No More Genocide In Our Name: USM National Convention 2024

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Convention

From Gaza to West Africa to North St. Louis, the resistance of oppressed peoples throughout the world is shaking the foundation of the colonial mode of production built on the enslavement of African people and the genocide of the Indigenous people. 

This is a call to white people to go beyond protest and build the movement of anti-colonial solidarity with the African Revolution, under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party.  

Oppose U.S.-backed genocidal wars in Occupied Palestine, Africa, Haiti, Latin America and within the colonial borders of the U.S. No More Genocide in Our Name! 

Take action to demand the U.S. government drop the bogus charges against the Uhuru 3 - Uhuru Movement founder/leader Chairman Omali Yeshitela and Uhuru Solidarity leaders Penny Hess and Jesse Nevel - who face 15 years in prison for fighting for reparations to African people. Defend the right to freedom of speech!  

Register for the USM National Convention to build the movement for white solidarity with Black Power and reparations as a revolutionary demand, under the leadership of the African Revolution!

Program

  • PRE-CONVENTION MEET & GREET: Friday March 8, 6PM. Join us for a meet and greet social hour at the Uhuru Solidarity Center, 2654 Gravois Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118. Light refreshments will be served

  • Saturday, March 9: Doors open: 8AM. Program: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Lunch provided.

  • Sunday, March 10: Doors open: 8AM. Program: 8:45AM-5:00PM. Lunch provided. (Daylight savings time begins on this day, clocks move forward by one hour.)

2024 Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Convention

Day One ● Saturday, March 9, 2024

8:00 am: Doors open, refreshments

9:00 am: Welcome and Introductions - MCs

9:10 am: Convening - USM Vice Chair Amanda Carlozzi

9:15 am: Culture

9:25 am: Video: No More Genocide in Our Name   

9:30 am: Political Report to USM Convention - USM Chair Jesse Nevel

9:50 am: Keynote Address: Why African Liberation is Key to the Liberation of All Humanity - APSP Chairman Omali Yeshitela

10:30 am: Solidarity Keynote - APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess

11:00 am: How to join the African People’s Solidarity Committee- APSC Secretary General Alison Hoehne

11:05 am: Break

11:20 am: Panel 1: Free Leonard Peltier! Not One More Year! 

  • Penny Hess-APSC Chairwoman

  • Jenipher Jones, Esq - Leonard Peltier Ad Hoc Committee

  • Ward Churchill- Revolutionary scholar and activist 

  • Mwezi Odom-Hands Off Uhuru Defense Committee Chair

12:35 pm: Panel 2: Free Palestine! Long live the anti-colonial unity of the African and Palestinian Revolutions!

  • Akilé Anai-APSP Director of Media and Communications

  • Nancy Mansour-Existence Is Resistance co-founder

  • Mona al Bayoumi- Artist and activist

  • Jesse Nevel-USM Chair

1:35 pm: Lunch

2:20 pm: Panel 3: Drop the Charges Against the Uhuru 3! Build the Anti-Colonial Free Speech Movement! 

  • Chairman Omali Yeshitela

  • Mwezi Odom-Hands Off Uhuru Defense Committee Chair

  • Penny Hess-APSC Chair

  • Jesse Nevel-USM Chair

  • John McCarthy-Center for Political Innovation

3:40 pm: Black Power Blueprint Capital Campaign - APSP Deputy Chair Ona Zené Yeshitela

4:40 pm: Unity through Reparations! Nothing Can Stop the Movement for African Self-Determination! A Call for Material Solidarity

5:40 pm: Resolutions, Plenary Session, Q&A

6:00 pm: Closing Remarks

Optional group dinner: Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant-3210 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118

Day Two ● Sunday, March 10, 2024

8:00 am: Doors open, refreshments 

8:45 am: Welcome and Day 1 Summation - APSP Secretary General Mwezi Odom

9:00 am: Black Power Blueprint Tour Introduction-APSP Deputy Chair Ona Zené Yeshitela

9:15 am: Walking Tour: Black Power Blueprint 

10:30 am: A Call for Reparations 

11:00 am: Panel: Put Colonialism on Trial: From Gaza to South Africa to North St. Louis! No More Genocide In Our Name!

  • Chairman Omali Yeshitela

  • Penny Hess, APSC Chair

  • Efia Nwangaza, SNCC Veteran, Malcolm X Center for Self Determination Exec Dir.

  • Tafarie Mugeri-APSP Africa Region Chairman

  • Akilé Anai- APSP Director of Media and Communications 

12:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm: Workshop: 1000 Members Is Just The Beginning: The Plan to Build the Uhuru Solidarity Movement in 2024 - and How You Can Join! - USM Membership Chair Len Demmer

3:00 pm: Workshop: Waging the Anti-Colonial War of Ideas

3:30 pm: Workshop: Reparations in Action Means Material Solidarity with Black Power 

4:30 pm: Elections of USM NSC; Appointment of USM Chair

5:00 pm: Closing remarks

5:15 pm: Adjourn

Speaker Information

Chairman Omali Yeshitela is the founder and leader of the Uhuru Movement, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party. Chairman Yeshitela is the worldwide revolutionary leader and theoretician who has been fighting for freedom, reparations and liberation for African people everywhere for over 60 years. 

Ona Zené Yeshitela is Deputy Chair of the African People’s Socialist Party, President of the non-profit African People’s Education and Defense Fund and leads the Black Power Blueprint. Deputy Chair Ona Zené heads up over 50 economic institutions of the Uhuru Movement.

Mwezi Odom is Secretary General of the African People’s Socialist Party and Chair of the Hands Off Uhuru Defense Committee, leading the anti-colonial free speech movement to defeat the U.S. government’s attacks on the African Liberation Movement. 

Akilé Anai is Director of Media and Communications for the African People’s Socialist Party. Anai was featured in Ebony Magazine during her 2017 bid for City Council in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she ran on a platform of "Unity through Reparations."

Tafarie Mugeri is Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, Occupied Azania (South Africa). Mugeri was born and raised in Occupied Azania and works throughout the townships bringing health education and organization to African people.

Penny Hess is Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, the organization of white people working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, and the author of Overturning the Culture of Violence. 

Jesse Nevel is Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, the mass organization of white people working to raise reparations under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party. 

Jenipher Jones is the lead attorney for Leonard Peltier's's formal post-conviction relief, civil, and human rights, as well as the General Counsel for the Leonard Peltier Ad Hoc Committee.

Ward Churchill is a revolutionary scholar, author, political activist and professor, whose works include Agents of Repression: The FBI’s Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement.

Nancy Mansour is co-founder of Existence is Resistance, a radical grassroots movement dedicated to the liberation of Palestine. Mansour is also the executive director of Eyewitness Palestine. 

Mona al-Bayoumi is a well-recognized painter and mixed media artist. Her work has been featured in galleries and institutions both in the U.S. and internationally. 

Efia Nwangaza is a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Veteran and Executive Director at the Malcolm X Center for Self Determination. 

John McCarthy is a Chicago-based activist with the Center for Political Innovation and a fierce advocate for anti-colonial free speech.

Hotel

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HOTEL INFORMATION:

Group Discount Rate Available ($117 per night for two queen beds) at the Pear Tree Inn by the St. Louis Airport, 10810 Pear Tree Lane, St. Ann, MO 63074.

Free shuttle to and from airport.

Book your room under USM’s group discount rate: https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=10095064

Or call 1-800-325-0720 and use group reference number 10095064. To ensure the group rate, you must book by Monday, February 5, 2024.

Registration

Register for $50 for both days at NoMoreGenocide.Eventbee.com.

The Call

Israel’s genocide was made in America: No More Genocide In Our Name! 

The eyes of the world bear witness to the heroic resistance of the Palestinian people facing Israel’s barbaric genocide in Gaza—a genocide modeled on the U.S. and Europe’s colonial oppression of African and Indigenous people.

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM), the organization of white people working under the leadership of the Afican People’s Socialist Party to build white solidarity with the African Revolution, will host our national convention on March 9-10, 2024 in St. Louis, MO, titled “No More Genocide In Our Name.”

This is a call to white people: Stand in solidarity with the right of African people in the U.S. and around the world to national liberation, to be free and self-determining, in unity with all oppressed and colonized peoples—from Gaza to Venezuela to Cuba to Niger to Haiti to North St. Louis! 

The APSP writes: “The wealth and power of the U.S. and Europe—and Israel, for that matter—would not exist without the colonization and theft of resources from African people.”

“No More Genocide In Our Name” is a stand for reparations to African people for centuries of stolen labor, lives and resources. 

No more prisons, no more police murders of African people on the streets of this country, no more gentrification, displacement and destruction of whole communities, no more infant and maternal deaths inflicted on African babies and mothers. 

No more FBI war on Black Liberation.

Not in our name. 

Stand for victory to the Indigenous people in the so-called Americas in their ongoing struggle to liberate and reclaim their stolen land. 

Build white solidarity with Black Power -- the most important thing we can do as white people, settler-colonizers, here in the belly of the beast, to oppose the U.S.-backed genocidal massacres in Occupied Palestine, Yemen, Lebanon and around the world. 

Refuse to walk over the graves of African and Indigenous people, here inside the borders of the U.S., to say that we protest what the same government and system is doing to oppressed peoples abroad.

It is one system. It is one struggle against colonialism, built on the backs of African people. 

The liberation of African people is key to the liberation of all humanity.  

As white people, we have a role, a responsibility and an assignment in the African Revolution’s strategy for liberation, to go back into our own white communities and build the movement for anti-colonial solidarity and reparations to African people as a revolutionary demand. 

The USM convention will launch a major reparations campaign of massive redistribution of wealth towards the anti-colonial programs of the APSP, working to negate colonialism and create political-economic power in the hands of the African working class.  

Workshops will address how we can build the anti-colonial free speech movement, demand the U.S. government drop the charges against the Uhuru 3, stop all FBI attacks on Chairman Omali Yeshitela and the APSP and free Indigenous political prisoner Leonard Peltier.

“No More Genocide In Our Name” is more than a slogan. It is a pledge of unity with the rest of humanity, a commitment to organize in solidarity with the African and oppressed peoples of the world, under the leadership of the African Revolution.

Register today at NoMoreGenocide.eventbee.com

Drop the Charges Against the Uhuru 3! 

Victory to Palestine! Victory to the African Revolution! 

No More Genocide In Our Name!  Unity through Reparations!

Endorsers

Check back soon. Endorsers to be announced.