Black Women in the Movement: Save & Preserve the Hampton House | Oakland
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First Congregational Church (Oakland) | 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The birthplace of freedom fighter Chairman Fred Hampton is being targeted for foreclosure. Without our support, this monument to the radical legacy of the Black Panthers will be another casualty of the big banks. The Chicago community will also lose a key organizing space that currently hosts the Black Panther Cubs among other survival programs.
Join Community Ready Corps (Allies) for a special night of political education and material support for the work of Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Mama Akua Njeri. Last year you heard from them at our “Surviving Smash & Grab” event as part of #BlackSolidarityWeek. They opened up about the assassination of twenty-one-year-old Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. just 18 months after FBI Director Edgar Hoover issued this directive:
“Prevent the Coalition of militant black nationalist groups…An effective coalition might be the first step toward a real “Mau Mau” in America, the beginning of a true black revolution.”
This year we’ll learn about the work of the Chicago Black Panther Party today, from the Panther Cubs program for youth to plans for a museum documenting the legacy of freedom fighter Chairman Fred Hampton.
This event is a fundraiser meant to solicit material support for the effort to preserve and protect the birthplace of Chairman Fred Hampton from the Oakland left. Please bring your wallet and help us send Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Mama Akua home to Chicago feeling our love and support.
Tickets are sliding scale from $5-$80, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. You will be able to purchase tickets at the door, but space will be reserved for people who purchase tickets in advance. Tickets purchased at the door will be $5-$100.