People’s World 42nd Annual African American History Month Celebration
HARTFORD Saturday, February 27 at 6:30 PM at King-Davis Center 77 Huyshope Ave
NEW HAVEN Sunday, February 28 at 4:00 PM at Troup School 259 Edgewood Ave
The 42nd Annual African American History Month Celebrations, "The Struggle for Democracy and Equality Continues: 'We Charge Genocide Petition' 65 Years Later" will feature special guest Jarvis Tyner who will address the movement to end structural and institutional racism in our country.
Tyner is author of the preface to the newly re-published book “We Charge Genocide” and the pamphlet “Black Lives Matter” which was issued last year. The book will be available for purchase and signing. Jarvis Tyner is a lifelong fighter for equality. He is coordinator of Black Radical Congress in New York. He is a national leader of the Communist Party USA and currently is chair of the New York State CPUSA.
A donation of $5 or what you can afford is requested.
The celebration will take place on Saturday evening, February 27 at 6:30 pm at the King-Davis Labor Center, 77 Huyshope Ave. with remarks by Jarvis Tyner and a home made buffet dinner.
Note the new location! Due to lack of space to accommodate everyone at the Peoples Center, the event will be held at Troup School, 259 Edgewood Ave. The Troup School Choir will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Jarvis Tyner will deliver keynote remarks. There will be drumming by Brian Jarawa Gray and performance by Ice the Beef Youth. Children's drawings from Martin Luther King Day at Peabody Museum: “What can make our country better for everyone?” will be on exhibit. Refreshments will be served. Canned goods will be accepted for Troup School Parent Resource Center.
Presentation of prizes in the Arts and Writing Competition Grades 8 to 12 will open the event. Students were asked: “What lessons can we learn from the Reconstruction era as we approach the elections of 2016? How can we overcome divisions and build unity so we can end voter suppression, stop police killings and guarantee a future for everyone filled with jobs and opportunity?” Submissions must be received at 37 Howe Street by 5 pm on Thursday February 18. Details are available at: ctpeoplebeforeprofits.blogspot.com or call 203-624-4254.