The Struggle against Apartheid & Colonialism in the US & Africa

February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
19 Ramsey St.

Join the Boston branch of the Party for Socialism & Liberation as we celebrate Black Radical History and the struggle of African people for Liberation.

Boston Public Schools continue to be highly segregated showing the deep class and racial inequities of white supremacist capitalism. In the 1970’s a struggle ensued to de-segregated Boston Public Schools, it was faced with racist backlash from fascist inspired white citizen mobilizations as well as racist government officials. At the core of the struggle was a struggle for self-determination for African Americans seeking a better education and livelihood against a white supremacist apartheid system built on the genocide of Indigenous people and enslavement of Africans. Join us as we present and reflect on this historic struggle for Black self-determination and democracy and its relation to our struggle for free high quality and equal education today.

The struggle against apartheid in South Africa spanned many decades. South Africa, a nation founded by settler colonialism implemented a brutal apartheid system to keep the Black majority poor and at the margins of society, while the white settler ruling class pilfered the wealth of the country in service of Western imperialism. The struggle against apartheid produced figures like Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Steve Biko, but it was a mass movement that crossed national boundaries inspiring solidarity movements from Boston to London that broke the back of the apartheid regime. Join us as we present and reflect on the connections between the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the US.

Celebrate Black Radical History with us and join the movement for socialism and liberation!
The City School is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral bathrooms.

Childcare is available upon request.

Food and light refreshments will be provided.