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“Black August” is honored every year to commemorate the fallen freedom fighters of the Black Liberation Movement, to call for the release of political prisoners in the United States, to condemn the oppressive conditions of U.S. prisons, and to emphasize the continued importance of the Black Liberation struggle. Observers of Black August commit to higher levels of discipline throughout the month. This can include fasting from food and drink, frequent physical exercise and political study, and engagement in political struggle. In short, the principles of Black August are: “study, fast, train, fight.”
Come out to our first event in our Black August: The Path to Victory series! Join us for presentations, a short film, and discussion on the origins and meaning of Black August. Each event, held every Thursday at 6:30 this month, will examine different aspects of the Black struggle so we can collectively deepen our understanding of and commitment to Black Liberation!