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August 27th Anti-Racist Convergence, Orange, NJ


Over the past year we have seen a number of events take place in New Jersey that has raised the concern that there are people involved with racist/white supremacist groups that want to angle themselves into some position of power. Some try to go under the radar while others are open about their agenda. An anti-racist convergence will be held August 27, 2005 starting at 11:30 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County 35/47 Cleveland Street, Orange, New Jersey 07050. Among the discussions will be on the recent activity of racist groups in the state of New Jersey. This convergence will be an opportunity to meet with and hear from those who want to try to fight these particular elements.

This event is open to the public, and is expected to bring people from all over the state to participate. The gathering will be in two parts. The first part will be a panel discussion where invited speakers will speak and take questions about concerns such as racist activity in the state, police brutality, hatred towards Arab/Muslim members of our communities, and the campaign among the right against them, issues related to the gay community, and the fight against the anti-immigration effort that has heated up with efforts like the Minuteman Project. Speakers are to be announced shortly. The second part will be a show featuring a number of musical acts, some that were slated to perform at an anti-racist benefit show in Wayne, NJ that was shut down after pressure from white supremacists in the state.

There will be a donation asked for at the door, and proceeds from this event will be to benefit North Jersey Anti-Racist Action and One People's Project, two well-known anti-racist groups in the state. Organizations are encouraged to table during the event as well.

For more information, contact Daryle Lamont Jenkins at dlj@onepeoplesproject.com or by phone at (212) 479-7362.