Georgia On My Mind: The Third Reconstruction

Start: Sunday, February 28, 2021 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

Host Contact Info: ct-pww@pobox.com

47th Annual CT People's World

African American History Month Event

Georgia On My Mind: The Third Reconstruction

Sunday, February 28, 2021

 4:00 PM Virtual Event

         

You are invited to the 47th People's World African American History Celebration which will be held virtually on Sunday, February 28 at 4:00 pm, “Georgia On My Mind: The Third Reconstruction.” Register by filling out the RSVP form on the right.

The election in Georgia represents a call for fundamental reconstruction to finally uproot the poisonous legacy of slavery. There is a new understanding of the horrors of systemic racism coming out of the pandemic and the police murders of Black people which gave rise to mass protests across the nation and world last summer.

The program will feature a panel of a few of the 70 New Haven canvassers who went to Georgia with Unite Here and New Haven Rising to help voters get to polls for the runoff elections that determined control of the U.S. Senate.

Keynote speaker Lewis R. Gordon, is author of many books including newly published “Freedom, Justice and Decolonization.” A scholar of Africana Philosophy, social activist and musician, Dr. Gordon chairs the Department of Philosophy at University of Connecticut at Storrs, and several international philosophical associations.   He holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University.

During the program, awards will be presented for the Black History Month Arts and Writing Competition, grades 8 to 12. All entries must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, February 19, 2021 The competition announcement is posted on Facebook at Connecticut People's World Committee, and at ctpeoplebeforeprofits.blogspot.com.

The program will also include video of the annual Black History Month Youth March to be held on Saturday, February 20. Gather at Tyrick B. Keyes corner (Bassett and Newhall Sts) at 1 pm for the march, car caravan and rally at the Q House on Dixwell Ave.

Interested in attending the march? Select the "yes" option in the RSVP form on the right to register and receive more e-mail information from the organizers.

This event is a fundraiser for People's World which has suffered income loss due to the pandemic. Throughout the decades of struggle for civil rights, peace and economic justice, People's World has reported and stood on the side of freedom fighters. Your contribution will enable this valuable voice to continue to educate and uplift the movement for equality. Click make your contribution now.

For more information about the program, the competition or the march e-mail the planning committee at: ct-pww@pobox.com or leave a message at 203-624-8664.

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