N'COBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America) proudly announces its 21st National Conference, to be held June 25-27, 2010, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our National Co-Chairs -- James Rodgers III and Njere Alghanee -- along with our National Board of Directors and the members of N'COBRA New Orleans Chapter #2 invite you to participate in this special event.
This year's theme is "United Voices for Reparations" and our primary goal is solidifying N'COBRA's infrastructure, the unfinished work begun during last year's conference in Dallas, Texas.
Those in attendance will gain valuable community-building skills needed to educate, mobilize and organize teams of activists dedicated to hammering out the details of a reparations settlement that will help heal our people and diminish the festering vestiges of chattel enslavement, Jim Crow segregation, and modern-day racism.
It is a fact that we are facing enormous challenges in this new political age, brought on by the election of an African American president -- who has said he is not in favor of Reparations for African Americans, yet has seen fit to agree to a 3.4 billion dollar settlement with Native Americans. In addition, we are faced with a Democrat-controlled congress that was humble enough to apologize for slavery yet waits to hear our "United Voices for Reparations" before moving toward true reconciliation.
Moreover, while in New Orleans, we plan to rekindle the unfinished business of demanding reparations that started in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, due to the local, state and federal government agencies failure to protect the human rights of Gulf Coast residents. Together, all levels of government failures in the areas of prevention, evacuation, and rescue led to the destruction of millions of dollars of private property; the loss of thousands of lives - untold numbers still missing; and created thousands of internally displaced families. Reparations are due Gulf Coast families just as much as were the families of the 9-11 attacks. Now is the time that "United Voice for Reparations" demand justice for all families still suffering in New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and throughout the United States since August, 2005, from this gross violation of human rights. No Justice, No Peace!
Lastly, we will continue the work of linking our struggle for reparative justice with continental Africans and those throughout the Diaspora. We have international laws and conventions that speak to our right to reparations for the genocidal war against Africa and Africans worldwide.
N'COBRA contends that the legacy of enslavement, segregation, and oppression will continue to heap injustices upon the African American community until we truly come together to make a change.
With your voice, your vote, and your work we can now begin to turn this thing around.
o $65 Elders (65 years old)
o $65 N'COBRA National Life Member *
o $25 Student (12 years and older, with ID)
o $65 Earlybird (until May 1, 2010)
o $80 Earlybird (May 2 – June 15, 2010)
o $100 (after June 15, 2010)
o $65 Vendors
o $10 (in advance) – $15 (at door)
N'COBRA Edu-tainment Fundraiser
Tribute to Reparations Leaders
(Friday, June 25th 7-10pm)
For More Information: 504-324-2370 or 504-361-3089 or email: email@example.com
N’COBRA New Orleans Chapter #2
PO Box 3088
New Orleans, LA 70177-3088
Thursday, June 24, 2010 (Pre-Conference)
- Day of Service 8:00am – 1:00pm Help paint and restore a school from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Whatever your skill level, we can use you!
- African Heritage Walking Tours 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, June 25, 2010
- Press Conference
- Ancestral Acknowledgment
- National Board of Directors Meeting
- Opening Plenary
- Katrina Report
- Edu-tainment: Tributes to Reparations Leaders
Saturday, June 26, 2010
- National Commissions Meetings
- Regional Caucuses
- Afternoon Plenary with National Elections
- Interactive Workshops
- Traditional New Orleans Second Line Parade
- Town Hall Meeting with Panel Discussion
Sunday, June 27, 2010
- Sunrise Yoga
- Summary and Closing Session
- Healing Circles
- Njere Alghanee
- Brother Diop (Spiritual Facilitator)
- Uuka Elegba
- Q.M. Dorothy B. Lewis
- Jumoke Ifetayo (Spiritual Facilitator)
- Kwame'-Osagyefo Kalimara, National Secretary of NAPO
- Min. Ari Merretazon
- Nana Anoa Nantambu, Ph.D. (Spiritual Facilitator)
- James Rodgers, III
- Ukali Mwendo
- S.K. Shabaka
- Aletha M. Strong
- AirTran Airways (10% discount)
Code: MSY062410 NCOBRA
- American Airlines (5% discount)
- Clarion Inns & Suites
1300 Canal Street, 504-299-9900
Rates from $60/night
- New Orleans Courtyard Hotel
1101 N. Rampart Street, 504-522-7333
Rates from $90/night
- Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street, 504-525-2500
Rates from $99/night
Sam Red, 504-813-6701 cell
- Ground Transportation
Airport Shuttle New Orleans
504-522-3500, cost $38 (round trip)
- Public Bus Service
E-2 Airport Downtown Express (Jefferson Transit)
Airport to downtown $2.00 (weekdays only)