Ajamu Baraka -- a longtime human rights activist and Vice Presidential candidate on the Green Party's ticket with Jill Stein -- will be speaking at the Chicory Cafe in South Bend on Monday, October 24th from 11:30am - 2pm. Mr. Baraka was contacted personally by activists in South Bend worried that establishment politics were getting in the way of an open, transparent, and accountable dialogue on some of the recent problems regarding police / community relations. Baraka, who has a personal connection to the region, agreed to speak on the topic of "Systemic Injustice and the 'Two Party' System."
Mr. Baraka has a long record of civil rights advocacy, and -- with Green Party Presidential Candidate, Dr. Jill Stein -- has called for sweeping reforms in areas like domestic policing, mass incarceration, and sentencing policy for criminal offenders.
Confirmed speakers at this event include Councilwoman Regina Williams-Preston (who co-organized the event), local activists Blu Casey and Nia Okereke (local organizers with Black Lives Matter and the Nu Black Power Movement), a representative of the local chapter of the Green Party, and Mr. Baraka himself.
For more information, please visit the Facebook Event that has been set up for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/703188643163252/
At a Glance:
- Longtime human rights activist and Vice Presidential Candidate (Green Party) to visit South Bend
- Event will take place on Monday, October 24th from 11:30 - 2pm at Chicory Cafe
- Councilwoman Regina Williams-Preston and other local activists will also speak at the event
- Public is welcome and advised to visit https://www.facebook.com/events/703188643163252/ for more information