Join us for our annual fundraising event, this year commemorating Juneteenth & featuring an abolitionist conversation with Charlene Carruthers and Marc Lamont Hill.
Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued ordering states in the confederacy to release their slaves, Black people in Texas achieved their liberation from chattel bondage. On June 19,1865, General Order Number 3 was read from the Ashton Villa balcony in Galveston, Texas, that demanded that slaveholders free their slaves. That day, Juneteenth, has become an annual occasion for celebration, reflection, and education about the meaning of freedom and the on-going, universal struggle for liberation from domination.
These questions about the true meaning of freedom are more relevant than ever to the work of abolitionists and those working to eliminate the prison industrial complex (PIC) and its attendant harms. To explore the legacy of Juneteenth and ongoing struggles for Black (and international) liberation, CR is happy to host a conversation between two prominent Black thought leaders and firebrands, Charlene Carruthers (BYP100 cofounder) and Marc Lamont Hill (BET news host).
During what’s sure to be an engaging evening, we will see Charlene and Marc in discussion about inspirational histories in light of contemporary abolitionist movements. We look forward to sharing space with you all during this important discussion to connect the movements of our past to the current political landscape in Oakland and beyond. Please join us and help spread the word.
We hope to see you this June! No one turned away for lack of funds. All contributions go to support the organizing of Critical Resistance Oakland chapter and all of Critical Resistance.
Charlene Carruthers is a political strategist, writer and leading community organizer in today’s movement for Black liberation. She is the founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation and author of Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. Follow Charlene on IG @CharleneCarruthers and on Twitter @CharleneCac
Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country and an abolitionist. He is currently the host of BET News and BLACK COFFEE, as well as a Temple University Professor. Trained as an anthropologist of education, Dr. Hill’s research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics, and education in the United States and the Middle East. He has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Follow him on IG and Twitter @marclamonthill