Program

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Friday, March 25

Evening event

7-9:30 pm ET Movie and Discussion of Claudine (1974)

Diahann Carroll plays the main character Claudine, a single mother of six children, who works as a maid for white families to make ends meet. Claudine meets a Black garbage man named Roop and a relationship starts to bud. She is hesitant about falling in love and resists his initial attempts to woo her with bubble baths and fine dining. Claudine faces difficulties with her love life, the welfare office, intrusive social workers and keeping her children in line.

Saturday, March 26

Online Zoom Webinar

11:00 am - 11:05 am Welcome Day 1

11:20 am - 11:35 am African Nation Fight Song

11:35 am - 11:40 am ANWO Salute to Leadership

11:40am - 11:45 am Cultural Performance

On Stage: Rose Marie Bey

11:45 am - 12:30 pm The New Auction Block: How Child Protection Services Police our Families and Kidnap our Children

You've heard of the New Jim Crow that describes black mass incarceration. You should also know about the New Auction Block the movement and families fighting back against it Join our comrades from ArrestCPS and OperationStopCPS as they discuss the building of a movement.

On Stage: Erika Clark, Amanda Wallace, Demetria Hester

12:30 pm - 1:05 pm Breakout Session

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm Political Report to the ANWO Black Women's Convention

President Yejide Orunmila has been at the helm of ANWO since 2015. She has fought for ANWO to meet the needs of the African Revolution by upholding the interest of working-class African women everywhere. Join us on Saturday, day 1 of the convention, for her keynote Political Report to the Black Women's Convention.

On Stage: President Yejide Orunmila

1:35 pm - 2:00 pm Membership and Sustainable Funding

On Stage: Erika Clark and Hada Dioula Longi

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm African Doula Project

Ona Zene' Yeshitela, is the Deputy Chair of the African People's Socialist Party. She leads all of the Party's Economic projects including the transformative Black Power Blueprint Project which is reclaiming neighborhoods one property at a time. Comrade Ona will be presenting on the newest initiative, the African Doula Project, and the impact that we plan to have in the lives of black parents and birth workers.

On Stage: Deputy Chair Ona Zene Yeshitela

2:20 pm - 2:35 pm BuyBlackPower Live Vending

2:35pm - 3:05pm Crossing the line: Black migration and colonial borders

It's a fact that black colonized people did not draw the borders. The Colonizers did this to define the territory they are exploiting. What happens to the people separated by these borders?

On Stage: Jheanelle Owens, Khwezi Radebe

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm Colonialism's Impact on the Mental Health of the Colonized

One of the foremost thinkers on the effects of colonialism on the colonized, Frantz Fanon reasoned that "colonized peoples internalise the idea of their own inferiority and ultimately come to emulate their oppressors." His study of the psychology of colonialism has led to the development of a school of thought in academia. But what do working-class revolutionary mental health workers say about its impact today?⁠

On Stage: Mwezi Odom, Kundai Bajikikayi, Erika Clark

3:35 pm - 3:50 pm Cadre Development

On Stage: President Yejide Orunmila

3:50 pm - 4:22 pm Surviving Colonialism: For Black Girls Who Consider Revolution Because Colonialism is Just too Much

How should we prepare, when imperialism is in crisis and the most vulnerable of us feel the pressure. Join this anticipated discussion featuring President of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, Kalambayi Andenet, and ANWO's ArrestCPS Parent Coordinator, Demetria Hester as the talk about real-world expectations and tactics.

On Stage: Demetria Hester, Kalambayi Andenet

4:22 pm - 4:37 pm Announcements and Close Day 1


Sunday, March 27

Online Zoom Webinar

11:00 am - 11:10 am Welcome Day 2

11:10 am - 11:15 am Cultural Performance

On Stage: Kendell Clay

11:15 am - 11:40 am Build the Africa Front of ANWO

All the imperialist powers have an Africa plan. What is African's plan for Africa? Tune in to this presentation from comrade Khwezi Radebe as she speaks about the way forward for the African National Women's Organization in Occupied Azania. On Stage: Khwezi Radebe

11:40 am - 11:55 am Buy Black Power Live Sales

11:55 pm - 12:55 pm Defining our Relationships, Gender and Sexuality as part of the African Liberation Struggle

Personal relationships are defined as the way individuals connect with one another. This panel will discuss the relationships that define our existence as African revolutionaries and how gender and sexuality guide our concerns and expectations for the African Liberation Struggle.


On Stage: Yejide Orunmila, Aisha Fields, Kalambayi Andenet, Ragina Rage, Jheanelle Owens, Akile Anai'

12:55 pm - 1:15 pm Uhuru Kijiji Childcare Collective - The African Community's Response to Child Welfare

The Uhuru Kijiji Childcare Collective is not just a way to collective care for the children in our community, but it is an active strategy to make the state irrelevant in the lives of our people. Comrade Hada Dioula Longi, Project Coordinator of the Uhuru Kijiji Childcare Collective will educate our attendees on the reality of this campaign and share ways to get involved.

On Stage: Hada Dioula Longi

1:15 pm - 1:50 pm Breakout Session

1:50 pm - 2:25 pm The Importance of Black Women in the African Revolution

Chairman has over 50 years of leadership in the black liberations struggle, building practical representations of dual and contending power institutions and organizations under the banner of the Uhuru or Freedom Movement. Join us at the Black Women's Convention as he delivers his keynote address on the importance of African women in the African revolution.

On Stage: Chairman Omali Yeshitela

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm Membership and Sustainable Funding

On Stage: Erika Clark, Hada Dioula Longi

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm Self-Sustaining Economic Development

On Stage: President Yejide Orunmila and Najah Fleary

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Awards Ceremony

3:30 pm- 3:50 pm Appointment of ANWO President

As the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, Chairman Omali Yeshitela has the responsibility of appointing leadership of the Party's mass organization. During this session, the President of the African National Women's Organization will be determined through appointment. On Stage: Omali Yeshitela

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm Closing Remarks + Adjourn

On Stage: Yejide Orunmila