Statement by (POCC/BPPC) Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs.Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.
(Chicago, Illinois), - 08/30/16 – The annual Chairman Fred Streetz Party is being held in commemoration of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton’s birthday. We will commence with the People’s Press Conference at 11:45 AM and a Silent Salute at 12:00 noon. At 12:05 a Vigil/Virtual tour will be conducted by the December 4th Committee Chair, Akua Njeri, widow of Chairman Fred Hampton and survivor of December 4, Massacre On Monroe.
Come prepared for The Great March to The Wall (Northeast Corner Madison & California), at 1:15 pm; followed by the Streetz Party at the wall from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. As it was in life, it remains in legacy, the attack on the struggle for self-determination, led by then director of the F.B.I., J. Edgar Hoover, who deemed the Black Panther Party to be the number one threat to internal security of the United States – continues today.
How was the Black Panther Party an internal threat? By providing the first Free Breakfast Programs, Free Medical Clinics and many other survival programs, that provided vehicles for the people to fight in their own interests. Chairman Fred Hampton organized the original Rainbow Coalition that brought people across diverse racial, political, gender and class interests, to fight together on specific points of unity.
Join us at the KLEO Center, 119 East Garfield Blvd from 7 pm-8 pm, with Dr. Kelly Harris and Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. POCC/BPPC - Cointelpro Then and Now. From 8:00 pm-9 pm we will host the Police Terrorism – People’s Pain Panel with Akua Njeri, Dorothy Holmes, Mother of Ronald Johnson; Samir Rice, Mother of Tamir Rice and Panzy Edwards, mother of Dakota Bright. We will host additional family representatives - victims of police terrorism. From 9:00 pm-10:00 pm the Panther Panel - #ForwardToThe50th will be hosted by Akua Njeri, Stan McKinney, Harold Bell and Henry Nesbitt. From 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm Black Panther Cubs programs and campaign updates will be discussed. Central Committee & Local Chapter updates will precede International Solidarity statements and reports from Secwepemc Women Warriors, Ancestral Pride, Save the Kids and Behind the Walls.
From 11 pm – 12 am Live Lyric Fest. Poetry Slam!!