Community Calendar August 29-Sept 4

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 8/29/2013, 10:59 a.m. | Updated on 8/29/2013, 10:59 a.m.
Greetings! As we end “Celebrate Harlem Month,” our communities stay active
Imhotep Gary Byrd

In response to the horrific pandemic of Black-on-Black crime and Black self-genocide that is plaguing the country, the countless numbers of deaths of Black people at the hands of law enforcement officers and self-styled vigilantes (e.g., Travyon Martin, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Jordan Davis, Ramarley Graham and Kimani Gray), national incarceration levels and numerous other issues, attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz and activists from various organizations announce the upcoming 15th anniversary rally of the Million Youth March taing place in Harlem on Sept. 7 in front of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and 125th Street.

Also being organized during this time is the “Black Family Convention 2013,” which will place at the same location on Sept. 5-8. The theme of the march is “Millions for Travon” in honor of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Black man who was horrifically and unjustly slain by George Zimmerman, whose recent acquittal is being referred to as a “travesty of justice.” For more information, visit www.millionyouthmarch 2013.com.

The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations, in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival and the Skylight Gallery, will present a community education forum. There will a showing of the documentary “Emmett Till” and a follow-up discussion called “The Murders of Emmett Till & Trayvon Martin: Responding to the Long History of Racist Violence with Long Hard Resistance and Struggle” on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Restoration Plaza in the Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Restoration Plaza is located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn between New York and Brooklyn avenues. Admission is free, but a $5 suggested minimum donation is requested. For further information, call 718-523-3312 or 718-789-3264 or email nakoinfogroup@yahoo.com.

The Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure, a 5K run/walk through Central Park, will be held on Sept. 8. Register at www.komennyc.org/race.

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