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STOP THE WAR ON OUR CHILDREN™  •  MARCH 18, 2016

Join a delegation of 300 black women standing in a day of action for black children!

In schools and in the street, very powerful people profile, bully, criminalize, manhandle, and murder our children! We have been too silent for too long, and our children have had to face these assaults without the power of a community along with them. We demand that the country see our children as investments, not thugs.

This must stop! We say Stop The War On Our Children™! We need you!

► Who: A Delegation of 300 BLACK WOMEN 
► What: A Day of Action for BLACK CHILDREN
► When: March 18, 2016 
► Where: Washington, D.C.
► What You Can Do: Become an Organizer and a Participant! Bring a delegation of ten women to D.C. to stand with us!
► Contact: Ruby Sales, SpiritHouse Project, at 404-228-7794 or info@spirithouseproject.org to become an Organizer, Endorser and/or Delegate.

Our Demands:

1. We demand an end to state-sanctioned murder of Black children.

2. We demand a national hearing on state-sanctioned violence by police of Black youth from early childhood to adulthood.

3. We demand a bill against state-sanctioned terrorism and murders by police.

4. We demand an end to the criminalization of Black youth in public schools and all of the public spaces that they inhabit.

5. We demand that federal and local governments use our tax dollars to turn schools into first-rate learning environments, rather than sites of terror as they exist now.

6. We demand that the federal government fund an oversight citizen's committee to monitor state-sanctioned police violence and murder and whose members have a documented history of being advocates for quality education and civil rights for youth.

7. We demand that every child in America have access to water, which we believe is a necessity, rather than a privilege.

8. We demand after-school programs that encourage the creative arts so that our children can find productive ways to express dissent, as well as rise to their highest creative and expressive best. 
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FEB 5:  "Today marks the day that Trayvon Benjamin Martin would have turned 21. Instead, he will perpetually be 17 years old..."
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THE PREACHER'S DAUGHTER - In this segment, Black Feminist Women and Men ask:  What would the Baptist preacher think of his daughter creating her own religion?

Members believe Lauren’s dad would have been OK with her creating her own religion and thinking outside the box in doing what she had to do to survive perilous times.

We discussed Chapters 1 to 3 of “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia E. Butler.   Randie Henderson was the evening’s moderator.  She was joined by Venita Walker, Georgette Moses, Kim Brandon, Joel Jones and L. Michelle Odom.

https://youtu.be/kA4Kh_rsIyA
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Q & A with L. Michelle Odom:

"I want to combat the anti-intellectualism prevalent in American culture that seems to be a huge factor in keeping us trapped in vicious cycles, rather than advancing and evolving and developing in positive ways.  I want to help more people see the value of reading and learning from the experiences of others and using this knowledge to improve ourselves and our world.  I want to help people see that the revolution we dream of must begin with our own beliefs and practices, and that reading is a potent tool for stimulating internal change, which ultimately, we will manifest outwardly."

 - See more at: http://www.innerchildmagazine.com/feature-of-the-month.php#sthash.vDeP9cKY.dpuf
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SUICIDE AND HELL - In this segment, Black Feminist Women and Men ask:   Do you believe if you kill yourself that you will go to hell?  Do you think it’s likely that because God understands what’s going on in our world, knows our hearts, knows who we love, and knows everything else, that he would also understand how deeply constant pain affects us?  Is it morbid of God or just Godly for Him to insist that we keep on pushing on even if, in the case of Mrs. Sims, her whole family is killed?

Members do not believe God is a villainous personality who tests people with illnesses and bans them to hell for succumbing to suicide in the face of great tragedy.  We are reminded that religion is man-made and designed to control people.  

We discussed Chapters 1 to 3 of “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia E. Butler.   Randie Henderson was the evening’s moderator.  She was joined by Venita Walker, Georgette Moses, Kim Brandon, Joel Jones and L. Michelle Odom.

https://youtu.be/hb_qm3NbjEI
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KEY TO LIFE - In this segment, Love Leaders ask:  What is the key to all living that Coates sees in the idea of standing with friends?

We discussed Chapter 1, pages 39 to 71, of our text, "Between the World and Me,” the love letter Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote to his son, Samori.  L. Michelle Odom served as the evening's moderator, and was joined by co-host Din Goldson and Love Leader Venita Walker.

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"Day presents a striking portrayal of poverty, with all its related problems, among black women in this country unemployment, underemployment, isolation, and lack of assets such a car or home ownership. She turns to the black church as a potential agent of social change, indicating ways in which the black church can take up the equivalent of a Poor People s Campaign. She takes on the common stereotypes that castigate poor black women as morally problematic and dependent on the money of good tax-paying citizens, demonstrating their inaccuracy.

"A specific concern Day addresses throughout is how to aid black women to develop assets that will prevent long-term poverty and allow them to thrive. In the words of Cornel West, This book is a pioneering and path-blazing work in Christian ethics that combines a sophisticated class-based notion of thriving with an asset-building approach of public policy for prophetic Christian praxis. Keri Day makes Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fanny Lou Hamer smile from the grave!"
http://www.amazon.com/Unfinished-Business-Church-Struggle-America/dp/1570759812/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362869790&sr=8-1&keywords=keri+day+unfinished+business
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FORGIVING THOSE WHO KILL US - In this segment, Love Leaders ask:   Are we allowing ourselves to be controlled by the values or chains of Christianity into not fighting to protect ourselves from our oppressors?   Should we be fighting back?  Have you ever lost anyone to racism or police violence?  Is forgiveness really the best policy?

Love Leaders touched on the right time for forgiveness, in the face of police violence, mentioning the Charleston 9 and Assault at Spring Valley High, and how African Americans use forgiveness as a survival tool, in this clip.

Love's word included discussion on Chapter 2, pages 72 to 108 of “Between the World and Me,” the love letter Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote to his son, Samori.  Din Goldson  was the event's moderator.  He was joined by co-host L. Michelle Odom and Love Leaders Venita Walker and Kim Brandon.

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REVOLUTIONARY LOVE NOTES  (Playlist) - Do we know real love when we see it?  At the end of most LoveFests hosted by the Revolutionary Love Leadership Series, we consider the week's readings through the lens of revolutionary love.  These are the results.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCE4NoD56fqfIsD0K6O4RTWOQYVELwSRi
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During Series 1 (October to November, 2015) of The Revolutionary Love Leadership Series, we read the love letter Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote to his son in “Between the World and Me.”  L. Michelle Odom and Din Goldson co-hosted that series.   In Series 2 (December, 2015 to April, 2016) we read "Black Male-D,”  L. Michelle Odom and William S. Peters, Sr., co-hosts.  Please see our video archives at YouTube to catch up on issues discussed in Series 1 and 2.

Series 2 meets weekly on Fridays, 6:30 to 8:00 pm ET and broadcasts live events on Google+ Hangouts on Air and YouTube.  Productions are open to the public and you should feel free to join our broadcasts or watch the live events.  Links to JOIN and VIEW are posted on our community pages at Google+ and Facebook.  

Join The Revolutionary Love Leadership Series (community) on Google+ to receive invitations to the weekly Hangout, and access other items posted by the group.

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Loga Michelle Odom
LoveLeaderLMO@gmail.com

Set up a Google+ account and join The Revolutionary Love Leadership Series Community on Google+ to receive event invitations, notices, read and share links, and keep up-to-date on community news.
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Subscribe to The Revolutionary Love Leadership Series on Youtube to find archived videos of our public broadcasts.  (See Playlists).
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VENITA GOINES WALKER and Loga Michelle Odom are LOVING the relaxing mental strokes we receive at the end of the evening in the poetry readings by Bill and Shareef...but we're not greedy...you are welcome to join in the fun :)  Here's a sample:

A POETIC GOODNIGHT - In this segment, Revolutionary Love Leaders William S. Peters, Sr. and Shareef Abdur-Rasheed, share some of their original works of poetry. Bill reads a poem he wrote on January 8th, "A Prayer of Reverence," in seven minutes! Shareef shares "The Fix."

Enjoy!

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BLACK MALE-D BOOK DESCRIPTION:  Listen to publisher William S. Peters, Sr., of Inner Child Press, give an overview of our current reading selection, "Black Male-D."

Love's word this Christmas evening included discussion on the topic of dysfunctional families, as well as on the works of June Barefield.   L. Michelle Odom and William S. Peters, Sr. co-hosted the event and were joined by Love Leaders Venita Walker and Rita Mich'elle Dingle.

https://youtu.be/iRseE_sYyn4
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GOD AND POVERTY - In this segment, Black Feminist Women and Men note and ask:   Lauren has interesting questions concerning the poor.  Her main concern is access.   The poor can’t survive if they don’t know and even in the mayhem that is the United States, there are still things the really poor don’t have access to.  Do you have the same questions as Lauren concerning what God thinks of the poor?

Poverty is still a reality in Butler’s futuristic America and Joel points out it was Jesus who said, “the poor will be with you always.” We discuss how difficult it is to escape poverty if you are born into it, yet tend to see the poor as responsible for their own condition.

We discussed Chapters 1 to 3 of “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia E. Butler.   Randie Henderson was the evening’s moderator.  She was joined by Venita Walker, Georgette Moses, Kim Brandon, Joel Jones and L. Michelle Odom.

https://youtu.be/BCILmzdfOCQ
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