JAMESTOWN, Va., May 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ) announces news conference Mon. May 7th, 5pm. Rally organizers to file lawsuit in Federal court for 1st amendment demonstration rights to oppose Jamestown's 400th Anniversary on May 11th and 12th.
Emergency News Briefing: Monday, May 7th at 3:00 pm in front of Jamestown Settlement Museum and Visitors Center. Lawyers will brief the media on the legal fight for May 11-12th Opposition Events.
On Wednesday May 2nd, in a shocking turn of events, organizers of the "Shame on Jamestown: America's 400th Anniversary" Official Opposition Events were again denied the opportunity to hold an Opposition Rally in front of the Jamestown Settlement Museum and Visitors Center.
The Opposition Demonstration is still set for 2:00 PM, SATURDAY MAY 12TH in front of the JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT AND THE PRE-RALLY AND TOWN HALL MEETING WILL BE FRIDAY MAY 11TH AT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL EVENTS CENTER 544 NEWTOWN ROAD SUITE 116 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (in the Newport Shopping Center).
The Jamestown Settlement Administrators, against constitutional precedent or logic, told demonstration leader Attorney Malik Shabazz (Black Lawyers For Justice) today, that the Jamestown Settlement is prohibiting any first amendment activity on the State-owned site and have told the organizers (Black Lawyers For Justice, American Indian Movement, New Black Panther Party and All African Peoples Revolutionary Party) that they will not be allowed to have their Black-Indian (Indigenous) Holocaust remembrance Rally in front of the scheduled site - the Jamestown Settlement Museum and Visitors Center.
However, the free speech rally, featuring Indian/Indigenous and Black leaders from around the Nation and Virginia will still take place.
"We will not tolerate the squashing of our 1st amendment rights by those persons who are insistent upon keeping the true crimes and contradictory history of Jamestown under seal. We have a moral obligation and First Amendment right to have this rally at this specific location and time." We plan on seeking emergency injunctive relief in Federal Court to remedy this unconstitutional choking of our First amendment rights to present a counter view of Jamestown. I am shocked at the State of Virginia's policies." (Attorney Malik Shabazz)
It has also been reported that the Indians/ Indigenous New Black Panther Party will demonstrate at the Jamestown Settlement with or without a permit.
Official Opposition Events
** Friday May 11th 5:00 pm - 10:30pm
Event #1: Town Hall Meeting and Pre Demonstration Rally
New Location: African American Special Event Center
544 Newtown Road Suite 116, Virginia Beach, Virginia
(at Newport Shopping Center/On the border of Norfolk VA )
Theme: "Shame on Jamestown: Advocates for the Victims expose the true history and the Community Speaks Out"
** Saturday May 12th 2:00 pm
Event #2: Opposition Rally and Demonstration
Location: In front of the Jamestown Settlement Museum, Jamestown Settlement Visitors Center
Theme: "Shame on Jamestown: The Indigenous/Indian and Black African Holocaust on Public Display"
Compelling evidence of the crimes of Jamestown will be on public display during this powerful rally and demonstration.
Why we are opposing Jamestown 2007:
On May 11th-13th 2007, the uglier side of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia by English settlers will be debated and exposed. On this weekend, millions of Americans, including Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner and the leading Presidential Candidates are expected in Jamestown, Virginia to celebrate Americas Founding 400 years ago.
President George W. Bush will also speak on this weekend.
On May 11th-12th Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ), The American Indian Movement (AIM Grand Governing Council), The New Black Panther Party For Self Defense (NBPP), and the All African People Revolutionary Party (AAPRP-GC.) are co-sponsoring the Official Opposition Events to Jamestown 2007, America's 400 Year Anniversary.
To White America, Jamestown's 400th Year Anniversary will be a great celebration of achievement and pride. However, to the Indigenous Red peoples or Indians, May 11-13th, 2007 in Jamestown commemorates the beginning of the European/American Holocaust and tragic genocide perpetrated against many millions of indigenous/Indian Nations and peoples.
To White America it will be a time of great joy and remembrance, but for Blacks or Africans in America, this day is contradicted by the shameful reality that Jamestown marks the commemoration of The European Transatlantic Slave Trade which imposed upon many millions of innocent Africans the tragedy of inhuman chattel slavery and the beginning of the Maafa (Great Suffering), in the United States of America.
Organizers of the Jamestown 2007 project have whitewashed the project and have attempted to rewrite history in a blatant attempt to sanitize the crimes committed at Jamestown which resulted in America being originated on the corrupt foundation of racism, population removal, mass murder, slavery and a litany of crimes against divine law and humanity.
Make no mistake about it, our Friday May 11th Rally in Virginia Beach and Saturday May 12th Demonstration in front of the Jamestown Visitors Center is designed to crash this illegitimate party! Furthermore the ill affects of what happened at Jamestown still fester in the Community today. These Opposition Events are designed to give the contemporary Indigenous and "African-American" public an opportunity to have input on the alternative view of the Jamestown 2007 Celebration.
Speakers at Both Events Include:
Wabun-inini Nindiz-nikaz: (Vernon Bellicourt) American Indian Movement (A.I.M) Grand Governing Council.
Attorney Malik Shabazz, Esq.: Event host, President of Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ), which he founded in 1996 and spiritual guide for the New Black Panther Party.
Bob Brown: All African Peoples Revolutionary Party (G.C).
Warrior Woman: Indigenous/Indian Activist-Dakota Nation and Redwind Nation.
Dr Leonard Jeffries: Professor, African Studies City University New York (CUNY).
Attorney Chowke Lumumba: Chairman, New African Peoples Organization.
Honorable Charles Barron: City Council (D) Brooklyn, New York.
ENTERTAINMENT BY: UNO THE PROPHET AND NY OIL.
These two hot, hot revolutionary rappers/poets are guaranteed to light Jamestown on fire with cultural artistic presentations. Other rappers and poets are expected to be added to the in the coming days.
Media Advisory: Jamestown Settlement Denies Free Speech Permit to Black/Indian Jamestown Opponents
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