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People's Platform - Black August

This month for our Black August  People's Platform we are joining in solidarity with Stop Police Terror Project DC & HU Resist for a Black August prison letter writing event.

What is Black August
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 24, 2018 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Union Temple Baptist Church
2500 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020
United States
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ONE DC · · 202-232-2915
Deadra Watkins Vines Henry Burkes Max Broad Carol Joyner Michelle Gung Walter Chivhunga Kevin McCarron Jordan Rivers Juliet Ivanov Louis Perwien Jonathan Stith Deborah Brown Jonathan Braxton Justin Franks Luci Murphy Gabrielle Newell Yahkini Iffat Kesh Ladduwahetty Shelley Green Anya McMurrer N'ya Fickling-Finley Aja Taylor Nzingha Hooker Abdus Luqman Sal Corbin Kim Lee Najai Knox Angie Whitehurst

Will you come?