The All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project will again sponsor the 30-day Summer Intensive Project to be held at Akwaaba Hall at the headquarters of the African People’s Socialist Party in St. Petersburg, FL during the month of July.
About 50 African people will be traveling to St. Petersburg from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and from 15 states throughout the U.S. to participate in the month-long project.
The African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) will train a new generation of the “best daughters and sons of Africa” during a 30-day cadre-building Intensive from July 2 to 30 this year at the Party’s national headquarters in St. Petersburg, FL.
The month-long Intensive is a rigorous “elite” process targeting only those Party comrades who aspire to be leaders of the African Revolution and have an unwavering desire to win the liberation and unification of Africa and African people regardless of the personal price.
The Intensive is a challenging Party “boot camp” that grounds our forces in the theory of African Internationalism and the art and science of leading Party work.
The Intensive creates a force of dynamic self-starters and creative problem-solvers in the face of difficulties.
During the four weeks the comrades undergo a transformation, emerging from the process devoted to the African nation, the African working class and the Party, with a firm grasp of the skills of revolutionary leadership and strong links to the masses of African people.
The Intensive combines political education—much of which is led by Chairman Omali Yeshitela himself along with other Party veterans—with community organizing, workshops in organizational skills and vigorous physical training.
The comrades work together in units, elect their own leadership, give presentations on key political questions, sell The Burning Spear newspaper and hold their own event with community members whom they have organized.
Comrades will also become physically fit as most mornings begin with lively sessions of weight training and aerobics at the Party’s TyRon Lewis Community Gym or on runs through the community chanting and carrying the red, black and green flag.
As Chairman Omali Yeshitela envisioned in his important 6th Congress political report published in “An Uneasy Equilibrium,” graduates of the Intensive will become “professional African Internationalist evangelists and skilled organizers” capable of “going out into the world building local Party organizations from city to city” when called on to do so.
As the resistance and political consciousness of African people grows throughout the U.S. and the world, the ranks of the African People’s Socialist Party are swelling with new recruits who need revolutionary training.
The Party last held a 30-day cadre Intensive in July 2014, a training that ended just days before the August 9 police murder of 18-year-old Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO.
In the wake of this brutal colonial assault, young African workers in Ferguson rose up in a powerful resistance that sparked African consciousness all over the U.S.
Within a week of the first Ferguson uprising Chairman Omali Yeshitela landed on the streets of Ferguson and began electrifying and politicizing the African working class, drawing a whole new generation of young African people into the ranks of the African People’s Socialist Party.
The July Intensive is open to all Party members and by recommendation to those actively involved in Party mass work. This is your opportunity to truly rise to the stature of best children of Africa capable of playing a key role in the historic mission of the African working class to liberate our people and our Africa and govern ourselves!
Spaces are limited for the 2016 July Intensive so apply today. Email Comrade Gazi Kodzo, Director of the Party’s Office of Recruitment and Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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