Black August 2015: Organizing the Community for Justice and Freedom
Saturday August 29, 2015
Driftwood Community Centre
4401 Jane Street,
The Call Out:
The Driftwood Community Centre and the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence (NEPV) present a Black August film screening and group discussion on fighting for justice
"Black August is a time to STUDY AND PRACTICE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH ABOUT OUR HISTORY AND THE CURRENT CONDITIONS OF OUR PEOPLE.
In the late 1970’s Black August was moved from the yards of California’s concentration camps to New Afrikan communities throughout California and the united states empire.
As the Black August practice and tradition spread, it grew to observe not only the sacrifices of the brothers in California’s concentration camps, but the sacrifices and struggles of our ancestors against white supremacy, colonialism, and imperialism." - Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
FILM SCREENING: "Crisis of Distrust: Police and Community in Toronto"
GROUP DISCUSSION & PLANNING: discuss the film and actions needed to collectively organize and fight for justice.
WHERE: Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane Street (4 blocks north of Finch Avenue West)
WHEN: Saturday, August 29, 2015; 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Latoya Rodney, hip hop artist
Kwanza, drummer and storyteller
The Real Sun, spoken word artist and singer
Childcare and dinner will be provided
For further information, contact:
Driftwood Community Centre at: 416-395-6019
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