Have you wondered about our tagline, “a people(s)-centered human rights project against war, repression and imperialism”?
Are People(s)-Centered Human Rights (PCHRs) different from human rights as we understand them?
And why the (s) in people(s)?
Over the next few weeks, as the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), we will take this opportunity to define People(s)-Centered Human Rights, and explain why BAP’s mission depends on PCHRs.
You also may not know that before BAP National Organizer Ajamu Baraka ran on the 2016 Green Party ticket, he was best known for developing the concept of People(s)-Centered Human Rights and putting it into practice at the U.S. Human Rights Network. Ajamu provides an introduction to the concept and its relationship to the radical Black human-rights tradition in this article.
Folks, we’ve surpassed 1,500 signatures on our petition to shut down U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), thanks to you! Please sign our petition—if you haven’t already—and share it online. If you want to be able to print out and circulate the petition in your communities, universities and elsewhere, click here. And if you would like to learn more about the connection we make between the militarization of the African continent and the domestic repression of Black folks on the stolen land called the United States, download and print out the AFRICOM factsheet you will find on our campaign page.
We’d also like to thank those of you who had contributed to us on #GivingTuesday. Because of you, we were able to raise $675. That means we now need to raise an additional $14,325 to meet our year-end goal to build our capacity for 2019. As you have seen from the coalitions we have helped developed, the high-quality information we have shared via our media interviews, and our groundbreaking U.S. Out of Africa! campaign, BAP has been able to accomplish more than million-dollar operations because we have something they don’t—a historical imperative that is rooted in being the oppressed, being the ones in the cross hairs of state violence and repression. We do not accept foundation money. Only you can help us raise the $15,000 we need for our 2019 work. Please give what you can because we depend on you.
Attend these events:
BAP member organization Friends of the Congo is co-hosting a screening and discussion of documentary film “Kinshasa Makambo” until December 13 at Cinema Village in New York City.
BAP Coordinating Committee member Jaribu Hill has been organizing the Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference (SHROC) for 22 years. Join her and activists from the Global South Dec. 7-9 in Atlanta.
Friends of the Congo is co-hosting a screening and discussion of “A Brilliant Genocide” December 13 at The People’s Forum in New York City.
Celebrate BAP's second anniversary on April 4 in Washington, D.C., as we demonstrate against the transnational ruling class desecrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday by holding a huge party to honor NATO's 70th anniversary on that day.
Struggle to win,
Ajamu, Jaribu, Margaret, Netfa, Paul, Vanessa and YahNé
Black Alliance for Peace
P.S. Help us build our 2019 capacity to go up against the U.S. empire.