The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America
The 23rd Annual National Conference
Reconstruct, Restore, Renew
June 22-24, 2012
Church of the Advocate
1801 W. Diamond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Welcome back to Philadelphia!
September 26, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding meeting of N’COBRA which took place on September 26th of that year. A primary purpose for forming the coalition was to build a popular base of support for the reparations movement. Over two decades later, it is time for a self-assessment and transformation of our collective approach to win Reparations in our lifetime.
The 2012 conference theme of Reconstruct, Restore and Renew was developed in order to give us the opportunity to collectively renew our approach and commitment to winning reparations in our lifetime.
In order to accomplish the above, an integral aspect of the conference will be the breakout sessions, one each to address the three components of the conference theme. These will be small groups, with a moderator participating in each group to help ensure that each participant has an opportunity for significant input.
Call for Articles
Articles for the program guide are welcomed, and all received will be reviewed and considered for publication. Please limit to three typed pages. Due by May 15, 2012.
Our demand for Reparations is based on that which people have always sought and always will seek: justice.
African peoples with millennia-long histories and diverse cultures were stolen from their homes, worked without pay for 246 years in the United States and officially discriminated against for another century of government-sanctioned brutality.
In seeking reparations, we are affirming our humanity; it is a just and honorable demand.
Please join us as we work to achieve this long sought victory in the name of our Ancestors.
1987 – 2012
25 Years of N’COBRA’s Commitment to and Leadership of the Reparations Movement!
Friday, June 22, 2012
8 am – Registration begins
9 am – Opening session
10 am – 5 pm Breakout sessions
6 pm – Dinner/Lecture with Dr. Raymond (Tikari) Winbush, author of Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations
Saturday, June 23, 2012
8 am – Registration continues
9 am – Opening Session
10 am – 1 pm – Breakout sessions
2 pm – Regional meetings
3 pm – General membership meeting
7 pm – Town Hall – free and open to community
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Daybreak – Spiritual Gathering
Non-food vendors are invited to participate in the Marketplace, Friday and Saturday:
One table/equivalent: $125
Two tables/equivalent $175
Three tables/equivalent: $215
Souvenir Program Guide
We welcome your ad and support for the 2012 conference souvenir program guide!
Back Outside Cover $350; Inside Covers $300;
Full Page $225; Half Page $125;
Quarter Page $75; Business Card $35
Please submit your camera-ready ad by May 25, 2012 to ensure acceptance, on a first-come basis
Conference Registration Information
Friday, June 22 – Sunday June 24, 2012
Mailing Address: __________________________
___Elder (60 and older): $60
___Life Member $60
___Super Early Bird: By May 11, 2012 $60
___Early Bird: By May 25, 2012 $80
___Advanced: By June 7, 2012 $100
___After June 7/At the Conference: $125
___Children 17 & under Free registration
___Dinner/Lecture with Dr. Raymond Winbush,
Friday 6 p.m. $25
Total amount due: $_______
Please send checks and money orders made out to N”COBRA to:
Philadelphia Chapter of N’COBRA
P.O. Box 42765
Philadelphia PA 19101
Days Inn, 4200 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
Double Room, $79.05/night. Deadline: June 14
877-361-2506, Reference #50728285
5 miles from conference site; 42 minutes by bus
Local travel information for the following will be posted on the N’COBRA Philadelphia website, www.ncobraphiladelphia.org by April 25, 2012:
• 30th Street Train Station
• Greyhound Bus Station
• Driving directions from I-95 and I-76
• Directions/transportation to/from hotel