People's Platform - Black August

This month for our People's Platform we will commemorate Black August by exploring the intersection of mass incarceration and gentrification.

About Black August
Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be saved, that generations more will die or live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love of Revolution. Pass on the torch. Join us, give your life for the people. -George Jackson

During Black August, we commemorate the struggle for Black liberation, the sacrifice of political prisoners, and the injustice of mass incarceration, as well as remembrance of the death of George Jackson, a Black revolutionary who was assassinated by guards during a prison rebellion at San Quentin on August 21, 1971. Quentin Six veteran Sundiata Tate’s described Black August as occasion to “embrace the principles of unity, self-sacrifice, political education, physical training and resistance.”

About ONE DC People's Platform
The People’s Platform is a movement of low-income and working class DC residents of color and people who share our values and vision. We seek to organize, educate, fight for and win truly affordable housing, sustaining work, and wellness for all in DC. Our monthly People's Platform general body is a space where we work towards our goals by prioritizing political education and leadership development in our work; centering the leadership of working class black women; being funded by our base; always seeking to build a deeper analysis and assessing our work; building alternative institutions; learning from past movement's successes and limitations; championing non-reformist reforms; and always seeking to be a part of a broader movement that is multi-national, multi-ethnic, multi-gender, and multi-class.
  • August 23, 2018 at 6pm – 8pm
  • ONE DC Black Workers & Wellness Center
    2500 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
    Washington, DC 20020
    United States
    Google map and directions
  • 28 people are going
  • ONE DC

Esaite Lakew Luci Murphy Tashi Gyatso Gabrielle Newell Yahkini Iffat Kesh Ladduwahetty Shelley Green Anya McMurrer howard finley Aja Taylor Nzingha Hooker abdushshahid luqman Sal Corbin Kim Hawkins Najai Knox Angi e Whitehurst

Will you come?