DC EMANCIPATION DAY: APRIL 16, 2010
Commemoration, Rally, and March
To Honor the Ancestors and to Advocate for D.C. Statehood (Political Freedom)
RALLY: 11:00am at Franklin Square (13th & Eye Streets, NW)
MARCH: 12:30pm to D.C. Historical Society (9th & K Streets, NW)
WASHINGTON, DC – Nearly 148 years ago, on April 16th, 1862, Abraham
Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act
freeing about 3,100 slaves in the District of Columbia. Signed nine
months before the Emancipation Proclamation, the D.C. Compensated
Emancipation Act was the first and only time the federal government
paid slave owners– all other slaves in America were freed through the
Civil War. Yet the descendants of the first slaves to be freed in
America are still the last to be full citizens of America. Through the
continued denial of congressional representation and District
statehood, the 600,000 residents of the District of Columbia have
still not been fully emancipated. On January 4, 2005, former Mayor
Anthony Williams signed legislation making D.C. Emancipation Day an
official public holiday in the District of Columbia. Without the
burden of occupational or scholastic obligations, you are invited to
commemorate 148th D.C. Emancipation Day with your family, friends, and
WHAT: D.C. EMANCIPATION DAY RALLY & PARADE
WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 16th, 2010 starting at 11AM
WHERE: RALLY @ 11am in FRANKLIN SQUARE – 13th & I Streets, NW
MARCH @ 12:30pm to the D.C. HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 9th & K Streets, NW
WHY: D.C. EMANCIPATION DAY IS THE ONLY STATE HOLIDAY IN THE DISTRICT
CELEBRATE EMANCIPATION WEEK: April 11 – 19, 2010 – Celebrate the
History of D.C. Compensated Emancipation and Learn About the First
Freed â€" Speakers, Exhibits, Parade, Wreath Laying, Lectures, Essay
Contest, Singing, Re-Enactments, Poetry, Jazz, Films, Forums, and
More! For Full Listing of Events View the D.C. Government Calendar:
Friends of DC Emancipation Day
#202-232-2500 or #202-635-9337
Sponsors: Friends of DC Emancipation Day in association with the
African American Holiday Association, StandUp for Democracy, DC Black
History Celebration Committee, Senator Michael D. Brown, Senator Paul
Strauss, Councilmember Michael A. Brown, Councilmember Yvette
Alexander, Honorable John Capozzi and the African American Civil War
Memorial & Museum.
Frederick Douglass’ speech at the 21st Emancipation Celebration in 1883:
LET THA CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN
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Marcus Garvey Legacy Cruise
December 12-18, 2010
Imagine yourself relaxing on a soulful Caribbean cruise while celebrating our rich African legacy in Jamaica, Key West and other tropical locales.
The Marcus Garvey Legacy Cruise, leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, FL December 12-18, 2010, honors one of the greatest African leaders of all time, Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
This cruise is a fundraiser for the work of the African Socialist International.
On board you will join Chairman Omali Yeshitela, leader of the Uhuru Movement, in a relaxed, down to earth setting.
Everyone of all backgrounds is welcome on this cruise that brings together great company in a setting of African legacy.
A $50 deposit reserves a cabin for two.
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Unity in the Community 2010
Unique opportunities for volunteering are available at the African People of Love. This Organization/Church/People is to keep their focusing on supplying Black Youth with the tools to become productive citizens, therefore increasing the chance of a successful people.
Volunteers are needed in the following possible areas:
• GED tutoring
• Teaching life skills classes
• Supervising work crews
• Leading seminars or ongoing classes in crafts, hobbies or other positive social activities
• 1 on 1 counseling
• Assistance with employment & education skills
• Data entry and filing
• Soliciting equipment & supplies for programming
• Aid with case management
• Building networks with community resources
• Chaplaincy Assistance
We’re always willing to entertain new ideas.
WILL YOU JOIN US, AS WE STRIVE FOR UNITY AMONG BLACKS/AFRICANS GLOBAL WIDE…
For more information, a volunteer application or a tour of our facility, please contact:
Ms. Dominique McCoy
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Different Shades of Militarization: an Iraq Anniversary Forum
Fri, March 19, 6-8pm at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K st NW
In honor of the 7th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, the same weekend as a huge immigrant rights march in DC, come learn how militarization and the US military in particular affects oppressed populations. We’ll discuss the experience of Iraqis after 7 years of US occupation and on the verge of US pulling out some of their troops; the experience of Latino immigrants in DC; and, making the local-global connection, the impact of over-policing that targets black communities in DC.
Topics of discussion:
Iraq: We will review how is the occupation still affecting day-to-day lives of the Iraqi and examine the impact of the partial withdrawal of US troops in both social and community affairs.
Immigration: We will discuss the militarization on the immigration policy and practices on the lives of Latino community in DC as well as provide information about the new ICE program called the Secure Communities Campaign to track and deport people.
Black Community: We will examine the issue of over-policing in the impoverished neighborhoods in NE and SE in Washington, DC and rising numbers of local and federal police murders that target the black community.
How do these struggles for justice intersect? What are the commonalities and differences in the experiences of these populations? We’ll draw connections between local, national and international issues and strengthen our common movement for peace and justice on all levels.
With speakers from DC Jobs with Justice, the Institute for Policy Studies and the Black is Back Coalition.
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Co-sponsored by the Black is Back Coalition and the DC Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War .
"Grow up as good revolutionaries. Study hard so that you will have command of the technique that permit the domination of nature. Remember that the revolution is what is most important and that each one of us, alone, is worth nothing. Above all, always remain capable of feeling deeply whatever injustice is committed against anyone in any part of the world. This is the finest quality of a revolutionary."
– Che Guevara, an extract from his last letter to his children, 1966