Please sign petition to City of Oakland to proclaim August 17, Universal African Flag Day and fly the BAMBD flag throughout the 14th Street corridor

As a bold act of Kujichagulia, self-determination, what if representatives of the array of organizations and institutions in the Pan African world resolve to adopt the Red, Black and Green Flag that the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey bequeathed to African people as a unifying symbol, as our Flag and proclaim August 17, Garvey’s birthday, Universal African Flag Day
--Ron Daniels, Institute of the Black World




Petition Background

The City of Oakland has delayed putting up the BAMBD flag even after months of urging. Meanwhile the North American African community needs signs and symbols of inspiration and cultural dignity, especially in light of police violence that suggests Black Lives don't matter!

The Black Arts Movement Business District calls upon the City of Oakland to display the above flag as a banner throughout the Black Arts Movement Business District immediately and without further delay, certainly, by Marcus Garvey's birthday, August 17. We further demand that the words LOVE LIFE be placed at the bottom of the banner as agreed upon by Donald Lacy, founder of the Love Live Foundation. The Oakland City Council has approved LOVE LIFE as the official motto of Oakland.

We call upon Mayor Libby Schaaf and President of the Oakland City Council, Lynette McElhaney to make this happen as a priority for the mental health of the North American African citizens of Oakland and all the citizens of Oakland. We call upon the City Council to resolve August 17 as Universal African Flag Day in Oakland.  

Hotep,

The City of Oakland has delayed putting up the BAMBD flag even after months of urging. Meanwhile the North American African community needs signs and symbols of inspiration and cultural dignity, especially in light of police violence that suggests Black Lives don't matter!

That's why I created a petition to Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Council President Lynette McElhaney, which says:

"We demand the City of Oakland proclaim August 17, Universal African flag Day and fly the Black Arts Movement Business District flag along the 14th Street corridor."

Will you sign my petition? Click here to add your name:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/city-of-oakland-must?source=c.fwd&r_by=15569191

Thanks! 

Marvin X. Jackmon

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