The Burning Spear newspaper congratulates outstanding Uhuru Movement organizer Wil Lockett of Chicago, IL who received the African People’s Socialist Party’s esteemed Comrade of the Quarter award for the first quarter of this year.
The Comrade of the Quarter is a popular acknowledgement awarded by the Party to organizers and members who have distinguished themselves through their efforts to build and forward Party-led work for the liberation of African people everywhere.
Every three months movement co-workers submit nominations for outstanding members detailing all the ways they have gained the respect and admiration of their comrades by excelling in their Uhuru Movement work.
The nominations are reviewed and voted on by the Party’s Recognition Committee—a committee that generally faces very difficult choices in the face of so many enthusiastic, hard-working and talented comrades who make up our Party and mass work around the world.
Each Comrade of the Quarter becomes a candidate for the Comrade of the Year award.
Wil Lockett – Chicago Outreach Coordinator/Member of Agit/Prop Team
by Kennethia Miller
Wil has exhibited the tireless effort needed in this quarter to get done all the necessary footwork and reaching out to step outside of his area to help an under-experienced team achieve their outreach goals.
Comrade Wil was instrumental and selfless in lending his outreach knowledge to the St. Louis branch of InPDUM during the time of the Black People’s Grand Jury and for the national Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice Peace and Reparations (BIBC) conference on Black Community Control of the Police event that followed.
He travelled as part of the outreach team from Chicago to St. Louis on back to back weekends. He stayed for two to three days each time to make sure outreach was thorough.
Ever thoughtful, Wil planned ahead and was more than willing to fill in and make sure we had resources – sometimes it was already in his trunk.
Wil has a great revolutionary spirit and understanding of what it will take to forge through to our victories and he demonstrates this by showing up wherever he’s needed, whenever he’s needed.
Congrats to comrade Wil!