African Drum March: In Memory of African Immigrants Killed by Police

UPDATE: We are still building capacity for this event to ensure its success and so that it will be done right. This will be rescheduled to the end of next year of 2017 to allow for further planning and with the goal of starting KWANZAA on the correct date of December 26, outreach to all Africans of the Diaspora, IMMIGRATION CLINIC for Africans of the Diaspora, and a BAZAAR for Africans of the Diaspora to showcase their businesses. We direct people to Elizabeth Kahura's "Kwanzaa Celebration" on December 30, 2016 at the Carver Museum and Theatre for the time being. Amadou Diallo of Guinea killed February 4, 1999 in New York City, NY. Jonathan Deng of Sudan killed July 24, 2009 in Iowa City, Iowa. Charley "Africa" Keunang of Cameroon killed March 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. Deng Manyoun of Sudan killed June 14, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. #BlackLivesMatter We will march from 9th and Chicon near Hutson-Tillotson on the East Side through downtown and back to the East Side to Hutson-Tillotson.
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Protest at Corrections Corporation of America: End Mass Incarceration

Corrections Corporation of America is one of the largest for profit prison companies making millions off the Mass Incarceration of Blacks and the Poor through lobbying, direct campaign contributions and increasing their influence politically. CCA was quoted in their 2014 Annual Report: "The demand for our facilities and services could be adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts, leniency in conviction or parole standards and sentencing practices or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by our criminal laws. For instance, any changes with respect to drugs and controlled substances or illegal immigration could affect the number of persons arrested, convicted, and sentenced, thereby potentially reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them." Do not allow CCA to profit from Mass Incarceration. Join us in Protesting CCA's private industry for profit "slavery". UPDATE: The Corrections Corporation of America, GEO Group, and the Avalon Corporation all have facilities in the Austin, Texas area and Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Barclays Intl. and Merrlin Lynch have invested in private prisons. In honor of the Robert Sobukwe who lead a demonstration to a Soweto, South Africa police station on March 21, 1960 and those who lost their lives protesting apartheid and police brutality at the Sharpeville Massacre on March 21, 1960 at a Sharpeville police station, we will continue to uphold the date of March 21. We will make this a mass protest with organizations and advocates working to dismantle the prison industrial complex in the fields of mental health, rehabilitation, recidivsm, and criminal justice. FURTHER UPDATE: To avoid displacement of the residents of the Austin Transitional Center, 3154 East Highway 71, Austin, Texas 78617 we have moved this event to next year 2018 back to the GEO Group's new headquarters 1777 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78217.
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