Media Advisory – For Immediate Release Contact: Kham Howard
January 23, 2016 Phone: 773.520.0369
As U.N. Arrives in Chicago, Encampment Project of Tents Rises to Welcome Officials
And to Announce that “Africans Charge Genocide” in America
Encampment Project Will Be in Place during U.N. Visit
in Solidarity with Projects in All Cities Visited by United Nations
What: With the United Nations fact-finding mission about 24 hours away, The Encampment Project is coming to Chicago, endorsed by the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA). This campaign is an important step in the direction of the diplomatic encirclement of the U.S. in its genocidal treatment of African people. Chicagoans of African descent will also testify before the U.N. on this genocidal treatment.
Who: National Coalition of Blacks for Reparation in America endorses the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement’s (InPDUM) Encampment Project. People of African descent and other organizations from around the country, and around the world, have been invited to set up tents.
Why: Almost everyone is aware of the string of murders of African people by the police. Walter Scott in South Carolina, Eric Garner in New York, Sandra Bland in Texas, Freddie Gray in Maryland, Laquan McDonald and Rekia Boyd in Illinois, Oscar Grant III in California, Mike Brown and Cary Ball in Missouri, 7 year old Aiyana Jones in Michigan, 12 year old Tamir Rice in Ohio, and just on Saturday, January 16, 2016, Palm Beach County Florida Sheriff’s deputies murdered a 19 year old African named Henry Thomas Bennett in Belle Glade, Florida. KilledByPolice.net reports that 3,087 Americans were killed by the police between 2013 and 2015 (in 3 years), many being young Black men. Tuskegee University’s Records and Research Division reports that 3,446 Negros were lynched between 1882 and 1968 (in 82 years) by the Ku Klux Klan. Africans Charge Genocide!!!
Where: Chicago State University
9500 South at St. Lawrence
When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Photo opportunities)