Organizers of the December 12th Movement International Secretariat have put out a call for folk to see the award-winning documentary “The Durban 400,” which recounts the organizing by Black folks from around the world that helped produce the historic Durban Declaration and Program of Action (DDPA) at the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism. The DDPA declared that the trans-Atlantic slave trade and slavery were crimes against humanity and reparations are due the descendants of the victims. It represents what Malcolm X called for and is one of Black people’s greatest victories in the international arena.

Reparations remain unresolved in New York State, the U.S., and around the world, so the organizing lessons from “The Durban 400” are relevant today.

Presentations will be made by David Comissiong, Barbados’ ambassador to CARICOM, and Efia Nwangaza, an attorney with the Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination. Human rights attorney Roger Wareham of the December 12th Movement will emcee the discussion session.

The documentary will be screened Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at The People’s Forum, 320 W. 37th Street (btw 8th & 9th Avenues). Also “Registration required” here’s the link : (

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