Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 09:41:44 -0500
From the Black Radical Congress, 6 February 1998
Contact: Walter David Greason, Media Liaison
For Immediate Release -- February 6, 1998
"PHILADELPHIA SIGNS ON TO THE CALL FOR A BLACK RADICAL CONGRESS"
Philadelphia, PA -- On February, 17, 1998 at 7:30pm in the Temple University Women's Studies Lounge (8th Floor, Anderson Hall, at the intersection of 12th and Berks), Philadelphians endorsing the call for a Black Radical Congress (BRC) will convene our first official meeting. The meeting is a call to all students, community and religious leaders, workers, trade unionists, professors, artists, cultural workers, the unemployed and the underemployed, veterans, and everyone else ready to fight in the best traditions of Black Radicalism.
The purpose of the BRC is to bring together those opposed to capitalist exploitation with its devastating effects on our people and communities and move us into united action. Unemployment, poverty wages, inadequate housing, crumbling, underfunded schools, racism, sexism, police brutality, a CIA- sponsored crack cocaine epidemic, homelessness, and poverty are what capitalism has to offer a vast majority of Black people. The Black Radical Congress is the way to fight back.
The BRC will call for free health care for all, the right to a job at a living wage, affordable quality housing as a basic human right, free education from daycare through college, civilian review boards with prosecutorial powers, and the right to live in a society free from racism, chauvinism, or any form of discrimination.
Those answering the call will begin an outreach and mobilization for a bus caravan to first session of the Black Radical Congress, which will convene in Chicago, IL, June 19-21, 1998. The Black Radical Congress promises to be a historic formation in the life of our people and our country. Please come and contribute.
BRC National Office
The Struggle Continues: Setting a Black Liberation Agenda for the 21st Century
(Chicago, IL; June 19-21, 1998)