Members of the Oregon chapter of the All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party (pictured here) are fundraising for a Dec. 2015 trip to Ghana Guinea-Bissau. –Photo via Gofundme
A campaign to send to Africa the local chapter of an established global organization with revolutionary ideals is underway.
The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, founded by revered civil rights leader-turned-revolutionary Stokely Carmichael in 1968, is a Pan-African organization with chapters across the world. The Oregon chapter, established just three years ago is one of the group’s newest.
The Oregon chapter is fundraising with the goal of sending ten of its members to connect internationally with other divisions in Ghana and Guinea-Bissau.
The group says there are two objectives for their trip: expose members of the local chapter to the conditions of Africa first-hand, and additionally contribute $1,000 to organizers to purchase books for the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party’s work study programs in each country.
The goal of the group aims to raise $21,000, “reflecting the cost of the contributions to each organizing chapter in Africa and the cost of plane fare for all 10 participants,” says their Gofundme page.
So far over $1,000 has been raised. The local chapter is looking to make their trip to Africa in Dec. 2015.
“This trip will help to cement relations between young on the ground organizers in Africa and the U.S. while further developing the consciousness and understanding of the participants who will come back to the U.S. and share their experiences through a series of consistent A-APRP activities designed to educate and inform the community about the Pan-African movement of which the A-APRP is an active participant in helping bring about.”
To consider donating to this fundraising effort visit their gofundme page.