Program for the 6th Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party

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DAY ONE — SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013
7:30am Registration and check-in
8:50 Call to be seated
9:00am Opening

  • Processional and introduction of the National Central Committee of the African People’s Socialist Party
9:15am Convening of the Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party
APSP USA Secretary General Gaida Kambon
9:25am Rendition of “Freedom” song
Carolyn Lake
9:35am Recognition of special guests
9:40am Presentation of plaques to mothers and family members of police murder victims, in recognition of the sacrifice they have made
9:55am International, fraternal and special guest solidarity statements
presented by Dedan Sankara, APSP USA
10:25am Cultural performance
People’s Vanguard
10:35am Highlights of the Political Report to the Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party
Chairman Omali Yeshitela
12:30pm Lunch break
Healthy delicious lunch available with vegetarian option
1:30pm “Invest in the Liberated African Economy”
APSP USA Deputy Chairwoman Ona Zené Yeshitela
3:00pm Discussion and vote on the adoption of of the Political Report to the Sixth Congress of the APSP USA
3:50pm “One People! One Party! One Destiny!” Call to join the African People’s Socialist Party
Chimurenga Waller of the National Office of Recruitment and Membership and Waleeah Brooks, International Secretary of InPDUM
4:00pm Announcements
4:30pm Adjourn Day One
Secretary General Gaida Kambon
6:30pm One Africa! One Nation! Freedom Ball
Featuring presentations by Chairman Omali Yeshitela and world-renowned actor Ron Bobb-Semple. Also, enjoy a delicious dinner, live entertainment, red carpet photos and a silent auction of African gifts from around the world. Visit apspcongress.org/banquet for more information.
 
DAY TWO — SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
8:00am Registration and check-in
8:25am Opening and call to be seated
Alex Morley, APSP Bahamas
8:30am Re-convening of the Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party
APSP USA Secretary General Gaida Kambon
8:35am Cultural performance
Spoken word artist Mona Leza
Morning Session: African Internationalism, The Way Forward to African Liberation
8:45am Chairman Omali Yeshitela presents
“The Crisis of Imperialism” from the Political Report to the 6th Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party, followed by discussion.
10:20am Glen Ford, Vice Chairman of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations and Senior Editor of the Black Agenda Report speaks on “U.S. International Surveillance Program & Counterinsurgency Against the African Liberation Movement”
11:10am Chairman Omali Yeshitela presents
“The Theory of African Internationalism” from the Political Report to the Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party, followed by discussion.
12:35pm “One People! One Party! One Destiny!”
Call to join the APSP
12:45pm Lunch break
Cultural performance by Kazoots, Miami-based Haitian musical group
Afternoon Session: The African Socialist International: Building the Revolutionary Party of the African Working Class
1:50pm Luwezi Kinshasa, Secretary General of the African Socialist International, presents resolution for building a united Africa followed by discussion and vote.
3:05pm African Travel Agency
Economic Development Project of the African Socialist International, presented by Charo Walker, APSP Bahamas and Tammy Harris, APSP USA, including announcement of 2014 Marcus Garvey Cruise.
3:15pm Chairman Omali Yeshitela presents “The History of the African People’s Socialist Party” from the Political Report to the Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party, followed by discussion.
4:45pm Special presentation by Union del Barrio on the anti-imperialist struggle of the Mexican people.
This organization with a long-standing fraternal relationship with the African People’s Socialist Party will present a resolution calling for support of the Mexican national liberation struggle, followed by discussion and vote.
5:30pm Culture
People's Vanguard
5:40pm Adjourn Day Two
Secretary General Gaida Kambon
5:45pm Dinner
Healthy delicious dinner available with vegetarian option 
8:00pm Calling all African students!
Attend a special organizing meeting at the Uhuru House to plan for the building of the African Internationalist Student Organization.     
 
DAY THREE — MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
7:30am Registration and check-in
8:20am Opening and call to be seated
8:25am Re-convening of the Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party
APSP USA Secretary General Gaida Kambon
Morning Session: The Political and Economic Questions are One
8:30am Chairman Omali Yeshitela presents “Economic Development” from the Political Report to the 6th Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party, followed by discussion.
9:30am Ona Zené Yeshitela, APSP Deputy Chairwoman and Director of the Office of Economic Development and Finance, along with Kitty Reilly, Director of the Office of Reparations and Economic Development, deliver a presentation and report on the Party’s Economic Development work.
12:00pm Lunch break
Healthy delicious lunch available with vegetarian option
Afternoon Session: Reports
1:00pm APSP Leadership Reports, followed by discussion

  • 1:00pm Secretary General Gaida Kambon
  • 1:25pm Department of Agitation and Propaganda Director Dedan Sankara
  • 1:50pm National Office of Recruitment and Membership, Chimurenga Waller
2:30pm APSP Organizational Reports, followed by discussions and resolutions

  • 2:15pm African Socialist International – Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa
  • 2:35pm International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement – Chairman Omali speaks to InPDUM
  • 3:00pm All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project – Director Dr. Aisha Fields
  • 3:25pm African People’s Solidarity Committee – Chairwoman Penny Hess
4:30pm Cultural presentation
Hip-hop artist Krown
4:35pm Plenary Session
APSP members vote on leadership, policies and resolutions

  • Elections – Tiffany Murphy, APSP USA
  • Constitutional changes – Chimurenga Waller, APSP National Office of Recruitment and Membership
  • Resolutions – Chimurenga Waller
6:30pm Dinner
Healthy delicious dinner available with vegetarian option
7:30pm Summation of Day Three
8:00pm Adjourn Day Three
Secretary General Gaida Kambon
 
DAY FOUR — TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
7:30am Registration and check-in
8:25am Opening and call to be seated
Patricia Lumumba, APSP UK
8:30am Re-convening of the Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party
APSP USA Secretary General Gaida Kambon
8:35am Chairman Omali Yeshitela, ASI Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa and APSP leader Omowale Kefing discuss “The Nation” from the Political Report to the Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party, followed by discussion.
One Africa! One Nation! Building the African Socialist International
10:35am ASI Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa explains the theoretical basis, structure and plan to build the African Socialist International, introducing the concept of the ASI serving as a pre-cursor to the Communist International, followed by regional reports from:

  • Sierra Leone – Fenty Tholley
  • The Bahamas – Alex Morley
  • U.K. – Patricia Lumumba
  • USA – Gaida Kambon
12:25pm “One People! One Party! One Destiny!”
Call to join the APSP
12:35am Lunch break
Healthy delicious lunch available with vegetarian option
1:35pm Culture
Krown
2:05pm Ralph Poynter presents resolution in support of political prisoner Attorney Lynne Stewart
Building the Agitation and Propaganda Capacity
2:35pm Dedan Sankara, Director of the APSP Department of Agitation and Propaganda presents plans for “Building an Organization of Propagandists”, including:

  • Political education program
  • Promoting the APSP and the Political Report
  • Building The Burning Spear newspaper and Uhuru News and Radio
4:50pm Ona Zene Yeshitela, APSP Deputy Chairwoman and Director of the Office of Economic Development and Finance joins Sankara to present plans for building economic self-sufficiency for the Agit-Prop Department, including:

  • Africonomy Online Marketplace
  • Burning Spear Publications
  • Uhuru News and Radio Sustaining Memberships
5:50pm Summation of Day Four
6:10pm Adjourn Day Four
Secretary General Gaida Kambon
6:10pm Dinner
Healthy delicious dinner available with vegetarian option
 
DAY FIVE — WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
8:30am Opening and call to be seated
8:35am Re-convening of the Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party
APSP USA Secretary General Gaida Kambon
8:45am Chairman Omali Yeshitela, presents “Cadre Development” from the Political Report to the 6th Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party, followed by discussion.
11:45am “One People! One Party! One Destiny!”
Call to join the APSP
12:00pm Lunch break
Healthy delicious lunch available with vegetarian option
1:00pm Political Action Workshop: Block by Block, City by City: Tactics and Strategies for Organizing the African Community into Liberated Territories
Chimurenga Waller of the APSP National Office of Membership and Recruitment; and Jah Sun Kine, InPDUM organizer, present “Block by Block, City by City: Tactics and Strategies for Organizing the African Community in Liberated Territories”.
4:00pm “Anti-Imperialist Resistance of Oppressed People: Struggle of the Romani People”

  • Cultural presentation by Princess Williams
  • Chairman Omali Yeshitela introduces the struggle of the Romani people
  • Video presentation and resolution
4:55pm Closing statements
Chairman Omali Yeshitela
5:30pm Cultural presentation
Tammy Harris
5:35pm Secretary General Gaida Kambon Adjourns the Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA

The APSP USA Sixth Congress • Dec. 7-11, 2013 in St. Petersburg, FL

December 7-8
Catherine Hickman Theater
5501 27th Ave S
Gulfport, FL

December 7 Banquet
The Gulfport Casino Ballroom
5500 Shore Blvd S
Gulfport, FL

December 9-11
Akwaaba Hall
1245 18th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL

Phone: 727-821-6620 • Email: info@apspcongress.org • The Sixth Congress on Facebook

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