N A T I O N A L W E B I N A R & P R E S S C O N F E R E N C E
On the anniversary of Rev. Dr. King Jr.’s assassination
Fighting racism during the coronavirus crisis
Saturday, April 4
11 am West Coast • 1 pm Central Time • 2 pm East Coast
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S P E A K E R S I N C L U D E
• Rebecka Jackson Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, Los Angeles
• Jasmine Johnson youth activist and recent high school graduate
• Lee Siu Hin National Immigrant Solidarity Network
• Omowale Clay December 12 movement
• Pam Africa MOVE Organization
• Gloria Verdieu Coalition to Free Mumia and All Political Prisoners
• Reverend Annie Chambers Baltimore housing activist, Peoples Power Assembly
• Ron Gochez Union del Barrio
• Nana Gyamfi Black Alliance for Just Immigration
• Lizz Toledo Latinx LGBTQ2S activist, Atlanta Socialist Unity Party
and others including front-line health care workers.
The coronavirus pandemic has been disastrous for the working class worldwide. But its impact on people of color, on Black and Brown communities has the potential of being labeled genocide especially in the the U.S. prisons and immigrant detention centers.
From Michigan to Louisiana, the death rates are staggering; the disparity between rich and poor, the Black and Brown working class neighborhoods in New York City, is equally obvious, with Queens being at the epicenter of the crisis.
Rep. Judy Chu reports that attacks on Asian Americans are now about 100 per day, mainly due to the jingoistic rhetoric against China, labeling the coronavirus as the China or Wuhan virus.
A large number of front-line workers who are without PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) or hazard pay are people of color, about a third of them immigrants, including food servers at fast food and carryout restaurants, bus and MTA drivers, warehouse, postal and grocery workers and especially hospitals.
Rather than lift the inhuman sanctions and blockades of countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Zimbabwe and many other countries or speed and prioritize the delivery of ventilators, the Pentagon is again threatening Venezuela with false charges against President Maduro, with U.S. warships now deployed off Venezuela.
On the anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Dr. King Jr. it is imperative that we denounce racism and white supremacy in all its forms.
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