Day 9 of the African Peopleâ€™s Socialist Partyâ€™s intensive
The day started in the afternoon with the traditional flag raising. As some of you may be familiar with there is always a mass rally taking place in St Petersburg at the Uhuru House on Sundays.
This gives the people in the community a chance to be part of, participate and engage in political life.
This Sunday we had guest speaker Yejide Orunmila, who also is a member of the African People's Socialist Party, give a presentation on African women and their role in the African revolution and the African People's Socialist Party.
This is a very important subject since we understand that the revolution cannot happen without the participation of African women.
The presentation made by Yejide was much appreciated and followed by many comments and questions. Some of the things announced in the presentation was the childcare collective, which will be used as a tool to help African women get involved in the revolution.
Also, there will be an African women conference commission within a time frame of a year, not just in the U.S but also in other parts of the world such as Europe. These are just a few of the practical initiatives with the objectives to get more women involved in the revolution.
Many discussions revolved around how we as revolutionaries participate in our own oppression and how to deal with it. Living under colonial conditions we bring baggage that affects our work as well.
Overall the discussions were objective and participants were trying to understand and solve problems rather than playing the blaming game, which unfortunately is very common while discussing these issues.
This discussion was followed by an appeal and resources were raised from the people in the room as well as supporters online. The day ended with the flag retrieval.