Friday, March 28, 2008

HarlemForum on Obama, Race and Politics April 4 08

Harlem Tenants Council

Critical Thinking Series

Obama: Race, Class, & Politics (Part II)

Obamaminia and Dr. Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a “‘Post race America“; Neoliberalism, War and the Democratic Party Candidates safeguarding the strategic interests of a crumbling and broke empire; What are our alternatives plus more!

Friday, April 4, 2008
6 to 9 PM
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz
Memorial & Education Center
3940 Broadway at 165th Street

Moderator: Herb Boyd, Award winning Author & Journalist
Panelists:
Amiri Baraka, International Acclaimed Poet &Writer
Malaak Shabazz, UNIFEM & Women for Baraka Obama
Anthony Monteiro, Associate Director
Institute for the Study of Race & Social Thought, Temple University
Others to be announced.

The forum continues our critical dialogue on race and class in US politics from a Black left perspective: the political crimes of the Clintons against Black people; an indepth analysis of Obama ‘s unconventional” presidential bid touted as transcending US racial politics; the role of the Black Left in providing a clear analysis on the dangerous paradigm of post racial politics in America eagerly endorsed and promoted by Senator Barack Obama. How does the Black left seize the “window of opportunity” Obamamania presents to build a Black United Front? How does this happen and what hasn’t it happen? In reality is the Black Left so joined at the hip with the Democratic Party that it has presented Obama as the lesser of the two evils because he is Black and “our moment in history has arrived?“ In the privacy of the voting booth will white America transcend the politics of race? If you are curious about any of these issues join us for this much needed debate.

Co-sponsored by the Harlem Tenants Council and the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center

Contact the Harlem Tenants Council at 646-812-5188 or email:Harlem http://us.f531.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=tenants@gmail.com.
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