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Omali Yeshitela at Barnes & Noble

Posted by novoscene on October 11, 2007

Through the work independent organizations as well as coverage in the media, the political and cultural inequalities faced by people of African descent are becoming more and more apparent. Sierra Leone? Check. Cointelpro? Of course. Rwanda? Yup. Jenna? Yeah, you get the picture. From New Orleans to Haiti, East Oakland to Ethiopia, black folks have been catching hell all over the globe for a minute.  And all around the world, a network of ground level, grassroots organizers has been working to change the often hellish conditions by working on a community level.

Omali Yeshitela leader of the Uhuru Movement is one of those local organizers with a global focus. Since the 1960’s Yeshitela has worked to promote solidarity among African people and expose the various racial injustices faced particularly by people of color. Tonight he’ll be at the Jack London Barnes & Noble reading from his new book One Africa! One Nation!, an anthology of essays detailing how African people can achieve economic independence and a larger sense of community.

The longtime Oakland resident is in town this weekend as the keynote speaker for African People’s Solidarity Day, taking place this Saturday. – Kwan

Thursday, October 11th

Free.

7pm

Barnes & Noble

98 Broadway, Jack London Square, Oakland

510-625-1106 or bookstore phone: 510-272-0120.

 

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