African People’s National Defense Fund

by Jozette Hunzeker




Campaign has ended


This summer, I began volunteering for the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM)! According to the website (Uhuru Solidarity Movement the USM is “the organization of white people formed by and working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) and its leadership, Chairman Omali Yeshitela.”

As the Outreach Coordinator, it is my job to oversee the Birthday Fundraisers ✊!  We are busy raising money for the Uhuru Wa Kulea African Women’s Health Center — “a revolutionary institution that will ensure Black and colonized women get the much-needed support for their physical and mental well-being that the current colonial system denies them” (Uhuru Wa Kulea African Women’s Health Center).

This year, I am participating in the 5th Annual Reparations Telethon, to help raise money for the African People’s Education and Defense Fund!  My goal is $500!  Together we can make this happen!  $5! $500! $1000!

As a woman, I take great pride, through the grassroots efforts of people from all over the world, in the building of a universe of solidarity inclusionment.  ALL people have a right in creation!

Each year, the number of babies that die during childbirth in St. Louis could populate 15 kindergarten classrooms. We are fighting to take back our power over our own communities and resources including the futures of our children.

We are embarking on Phase Five of the Black Power Blueprint, to create a Black-led wellness education center to empower Black women and girls in caring for our physical, mental and emotional wellness. The vision is to provide health and self-care programs that reinforce our traditional African culture, and invest in the future of our community with doula and childbirth educator certification programs along with opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.

We have long recognized that our community has the capacity to solve our own problems through self-reliance projects driven by the needs of the community, rather than having solutions imposed on us. We create programs that empower the people from the ground up to create lasting change. The Uhuru Wa Kulea Health Center will be a much needed respite for our community. It will empower us in taking charge of our health and well-being.

The Uhuru Wa Kulea African Women's Health Center is part of the Black Power Blueprint, an initiative of the African People's Education and Defense Fund and Black Star Industries.

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