Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Peoples Organization for Progress march into the New Year begins with Kwanzaa

THE PEOPLES ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS
PO BOX 22505
NEWARK, NJ 07101
973 801 0001
CONTACT: LAWRENCE HAMM
 November 30, 2012
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PEOPLES ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS MARCHES INTO HOLIDAYS!
POP HOSTS KWANZAA ON DEC 27TH, KUJICHAGULIA!
 
            On Thursday, December 27th, the Peoples Organization For Progress will host its 2012 Kwanzaa Celebration from 6-9:30pm at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 100 Montgomery Street, Newark.
            During the height of the Black Liberation Movement, just as Newark played a major role in applying the politics of Black Power to the ballot, Newark also played a significant role in developing and implementing Kwanzaa under the leadership of Amiri Baraka.
            Kwanzaa is a seven day celebration from Dec. 26th to Jan. 1st that affirms African culture. Each day is devoted to a principle. The seven principles together are called 'the Nguzo Saba,' or the Seven Principles in Swahili, the language of this celebration. This gathering will take place on Kujichagulia, Swahili for 'Self-Determination, day two of Kwanzaa. Families are encouraged to attend. Adults are encouraged to bring young people to this moving gathering.
            Admission is Free. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share.
            "We just started hosting our own Kwanzaa celebrations just a few years ago, and every year, they are always standing room only," beamed Lawrence Hamm, fondly.
For more information, please call 973 801 0001…
 
POP MARCHES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE!
 
On Saturday, January 19th, the Peoples Organization For Progress, along with many other organizations will march and rally for jobs, economic justice peace to observe the birthday of the immortal Martin Luther King Jr!
Participants will assemble at the Lincoln Monument on Springfield Avenue and West Market Street in Newark at 12 noon.
            "The Peoples Organization for Progress is not going to stand by and watch the federal and state governments allow the people to be pushed any further toward any fiscal cliff without a good, old-fashioned democratic fight," said Lawrence Hamm emphatically.
The struggle for jobs, peace and economic justice continues," he finished.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He is best known for his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement, spearheading bold, nonviolent direct action campaigns which were crucial in ultimately ending public segregation and the denial of voting rights for African-Americans. In his later years, right on up to his assassination on April 4, 1968, he also became a leading spokesman and advocate for economic justice and world peace. This underappreciated dimension of his legacy has been anchoring recent economic justice campaigns by the Peoples Organization for Progress.
For more information on the march and rally, please call 973-801-0001…
 
GET ON THE BUS FOR THE INAUGURATION OF PRES OBAMA!
 
On Monday, January 20th, the People's Organization for Progress is again taking a bus to the Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama!
The cost for each seat is $55.00.
The bus will leave from Lincoln Park, Newark at 5am.
To reserve your seat, please call 973 801 0001 or 973 809 4604…



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