Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report Commentator, to speak at Uhuru House for Cadre Intensive kick-off

 
St. Petersburg, FL. Popular commentator, writer and speaker Glen Ford will be featured at Akwaaba Hall, 1245 18th Ave South in St. Petersburg for the kick-off rally of the African People’s Socialist Party’s month-long Cadre Intensive at 4 pm on Sunday, July 6, 2014
 
 
The editor of the renowned opinion website Black Agenda Report, Ford will discuss the critical conditions faced by African people in Detroit, the once-bustling and prosperous black-majority city that now endures bankruptcy, loss of pensions, city services and homes, mass poverty and deterioration.
 
A founding member of the Black is Back Coalition for Peace, Reparations and Social Justice and part of its steering committee, Ford will also discuss the attacks that Wall Street banks have waged on African people in Detroit and elsewhere.
 
The Party’s July Cadre Intensive from July 5 to August 1 will bring Party members from Sierra Leone and Kenya in Africa, along with African people from Sweden, Norway and Britain.
 
Participants will also come from The Bahamas, Canada and throughout the U.S.
 
As part of the African People’s Socialist Party’s program to build a fighting African cadre force, Party members and others committed to the struggle to unite and liberate Africa and African people under the leadership of the African working class will gather at Party headquarters to undergo a rigorous daily regimen during the Intensive.
 
Participants will take part in physical education and fitness training taking place early in the morning at the TyRon Lewis Community Gym.
 
Those taking part will also engage in community organizing and workshops covering African and revolutionary history, political theory and current events. Training on economic development and organizational and computer skills will also be taught.
 
In addition to the July 6 guest appearance by Glen Ford, open meetings will be held every Sunday during July that the public is invited to attend.
 
On Sunday July 13, 4 pm, Yejide Orunmila will speak on “The Struggle of African Women and the African Revolution.”
 
On Sunday July 20, 4 pm, Chairman Omali Yeshitela will speak on “The Counterinsurgency—The War Against the Black Community.”
 
On Sunday, July 27, 4 pm, the rally will feature testimonies from Summer Intensive participants from around the world on their experiences in St. Petersburg during the July training.
 
For more information call Chimurenga Waller at 727-821-6620

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