhammad- CEO, Lost Found Nation of Islam
Attorney Gilda Sherrod Ali- NCOBRA
Lord Tony Gifford- Member of Parliament & London/Jamaica Barrister
Attorney Deadria Farmer-Paelmann- NYC Legal Researcher 

YOUTH & REPARATIONS MOBILIZATION 
This workshop will look at the efforts of various youth groups to mobilize around reparations

****Please note that this workshop will be help in the CCNY Student Lounge in the NAC Building

CCNY Students
December 12 Youth Representatives
Black Nia Force
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

3pm to 5pm: WORKSHOP 

PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, POLITICAL PRISONERS/ POWS AND THE WAR ON DRUGS: 
THE CRIMINALIZATION OF A RACE
- A. Philip Randolph Cafeteria 

Safiyah Bukhari- Former Political Prisoner and Revolutionary Activist
Pam Africa- MOVE/family & Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal
Churne Lloyd- Friends of Matulu Shakur
Rosa Clemente- Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Eddie Ellis- Former Political Prisoner and prison reform Activist


3 pm to 5:30pm: WORKSHOP 

THE GLOBALIZATION OF REPARATIONS: THE NORTH & SOUTH STRUGGLE
A. Philip Randolph Auditorium

CJ Munford- Canada
Dudley Thompson- Jamaica
Sir Tony Gifford- England
Muntu Matsimela- African & African Decedents Caucus
Professor Margarita Samad Matias- CCNY Black Studies
NCOBRA Representative 
December 12th Movement Representative
Dennis Brutus- Jubilee2000/South Africa
Art Serota- South African Reparations Movement
Hector Bermudez- Puerto Rican Reparationist

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm: DINNER AND VISIT VENDORS

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL PRESENTATIONS 

Vinie Burrows Reparations Monologue and others to be announced

7 pm to 10 pm: PLENARY

REPARATIONS: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS
Ideas, concepts, and theories of the Reparations Movement 
A. Philip Randolph Auditorium

CJ Munford - Canada
NCOBRA Representative
Maulana Karenga - Chair of the Organization Us & National Association of Kawaida Organizations
Lord Tony Gifford - Member of Parliament & London/Jamaica Barrister 
Dudley Thompson - Jamaica
Amiri Baraka - Activist & Poet

Sunday November 4, 2001

THIS IS THE MOST CRUCIAL PART OF THE CONFERENCE AND ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!!

LOCATION: City College of New York - NAC Ballroom

10 am to 4pm: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR BUILDING THE REPARATIONS EDUCATION 
AND MOBILIZATION MOVEMENT


Workshop report backs
Strategy & Program
The Barbados Conference- Actions
The Durban Conference- Actions
Organizing Local Tribunals
Creating an International Steering Committee
November 5th - Black Solidarity Day African Burial Ground Tribute

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sam Anderson - Medgar Evers College, Center For Law & Social Justice at 718.270.6287 or Attorney Muntu Matsimela at 914.664.0943.



Phone Contacts:
Sam Anderson- Medgar Evers College, 
Center For Law & Social Justice
718.270.6287
or...
Attny. Muntu Matsimela- 914.664.0943

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