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Friday, February 01, 2019
Screening of “Lumumba” (2001, directed by Raoul Peck) Thursday January 31st, 6:30-9:30pm @ Parts & Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave, Somerville MA Wheelchair Accessible $5 Suggested Donation, includes vegan snacks
Did you know that the US & Belgium assassinated the first democratically elected leader of the Congo? Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement Boston to learn more about Patrice Lumumba at this benefit film night for the “All Diamonds are Blood Diamonds” tour (coming to Boston Sat 2/23)
Lumumba was an uncompromising anti-colonial leader of African people to liberate Congo from the clutches of imperialist Belgium. On January 17, 1961 he was assassinated by a firing squad in execution-style by the Belgian and US military. Belgian tried to cover up the murder for decades, knowing that African people around the world would resist in protest of this murder.
USM Boston is holding this film screening to honor the legacy of Patrice Lumumba in defending the land and resources of the Congo belonging to African people. Donations raised at this event will go to the logistical costs of the Boston event of the national speaking tour, “All Diamonds are Blood Diamonds”, organized by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement in Feb-March 2019.
Traveling to 10 cities around the country with leaders from the African People’s Socialist Party & African People’s Solidarity Committee, the presentations will speak on the history of the imperialist diamond trade and resource extraction in Africa of which jewelry companies, the tech industry, and white people everywhere profit from this exploitation of African labor. Register for the Boston event at BloodDiamondsBoston.eventbrite.com
Register for the film screening at LumumbaUSMBos.eventbrite.com
USM is an organization of white people created by and accountable to the African People’s Socialist Party. We organize in the white community for reparations to African people.