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Africans Must Lead Speaking Tour
January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SEATTLE, WA – The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) will hold the Africans Must Lead event on Sunday, Jan. 13th at the RainierAvenueRadio.World Annex Gallery in the Columbia City neighborhood.
Akile Anai, 21-year-old Uhuru city council candidate from St. Petersburg, Florida and Kalambayi Andenet, InPDUM president from Ferguson, Missouri, will address the state of the Black Power Movement and will present a strategy for winning African self-determination in today’s world.
At 20, Anai was featured in Ebony magazine as a new young black woman in politics to watch. Her campaign resulted in the formation of Communities United for Reparations and Economic Development (CURED). She was subsequently appointed as editor-in-chief of The Burning Spear newspaper, a monthly African revolutionary political journal in publication since the 1960s.
Anai will share the platform with Kalambayi Andenet, who met and joined the Uhuru Movement when the black community in her hometown rose up in rebellion following the police killing of Mike Brown in 2014. She is now the president of InPDUM, an African-led mass movement, and leads the “Keep 28” campaign to resist gentrification and prevent the loss of black districts and representation in St. Louis.
St. Louis is home to the Uhuru Movement’s “Black Power Blueprint”, which is renovating abandoned properties to build a community center/rental hall, community garden, affordable housing, bakery, cafe, commercial kitchen and an African independent workforce program.
Andenet declares that “black people across the U.S. are facing increasing attacks, from police violence and mass imprisonment to miseducation of our children and gentrification of our communities. We must organize ourselves and fight back to win Black Power and self-determination!”
These two black revolutionary women leaders promise to inspire and mobilize any who seek radical change in these radical times.
The January 13th event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 253-237-2417 or register for the Africans Must Lead event on eventbrite.
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