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Black & Green Wed July 3 — Deep Green Reparations

on Sat, 08/17/2013 - 10:00am
07/03/2013 - 7:00pm

FORUM: Deep Green Reparations

WHEN: 7 pm, Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WHERE: Legacy Books and Café, 5249 Delmar (near Union) 63108

Zaki Baruti, Universal African Peoples Organization

Alvin Brown, Provisional Government, Republic of New Africa

Kat Logan-Smith, Missouri Coalition for the Environment

Don Fitz, Gateway Green Alliance [moderator]

African cultures were decimated as humans were torn from their homes to provide unpaid slave labor.  This is just one of a multitude of forms of racism. 

The concept of reparations for slave descendants begins with an understanding that racist crimes continue.  Africans in America are the first to be hit by unemployment and suffer higher rates of police violence as the income gap between whites and people of color widens.

Reparations are due to all African, Asian and Latin American peoples who have been brutalized.  Yet, loss of biodiversity, toxic poisoning and climate change threaten those who have been most victimized.  How can we provide the basic necessities of life to all people without destroying the environment?