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FEBRUARY 2007

FEBRUARY 3rd, 2007 - 11:00am to 5:00pm (Also: January 27th)
"Pan African Benefit Arts & Crafts Fair"
Location: Brown Memorial Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall, 484 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Brotherhood of Brown Men's Ministry is organizing this arts
and crafts fair, at which patrons will be able to purchase one of a kind original pieces of exquisite Shona stone sculpture from Zimbabwe. Fashionable "wearable art", mudcloth coats, jackets, batik shirts and handcrafted leather & mudcloth briefcases, handbags from Senegal and more.

The tax deductible contributions raised from the crafts fair will benefit the community, youth, medical, and educational support work of
Brown Memorial
, S.E.E.D.S. and the PACE Network, from Brooklyn
to Africa. Specific uses will include AIDS relief in, and the shipping
and distri-bution of medical supplies and 20,000 quality books to Zimbabwe.

The books will go to dozens of schools, organizations, communities and villages for existing and startup libraries.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Ten dollars of the admission cost will be rebated upon purchase of any item.

Entrance to the church's Fellowship Hall is located on Gates Avenue.

For travel directions please call Brown Memorial at 718-638-6121 or
Louis Chappell at 646-642-4445.

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JANUARY 2007

JANUARY 27th, 2007 - 11:00am to 5:00pm (Also: February 3rd)
"Pan African Benefit Arts & Crafts Fair"
Location: Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 484 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Organized by The Brotherhood of Brown Men's Ministry. One of a kind original pieces of exquisite
Shona stone sculpture from Zimbabwe. Fashionable "wearable art", mudcloth coats, jackets, batik shirts and handcrafted leather & mudcloth briefcases, handbags from Senegal and more. (See February 3rd)

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Ten dollars of the admission cost will be rebated upon purchase of any item.

Enter on Gates Avenue to access Brown Memorial's Fellowship Hall. For travel directions please call Brown Memorial at 718-638-6121 or Louis Chappell at 646-642-4445.

DECEMBER 2006

NOVEMBER 2006

OCTOBER 2006

"Bring Black Back" Forum Series — Each Saturday in October, 2006 (1:30pm–5pm)

October 28th
“Connecting the Dots: Important Perspectives on Reparations, Post-Katrina/Rita Survival
and Black Political Power”

Panels 1, 2, 3: Examining the Critical Relationship of Reparations to the BLM; recognizing the Universality of “Katrina” for all African Peoples, and the necessity to struggle for Self Determination; Understanding the Fundamental difference between Black Political Power and almost all current elections involving Black Candidates.

1. Examining the Critical Relationship of Reparations to the BLM
     a. Prof./ Atty. Muntu Matsimela (10 min)
     b. Atty. Roger Wareham, Millions For Reparations (10 min)
     c. Community Participation (20 min)

2. Recognizing the Universality of “Katrina” for all African Peoples, and the necessity struggle for Self Determination
     a. Brenda Stokely, NY Solidarity Coalition w/ Katrina/Rita Survivors (10 min)
     b. Brother Darryl, NY Solidarity Coalition w/ Katrina/Rita Survivors (10 min)
     c. Community Participation (20 min)

3. Black Political Power and Electoral Politics
     a. Atty. Joan Gibbs, MEC, CLSJ (10 min)
     b. Black Study-Action Group (10 min)
     c. Community Participation (20 min)

4. Forum Series Wrap-up: Where We Go From Here
     1. Community Participation (30 min)
     2. Announcements

CO-SPONSORS: ACE Network, Family & Friends Mutulu Shakur, NY Millions More Mov’mt, Roots Revisited, S.E.E.D.S., Patrice Lumumba Coalition, NY Solidarity Coalition of Katrina/Rita Survivors, December 12th Mov’mt, Black New Yorkers Educational Excellence, NAKO, CEMOTAP

October 21st
“Education For Liberation: Energizing the Struggle to Save Our Children”
Panel: Rethinking our Goals, with NYC and the Department of MisEducation System, Developing an Independent Educational Network... and Executing a Comprehensive Plan of Action

1. Rethinking our Goals, Revolutionizing Our Fight
     a. Dr. Sam Anderson, BNYEE: Build the Movement! (10 min)
     b. Diane Lowman, BNYEE: Parent Perspective (5 min)
     c. Samantha Suggs: Student Perspective (5 min)
     d. Educator (Teachers & Admins) Perspectives (10 min)
     e. Community Participation (30 min)

2. Developing an African-centered Independent Educational Network
     a. Brian Favors: Sankofa CEP Vision (5-8 min)
     b. Nicole Bailey: Learning Tree School (5-8 min)
     c. Community Participation (36-45 min)

3. Executing a Comprehensive Plan of Action
     a. Bob Law: NY MMM Vision (5-8 min)
     b. Prof. Tyrene Wright: Toward a Liberating Curriculum (5-8 min)
     c. Michael Hooper: From “Articulation to Action” (5-8 min)
     d. Community Participation (36-45 min)

4. Forum Wrap-up and Announcements (10 min)

OCTOBER 14th
“Eliminating Media Offensive to Africans and Building a Liberating Black Media Movement”

Panel: Strategies and Projects which Combat the "White-out of Black Media"; Speak Truth to Empower, and Produce Programming which informs and inspires

1. White-out of Black Media
     a. Dr. James McIntosh: Impact on Our Consciousness (5-8 min)
     b. Nana Soul: Impact on Black Artists (5-8 min)
     c. Bob Law: Impact on Black Media Industry (5-8 min)
     d. Community Participation (36-45 min)

2. Toward A Liberating Black Media Action Plan
     a. Betty Dopson: Developing Community-consciousness (5-8 min)
     b. Bob Law: Economic Sanctions - Making Corporate Media Pay (5-8 min)
     c. Basir Mchawi: Role of Independent Media (5-8 min)
     d. Nia Bediako: WBAI LSB Elections (5 min)
     e. Community Participation (31-40 min)

3. Going From Articulation to Action (Implementation): ACE Network is Part of the Solution
     a. Michael Hooper (3-5 min)
     b. Community Participation (40-45 min)
     c. Panelists Sum-up (1-3 min each)
Forum Wrap-up and Announcements (5-10 min)

OCTOBER 7th
“Black Self Determination in the 21st Century: Building a Strong, Grassroots Movement”

Panel: Strategies to Expand, Energize, Sustain and “Re-Black” Our Movement …with a plan of Action.

1. What “Bring Black Back” Means
     a. Michael Hooper
     b. Elombe Brath
     c. Community Participation

2. The Challenge for Activists, Black Community Groups and
“Average People”: Getting Organized
     a. Brenda Stokely
     b. Community Participation

3. ACE Network Plan of Action: Linking African Communities Locally,
Globally and Inter-generationally
     a. Akinlabi Mackall
     b. Sendolo D.
     c. Community Participation

4. Toward A True United Front: Building Principled Alliances from
the Inside Out
     a. Muntu Matsimela
     b. Bill Sales
     c. Community Participation

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