P.O. Box 99666
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
April 13th, 2019
Dear Community Member, Representative and Leader:
The Peoples Campaign for Reparations and Black Self-Determination continues to move forward! There has recently been an increasing interest concerning Reparations for Black/New Afrikan people here within the United States. More and more candidates for the 2020 presidential campaign have been asked to state their position regarding support for such an initiative.
We invite you to join us in exploring what Reparations would mean for Blacks both locally and nationally and how we can advance a genuine grassroots agenda that will move us closer to Black/New Afrikan freedom and liberation. None of this can happen without your active participation. You can start by taking the online survey regarding reparations and self-determination highlighted here: (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RQ2MXR2)
Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2019 (10:00am-12:00pm) at the Homewood Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15208. We hope you can attend and participate in this continuing series of community discussions and activism.
Khalid Raheem, Convener: email (firstname.lastname@example.org) telephone: (412) 606-0059
Peoples Campaign for Reparations and Black Self-Determination https://campaign4reparationsandselfdetermination.wordpress.com/
Support the Campaign: http://www.newafrikan.org/people-s-campaign-for-reparations…
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We needed to make a correction regarding a community forum which had been erroneously listed as scheduled for November 10th.
The correct date is November 17, 2018. Our apologies. See the corrected flyer below.
Campaign for Reparations and Self-Determination meeting flyer, 11-17-18
The following is a general update regarding responses to the National Survey. We hope to provide updates on a monthly or quarterly basis. We need funds in order to continue its distribution ($37.00 per month). JOIN THE CAMPAIGN AND MAKE A DONATION: http://www.newafrikan.org/people-s-campaign-for-reparations…
Please take the survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RQ2MXR2)
1. There were 128 Respondents from the following states who took the survey:
District of Columbia (D.C.)
2. eighty-one (81%) of those surveyed had parents and/or grandparents who were born in the southern U.S.
3. (83%) of those surveyed see Blacks as a distinct group within the U.S.
4. (93%) think the movement for Black freedom and justice needs to be headed in a different direction.
5. (91%) support proportional representation.
6. (95%) support reparations.
7. (66%) support a comprehensive reparations package to include land, cash, free health care, free tuition, etc.
8. Within the above reparations group, (42%) favor land: (40%) favor cash.
9. (67%) support the creation of an independent Black nation, based in the southern U.S.
Listed are the upcoming series of COMMUNITY FORUMS to be held in South Western Pennsylvania (PA):
YOU MAY REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE FOR THE SEPTEMBER 29th EVENT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-forum-reparations-and-black-self-determination-tickets-50246398330?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
We look forward to your contributions and active participation in the Campaign for Reparations and Black Self-Determination. This process was initiated as the result of the 2017 New Afrikan/Black Unity and Solidarity Conference (NABUS), held in Pittsburgh, Pa. from August 19-20th.
NABUS is the annual conference held during the Marcus Garvey birthday weekend. It is organized and facilitated by the New Afrikan Independence Party (NAIP), an independent Black political party (www.newafrikan.org)
We welcome and encourage the active participation of all Black people throughout the Afrikan diaspora, but especially those within the United States. We welcome all who have been, and continue to work as advocates, educators, activists and organizers around reparations and Black self-determination. However, we think it is crucially important to develop and expand this movement among and between those who are in most critical need of its benefit…the Black working-class, poor and marginalized.
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
REPARATIONS AND SELF-DETERMINATION IN OUR LIFETIME!
Khalid Raheem, Convener