Wanda's Picks Radio Show Wednesday, July 23, 2014
|Professor KC Williams|
Gerald Lenoir is the founding Executive Director and currently the Co-director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration founded in Oakland in 2006 to support fair and just immigration reform and to bring African Americans together with immigrant communities to fight for social and economic justice. He is a founding steering committee member of the national Black Immigration Network, a co-founder of the Priority Africa Network in Oakland and a board member of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. www.blackalliance.org
For over 35 years, Gerald has been a leader in progressive social movements. He is a board member of the Interfaith Peace Builders and led its first African Heritage Delegation to Israel/Palestine in 2011. He served on the editorial board for War Times/Tiempo de Guerras, an anti-war national newspaper, from 2002 to 2004. He is the former Executive Director of the Black Coalition on AIDS in San Francisco and co-founder/former board chair of the HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County. Gerald is a long time leader in the racial justice and anti-apartheid movements in the United States. In addition, he has served as a strategic planning consultant for social justice, immigrant rights, HIV/AIDS and health-related organizations.
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2-5 at Everett and Jones Barbecue in Jack London Square (2nd @ Broadway, Oakland, CA) there will be a program honoring Mr. Lenoir's legacy as he passes it forward to the current BAJI co-chair.
Martha R. Bireda, Ph.D., is the Founder and Executive Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture of Charlotte County (FL). She is Director of the Museum’s Maroon Study Center, and the New Image Project, a project dedicated to positive identity development of youth of color. She is the author of six books including the recent: Obi: Seminole Maroon Freedom Fighter. Dr. Bireda is also an Alternate Commissioner for the Gullah‐Geechee Historical Corridor. Visit http://www.maroonconsciousness.com/
Show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2014/07/23/wandas-picks-radio-show-seminole-maroon-societies