Putting Revolution Back on the Agenda!

African People's Socialist Party 2017 Plenary

When

January 7-9, 2017
Starting at 9am each day

Where

St. Petersburg, FL
Akwaaba Hall, 1245 18th Ave S

Come to the Plenary

The African People’s Socialist Party will ring in our 45th year of revolutionary struggle with a magnificent Plenary celebration! Our Plenary will be filled with dynamic presentations to outline the work of our Party throughout 2016. We will also develop strategies for 2017 and beyond.

We cannot depend on the white ruling class parties for our freedom, only revolution will free us from oppression!

Read the Call to Attend the Plenary

Speakers

Ona
Zené Yeshitela

Deputy Chair of The African People's Socialist Party

Luwezi
Kinshasa

Secretary General of The African Socialist International

Themba
Tshibanda

Director of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda

Gazi
Kodzo

Director of the National Office of Recruitment and Membership

Aaron
O'Neal

Northeast Regional Representative

Kobina
Bantushango

Southeast Regional Representative

Aisha
Fields

International Director of the All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project

Yejide
Orunmila

International President of the African National Women’s Organization

Kalambayi
Andenet

International President of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement

Chimurenga
Selembao

African People's Socialist Party

Kunde
Mwamvita

Three Drowned Black Girls Campaign

Akilé
Anai

Chair, Three Drowned Black Girls Campaign

 

African People's Solidarity Committee

The African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) was founded in 1976 by the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) as a way for Euro-American / European (white) people to join the African liberation struggle, working directly under the leadership of the APSP. APSC raises reparations and organizes white people to take a stand in solidarity with the struggle for the liberation and unification of Africa and African people everywhere.

Penny Hess

Chairwoman, APSC

APSC was founded in 1976 by the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) as a way for Euro-American / European (white) people to join the African liberation struggle, working directly under the leadership of the APSP.

Jesse Nevel

Chair, Uhuru Solidarity Movement

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM) works under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, organizing the white community to raise reparations to the African liberation movement.

Plenary Schedule

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Bendera Ufugaji African (Raising the African Flag)


9:00 am - 9:10 am

Akwaaba (Welcome)

Ekenge Mayele
Chief of Staff

9:10 am - 9:15 am

Wimbo Wa Taifa African ( African National Anthem)


9:20 am - 9:30 am

Introduction of Chairman Omali Yeshitela

Luwezi Kinshasa
ASI Secretary General

9:40 am - 12:30 pm

Political Report to the 2017 Plenary of the African People’s Socialist Party

Chairman Omali Yeshitela

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Karamu (Lunch)


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

African Susu: Our Africa! Our Resources! Our Future!

Ona Zené Yeshitela
Deputy Chair, African People's Socialist Party

Reparations for Stolen African Lives

3:40 pm - 3:50 pm

Salutes to the Party


• Alexander Ionov, Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia
• Unión del Barrio

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm

Call to Join the African People’s Socialist Party

Gazi Kodzo
Director, National Office of Recruitment and Membership

Also a Call to Join the African People’s Solidarity Committee by APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess.

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Resume Presentation of Political Report

Chairman Omali Yeshitela

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Dialog on the Political Report


6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Adoption of the Political Report


6:15 pm - 6:30 pm

African Bendera Retrieval (Flag Retrieval)


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Karamu (Dinner)


7:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Jumla Juu (Summation)

Luwezi Kinshasa
ASI Secretary General

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Bendera Ufugaji African (Raising the African Flag)


9:10 am - 9:15 am

Wimbo Wa Taifa African (African National Anthem)


9:15 am - 9:20 am

Akwaaba (Welcome)

Gazi Kodzo
Director, National Office of Recruitment and Membership

9:25 am - 11:30 am

The Remix: Office of Deputy Chair Report

Ona Zené Yeshitela
Deputy Chair, African People's Socialist Party

11:40 am - 12:45 pm

Independence in Our Lifetime: The African Socialist International

Luwezi Kinshasa
ASI Secretary General

12:45 pm - 1:30 am

Karamu (Lunch)


1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Revolution is the Only Solution: National Office of Recruitment and Membership Report

Gazi Kodzo
Director, National Office of Recruitment and Membership

Call to Join and Discussion

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

The Shield

Chimurenga Selembao

3:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Reparations Now! African People’s Solidarity Committee Report

Chairwoman Penny Hess and Jesse Nevelsky, Uhuru Solidarity Movement Chair

Call to Join and Discussion

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Salutes from Party Members Around the World


Fenty Tholley, African Socialist International Sierra Leone

African Socialist International Azania

African Socialist International Sweden

African Socialist International Bahamas

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

The Heartbeat of the Uhuru Movement, Report on Agitation-Propaganda

Themba Tshibanda
Director, Department of Agit-Prop

7:00 pm - 7:10 pm

African Bendera Retrieval


7:10 pm - 8:00 pm

Karamu (Dinner)


9:00 am - 9:10 am

Bendera Ufugaji African (Raising the African Flag)


9:10 am - 9:15 am

Akwaaba (Welcome)

Ngoyi Folayan

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Sherehe Kumtaja (African Naming Ceremony)


9:45 am - 10:30 am

Defend the Democratic Rights of the African Community!

Kalambayi Andenet
President, International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement

Report on the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Defending the Leadership of African Women: African National Women’s Organization Report

Yejide Orunmila
President, African National Women's Organization

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Africa’s Resources in African Hands: All African People’s Development Empowerment Program Report (AAPDEP)

Dr. Aisha Fields
Director, All African People's Development and Empowerment Project

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

The Reparations Challenge Report

Jesse Nevelsky
Chair, Uhuru Solidarity Movement

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Karamu (Lunch)


1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Discussion of Mass Organizations


2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Northeast Regional Report and Discussion

Aaron O'Neal
Director, APSP Northeast Region

2:55 pm - 3:30 pm

Southeast Regional Report and Discussion

Kobina Bantushango
Director, APSP Southeast Region

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

God Damn! Black is Back: Report on the Black is Back Coalition

Chairman Omali Yeshitela

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Summation and Presentation on the 2018 Party Congress

Chairman Omali Yeshitela

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

African Bendera Retrieval


Testimonials from last year's attendees

shango-kofi-ntoyambaa-295w“I just sat and watched in awe all the work the APSP does for myself, my family and all African people. I usually just do security, but the plenary has inspired me to do even more. The plenary motivated me to learn more, so I bought three of Chairmans books. I plan on becoming more involved this year and seeing what I can do to best help my people.”

Shango Kofi Ntoyambaa
24 years old; St. Petersburg, Florida

starr-295wAttending the African People’s Socialist Party’s Plenary in 2016 won me immediately to join the African People’s Solidarity Committee! The Plenary made absolutely clear that the Solidarity Committee is the only place for white people to stand in principled solidarity with Africans and other oppressed people’s liberation.

Starr
San Diego, CA

mawuli-oteka-295w“Upon arrival, I had already been in full agreement with APSP theories. Going to the Plenary helped me connect with other Africans who are now my Comrades. The plenary allowed me to move from conscious to revolutionary because now I’m organizing with other Africans. It gave me the chance to ask questions in a safe space and provided me with the material I needed to be an active APSP party member.”

Mawuli Oteka
24 years old; New York City

elikya295“The African Peoples Socialist Partys 2016 Plenary was an event that I will never forget in my life. I knew that I would learn a lot about the party and the work that is being done, but I wouldve never imagined that I wouldve been so positively impacted.

“It was so refreshing to be in a room filled with people who are passionate about Africans worldwide and out struggles and actively fighting to rid this world of colonialism, imperialism and systematic oppression and racism.

“It also left me with the need to educate myself on what Africans are faced with worldwide, instead of just the U.S. and Haiti. The plenary helped me understand what it truly means to be an African Internationalist.”

Elikya Ngoma
23 years old; Haiti

Pricing & Registration

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Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the Plenary? Learn more

  • Burning Spear Media
  • Black Star Industries
  • African National Women’s Organization
  • All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project
  • International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement
  • African People’s Solidarity Committee

Location and Venue

Come to St. Petersburg, FL - the City of African Resistance

Conference Location

Akwaaba Hall

1245 18th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Nearby Accomodation

Quality Inn

1400 34th St. North, St Petersburg, FL 33713

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