Contact Information:

The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC)

info@a-aprp-gc.org or (202) 246-4896

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Rescheduled

Saturday, October 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 11, 2020

TO: 

Congressperson Eleanor Holmes NortonCouncilmember Brooke Pinto (2)
Mayor Muriel BowserCouncilmember Mary M. Cheh (3)
Chairman Phil Mendelson (At-Large) Councilmember Brandon T. Todd (4)
Chair Pro Tempore Kenyan R. McDuffie (5)Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (5)
Councilmember Anita Bonds (At-Large)Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (5)
Councilmember David Grosso (At-Large)Councilmember Charles Allen (6)
Councilmember Elissa Silverman (At-Large)Councilmember Vincent C. Gray (7)
Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. (At-Large)Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. (8)
Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau (1) Advisory Neighborhood Commissions

CC: Other Stakeholders and The Media (local, national, and international)

Since 1960, Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black United Front, the Black Panther Party, the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC), Pan-African Roots, and a host of organizations with which we were and are affiliated, have organized and helped organize Martin Luther King Day, Malcolm X Day, African Liberation Day, the Million Man March and Stay-at-Home Campaign, and a host of other 1st Amendment-protected and special event activities in Washington, DC. We have supported the American Indian Movement, and its affiliated structures, on countless protests and delegations worldwide for more than five decades. Times are changing!

On October 9, 2019, a supermajority of the DC Council approved Councilmember David Grosso’s “Indigenous Peoples’ Day Emergency Declaration Act of 2019.” We salute the Council for joining hundreds of cities and states in this long overdue recognition. We encourage the DC Government to make the Act permanent,  institutionalize it, and provide resources and support for Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021. Confirm the rendezvous with history! It is the right thing to do, the humane thing to do.

The A-APRP (GC) and Pan-African Roots are extremely pleased to support Chief Billy Redwing Tayac and the Piscataway Indian Nation, the American Indian Movement (Mid-Atlantic Region), the American Indian Support Committee, and a host of other organizations in their efforts to protest Columbus Day 2020 and organize Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020.

This activity was originally planned for Monday, October 12, 2020, at Malcolm X Park, It has been changed to Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 12:00 (Noon) to 3:00 pm at Malcolm X Park (lower level), 15th and W Street NW, Washington, DC, because of Tropical Storm Delta.

Our emphasis is a Virtual Program and Audience, DC and Worldwide. We are asking everyone who comes to wear masks, bring hand sanitizers, and practice social distancing! We are asking everyone we can, to donate supplies that can be provided to poor people, especially youth and women for free.

Updated information will follow!

Access link for online viewers coming here soon!

See you online, or at the Park.