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Sunday, February 21
DA Madrid - "All Power to All the People: Black Organizing from the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLivesMatter"RSVP
What does Black America want?
Black people were never meant to have full social, economic and political participation. Post slavery there were never integrated into the social, economic and political system and when they tried they were thwarted at every turn. Terror campaigns of lynching and mass rapes helped to ensure they would be too scared to try but try they did. They fought to be included in the laws that already existed, to expand the reach of those laws to include them and other marginalized communities. Whatever rights they have been accorded came through their own blood, sweat and tears.
Join the Madrid Chapter of Democrats Abroad Spain for this discussion on the paradox of citizenship for Black Americans.
Nicole Pearson studied African American Studies at Howard Universiy and has been an Activist/Orgranizer for over 20 years.
Stevie Evans has been a teacher and Activist after teaching in inner city schools in Oakland, California, which gave her first-hand experience of the issues that face people of color.
To add even another level of interest and excitement, we will also be participating in the Global Town Hall, an opportunity for both the Clinton and Sanders campaigns to field questions from Americans living abroad. We will be incorporating our event into the Global Town Hall by asking the campaigns questions regarding race and Black history.
Participating in the Town Hall for each campaign will be:
- Jake Sullivan, Hillary Clinton's top Foreign Policy Advisor, will join us from the Clinton campaign. Mr. Sullivan served as Secretary Clinton’s Director of Policy Planning at the State Department. He also served as Vice President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor and was a main architect of the Iranian nuclear talks.
- Bernie Sanders has yet to confirm the exact person who will be speaking with us.
So start thinking of questions you want to ask the campaigns, and join us on this Sunday!
Can't wait to see you there!
Please RSVP below as well as on our Facebook Event.
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 05:30 PM Madrid Time
Carrera de San Jerónimo 5 primer piso
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Democrats Abroad Madrid