CLEVELAND and WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
WHEN: July 14, 15, 16 and 17 – Cleveland OH
LOCATION: Second Ebenezer Baptist Church – 1881 East 71st Street – Cleveland, OH
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The recent outbreak of police killings of Black men nationwide, the killing of five police officers in Dallas (TX) and the rise of Donald Trump, provides enough spark for the National Convention of the Oppressed which is scheduled to take place in Cleveland (OH) beginning this Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17. The historic convention is hosted by Black Lawyers for Justice and its leader, National President Malik Z. Shabazz Esq. Shabazz is a nationally known litigator and a long-time activist. Opening with a major town hall meeting at the Second Ebenezer Baptist Church, on police brutality and the crisis in Cleveland, leaders will join Mr. Shabazz and nationally renowned journalist and CNN Commentator Marc Lamont Hill, for a night of dialogue and speaking out on the crisis.
Shabazz reassures 'There is absolutely no truth to the guns story or rumor. They will be there with 50 other groups and it will be a peaceful rally and convention – no guns are planned. Any reports due to contrary are false.'
MAIN HIGHLIGHT: The Convention of the Oppressed features a massive anti-police brutality / stop Donald Trump rally at *Perk Plaza **– Saturday – July 16th – 12th Street and Chester Avenue*, downtown Cleveland (four blocks from Quicken Loans Arena). Gathering time is 10am – Rally begins at 12Noon. Attorney Malik Shabazz, Dr. Cornell West, the Black Lives Matter Movement, the New Black Panther Party, American Indian Movement, Latino groups and others are expected to attend the massive outdoor rally and march. Representatives from Baton Rouge, (LA) and the family of Alton Sterling are expected to attend as well as activists from Minnesota and the Philandro Castille case. The four-day convention focuses on police brutality, Black economic empowerment, legal training and activists. Full schedule of main events are attached.– www.conventionoftheoppressed.org www.blfjustice.org
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SOURCE Black Lawyers for Justice