"Nothing about us without us is for us."
On December 8, 2005 through December 10, 2005 scores of survivors and their supporters (people who believe in freedom and justice) will gather in Jackson, MS and New Orleans. We will gather for the National State of Emergency Conference in Jackson on the 8th and 9th of December. Supporters, representatives and leaders from over 50 black organizations and labor unions and their third world and anti-racists allies will meet in solidarity with the survivors and initiate an action plan to rescue the Black population and all oppressed populations from their dependency on racist and incompetent governments. Most important the Katrina Survivors will gather at the same place and time to form a General Assembly to speak and to exercise their rights to self-determination.
December 8, 2005, Thursday: Business School of Jackson State University, 1300 Lynch St. Jackson, MS room 134, 7-11 pm ~ Gulf Coast Youth Assembly: Youth speak out on Katrina
December 9, 2005, Friday: Anderson United Methodist Church, 6405 Hanging Moss Road, Jackson, MS, 9am – 6pm ~ Survivor's Assembly and Conference, 8pm – 11pm ~ Rally and Cultural Program featuring Amira Baraka, Sonya Sanchez, Dead Prez and more
December 10, 2005, Saturday: ~ Congo Square, North Rampart And St. Phillip Streets, New Orleans, LA, 12:30 pm ~ Survivor's March for Human Rights, Self Determination and The Right to Return.