Running Black: 21st Century Politics in America Featuring Ajamu Baraka

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Our keynote speaker for the Green Party Minnesota launch of the Black and Brown Caucus and member of a panel on running as a Black candidate in today's current political culture will be former Green Party Vice Presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka with our very own Samantha Lee Pree-Stinson as our host! 

We are so excited to launch a Green Party Black and Brown Caucus! Come learn more! You can invite your friends on Facebook here!

Agenda: 

6 pm Welcome/Food
6:10 Introduction: Samantha Pree-Stinson
6:12 Samantha unveils the Green Party Black and Brown Caucus purpose, mission, and agenda
6:25 Samantha introduces Ajamu Baraka
6:30 Ajamu speaks on the Black Agenda in Politics
6:50 Q/A
7:00 Panel presentations 
7:40 Q/A
7:55 Closing, thank you’s and discuss next steps


Key Note Speaker:

Ajamu.jpgAjamu Baraka 2016 Candidate for VP with Green Party, geopolitical analyst and human rights advocate. 

Ajamu was the vice-presidential candidate for the Green Party USA in 2016. He is an internationally recognized Pan-African human rights activist, organizer, and geopolitical analyst with over four decades of domestic and international involvement. He is an editor and contributing columnist for The Black Agenda Report and a contributing writer with various outlets, including Common Dreams, Pambazaka, Dissident Voice, Counterpunch, and Black Commentator. His latest publications include contributions to Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence (Counterpunch Books, 2014), Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA (HarperCollins, 2014), and Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral (CODESRIA, 2013).

As a geopolitical analyst, Ajamu has appeared on and been covered in a wide range of print, broadcast, and digital media outlets, including CNN, BBC, The Tavis Smiley Show, Telemundo, ABC’s World News Tonight, The Real News Network, Russia Today, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. This past April, Ajamu launch The Black Alliance for Peace which seeks to recapture and redevelop the historic anti-war, anti-imperialist and pro-peace positions of the black radical movement.


 Event Facilitator:

Sam.pngSamantha L. Pree-Stinson Minneapolis 3rd Ward City Council Candidate, Green Party Endorsed, Founder of the Green Party Black and Brown Caucus

Samantha Pree-Stinson is the Green Party-endorsed candidate for Minneapolis City Council Ward 3. She is a US Army Veteran who served in Afghanistan as a Combat Medic Sergeant.
She has been an educator and Associate Director of Education for Corinthian Colleges, and worked at Medtronic as a leader of both the Global Women’s Network and African Descent Network. Samantha serves as First Vice President to the Board at KMOJ and is a Director of the transition team at MTN. 


 Panelists:

Nekima.pngRev. Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds: civil rights attorney, freedom fighter, legal scholar, blogger, and nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. She is also a candidate for Mayor of Minneapolis. 

 

 




Marcus.pngMarcus H. Harcus: Family man, writer, organizer, cultural and political activist, social entrepreneur and world traveler.

Core values: #Love #Freedom #Peace

 

 



Raeisha.pngRaeisha Williams: My very existence as a black woman was shaped by the protective and loving arms of my Grandmother Adelia Nevils, my Mother Rosemary Nevils-Williams, my Auntie Paula Munson, and the many community mothers and fathers that were in my life.

"I am Raeisha Williams, a friend, sister, auntie, daughter, community advocate, gardener, leader, and change-maker. Many of you know me as the latter. What you may not know is that I am a former Ward 2 Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of Washington, DC., that I graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in Mass Communications, that I worked in television for the first half of my professional career, and that I have a strong background in nonprofits.

After completing my degree at Howard University, I had successful careers as a communications specialist with television networks including BET, TV One, and CNN. I worked as a publicist, marketing consultant, and community coordinator for nonprofits such as The ARC, DC Promise Neighborhood, and Metropolitan Regional Arts Council."

WHEN
October 24, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
1011 W Broadway Ave
1011 W Broadway Ave
Ste 105
Minneapolis, MN 55411
United States
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CONTACT
Samantha Pree-Stinson ·
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Rose Brewer Megan Kuhl-Stennes🌻 Seth Kuhl-Stennes Brittany Lewis Loretta Arradondo Nekima Levy-Pounds Bradley Pridgeon Shentoria Cobbs David Tomlinson Kayann Comeaux Preston Stinson Cynthia Jackson Brendan Hobbz Phillips Rosanna King Mestre Senna DaBahia Jessica Garraway Tomme Beevas Natonia J'Sont Titilayo Bediako Robert Harrison Toni Stillday Rebecca Smith Felisa Calaway George Hoagland Fahmo Ahmed Douglas C Hayden Latasha Atkins Lee Caty Royce Maureen Brazil-sawyer Lisha Ann Desralynn Cole Amada Márquez Simula Michael Cavlan Valerie Lockhart Teqen Zéa-Aida Sarah Nassif Chauntyll Allen Tim Christopher Liane Gale Tyler Clatanoff Jon Jacobsen Johnny Hayden Brian Mueller Seshadri Srinivas Jeressa Avery Cam Gordon Cody Stewart Rooble Osman

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