Peace for Cuba Appeal
On September 23, 2003 the radical Institute for Policy Studies held its 27th annual Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Human Rights Awards.
- International Award Recipient: Nancy Sanchez Mendez
Presented by Jan Schakowsky, United States Representative
- Domestic Award Recipient: CASA de Maryland
Presented by Harry Belafonte
- Special Recognition Award: Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil-in absentia
Presented by John Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee held its 50th anniversary conference at Shaw University here, April 15-18, 2010.
At its founding here on April 17, 1960, the now-legendary civil rights organization adopted its first formal program. Life long Communist Party USA activist Debbie Bell was a founding member, serving alongside Julian Bond, Harry Belafonte, John Lewis (now a member of Congress from Georgia), Freedom Singer and Sweet Honey in the Rock founder Bernice Johnson Reagon, the Revs. David Forbes and James Lawson, Joyce Ladner and Dick Gregory.
- Harry Belafonte also gave a global perspective with the admonition that we need to stop worrying about the Democratic Party and looking to it as the solution. He urged seeking our own independence and solutions with a recognition that strategies of the past might be useful, but the enemy is different and therefore requires new strategies..
- ↑ http://www.ips-dc.org/
- ↑ http://www.rfc.org/staffandboards
- ↑ International Peace for Cuba Appeal - letterhead, Nov. 14, 1994
- ↑ http://www.tni.org/archives/pin-watch_watch0309
- ↑ Signers of Campaign to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now
- ↑ http://peoplesworld.org/sncc-50th-anniversary-meet-mixes-nostalgia-and-determination/