The Northeast Regional Committee of the African People’s Socialist Party held a two-day intensive study on April 30 and May 1, 2016, with the mission for Party members to learn how to become better organizers.
The attendees from Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and as far away as Massachusetts converged on Howard University in Washington, DC for the two-day training.
The Region had the honor to host Chairman Omali Yeshitela who lead several studies in this two-day event.
The deep crisis of imperialism is evident from the endless wars. We are truly in the final offensive against white power.
The African awakening around police murders and the subsequent struggles to give coherence to this movement, the Party understands that we must arm members of our organization to be the best equipped to organize in our community and create cadres.
Cadres are members of the Party that carry out the the will of the Party with Party style of leadership and enthusiasm to organize our communities. For cadres, there is no task too great or too small to undertake for the liberation of African people.
In 2014, we held a summer-long Cadre Intensive for that expressed purpose of giving members of the APSP intense political education, physical training and on the ground training on how to be an organizer.
The Party understood that we had to do our best to take the basics of being a leader to each region and location we were located and created the Cadre Mini-Intensive.
With a band of fresh members, Chairman lead dynamic studies like, “African Internationalism 101” and an excellent study on “the State” where he distinguished the APSP’s understanding of the State from VI Lenin.
Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party leads a study on “The State”
The Chairman made it clear that the bourgeois State was born out of colonial oppression of African people.
He also led a study on the “Nation” and significance of this struggle to consolidate the nation given the fracturing of imperialism.
Practice as primary!
Comrade Oteka led a training around the selling of The Burning Spear newspaper. This training is important because the most basic day to day task of any Party member to sell The Burning Spear.
Northeast Regional Representative Aaron O’Neal gives an overview on conduction street outreach
Next, there was a brief overview of the Party style of conducting street outreach. The comrades assembled in pairs and made their way to the historically African community that has now been gentrified to sell The Burning Spear newspaper and to pass out flyers promoting the upcoming African Liberation Day.
The comrades reconvened and had a summation where many participants spoke about how helpful this practical training had been that it took away their anxiety and fear of going out and selling The Spear.
One participant spoke about how she “felt proud” to be selling out in the street selling The Burning Spear to our people.
Building the region!
With the success of the Northeast Regional Cadre Mini-Intensive we have a new invigorated committee that is poised to go back to their respective area and carry out their task to build the Party.
Coming out of the intensive study it was united that one of the primary tasks for the region was to struggle to make African Liberation Day 2016 a profound and successful event.
African Liberation Day (ALD) will be in Washington, DC at the Howard University Blackburn Center Gallery Lounge on May 21st from 10am to 6pm.
This ALD will be centered around the theme, “Building Unity is Struggle” and will feature speakers: Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Jomo Muhammed of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and Yejide Orunmila of African National Women’s Organization (ANWO).
Yejide Orunmila, President of the African National Women’s Organization
We will also have a very special guest speaker, Yashica Clemmons, the mother of Dominique Battle, one of the three girls who were murdered by Florida sheriff’s deputies.
The girls drowned after police pushed their car into a lake, with the girls still inside of the car.
Police listened to their screams and refused to rescue the girls from the car. Yashica will tell her story about her daughter and the truth about the circumstances surrounding her daughter’s death.
We urge all freedom-loving Africans to come out to this powerful event! To register, visit www.alduhuru.org
Build and Consolidate the APSP!
Build the Northeast Region!
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