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ANWO prepares for its March 2019 plenary!

Feb 13, 2019
Yejide Orunmila


The African National Women's Organization brings African working class women into political life!

 

The African National Women’s Organization (ANWO) is convening our 2019 National Plenary, which will focus on training our sister Comrades in the organizing science of the Uhuru Movement.

The Plenary will be held on March 23 and 24, 2019 in St. Louis, MO at the St. Louis, Uhuru House.

ANWO is a revolutionary organization for African women with the sole interest of empowering poor working class African women to overturn our relationship with imperialism by applying the practical theory of African Internationalism, which explains the world and our place in it.

Through interactive panel discussions, specified group organizing projects, direct organizing opportunities and a variety of culture,’ attendees will participate in and realize our capacity to put into practice the organizing work necessary to break poor working class African women out of the grips of colonialism─ultimately organizing the women of the class to our fullest capacity in the interest of the African revolution.

While this Plenary prioritizes the participation of African women, anyone with interest in organizing African women, is welcome to attend.

It will take all of us, every sector of our population coming to the front line to shape the future of the African Nation.

This means every African and those in solidarity with African liberation should be armed with the political theory and practice that will encourage the leadership of African women.

Organizing African Women for African Liberation is a Must!

African national liberation will not be realized if the issues and barriers that impact African women are not brought into the struggles of the revolution.

According to population and demographics statistics, African women represent the majority of the African Nation.

Yet the conditions for African women are some of the worst when it comes to violence, poverty, education and healthcare.

These issues become the primary contradiction, with African women fighting for better conditions within the colony.

This Plenary, among other things, will illuminate why African women must see their liberation tied to the liberation of the entire people; because the assault on African women does not begin and end within the colony.

It started when Africa was first attacked by the starving, diseased Europe─when Africans were forced, by gunpoint, to stop producing and reproducing life for ourselves in order to produce for the Europe.

This ongoing parasitic relationship is what defines every single contradiction impacting the lives of African women, even the contradictions that manifest amongst colonized Africans.

In 2015, the African People’s Socialist Party, armed with dialectical materialism, saw the conditions of African women and created the African National Women’s Organization as the vestibule for African women to join the revolution.

Since then we have engaged in a series of campaigns and actions that raise the issues of poor working class women.

Colonial Contradictions Demand your participation in the Plenary

There are too many African women mired in the muck of colonial contradictions. They do not get a chance to realize their potential, particularly because African women hold a precarious position in a society dominated by exploitation and violence.

Not only are we colonized Africans and have to deal with the contradictions that go along being part of the colonized oppressed African nation, we are also women which introduces another level of contradictions, both from the oppressor white nation and from inside the oppressed African colony.

The political theory of African Internationalism, however, helps us understand our place in the world─why African women experience a special oppression and how we should organize to resist this oppression.

African Internationalism also helps us understand that “under colonialism, African people as a whole, but specifically African women, have been conditioned to internalize and accept direct violence from the oppressor.”

African Internationalism, however, gives us the ability to conquer our contradictions both from within and outside of the African colony.

By attending this Plenary, African women who experience some of the deepest contradictions as a result of colonial exploitation have an opportunity to set the trajectory of a real unified movement that will address our issues and forward the goal of our complete liberation.

Our 2019 Plenary will be a place to learn the organizing science gained by the African People’s Socialist Party over 46 years and how we can weaponize it in the interest of African women.

To learn more, contact us at (240)326-3959, [email protected]uhuru.org or online at convention.anwouhuru.org. Registration starts at $20. Childcare is available.

 

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