Cleveland: A Cultural Celebration to Raise Money for the BAsics Bus Tour.
On June 7 as people walked in the door at the Grog Shop, a club in Cleveland Heights, you could hear the smooth and deep sounds of Art Blakey II on the electric guitar, along with a bass guitar and percussion. Then Al Porter, vice president of Black on Black Crime Inc. , a Black community organization, and founder of the Hip Hop Workshop, opened the program with “This is not a party, this is an event!!” He said this event should be a life- changing experience because we are raising money to spread BA’s revolution throughout society. Holding up BAsics, he twice read, “You can’t change the world if you don’t know the BAsics.” Then he said, “To bring a change for the better,” and read “An Invitation” by Bob Avakian, dramatically and with conviction, to set a wonderful tone for the benefit, “Let’s go on a crucial journey together—full of unity against oppression and lively struggle about the source of the problem and the solution….”
Build on the momentum of the BAsics Bus Tour — Attend and Build for Report-Back Celebrations in Your Area!
Over the past few weeks, many hundreds of people across the country have stepped forward to make something very important happen… the second leg of the BAsics bus tour which went through parts of the South and delivered a message from those hundreds to the people of Sanford. In accomplishing this,people around the country, the volunteers on the bus and those that the Bus Tour met in the South have been part of cohering a national movement around the mass fundraising campaign to project Bob Avakian’s vision and works into every corner of society, BA Everywhere…Imagine the Difference It Could Make! More than $30,000 has been raised, to pay for this leg of the Tour and for materials and initial seed money for the next leg of the Tour.
Come to the report back in your area or write us so we can put you in touch events in your area or near by. (See below for celebrations in New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area and Cleveland.) And find out other ways, where ever you are and whether you only have a couple of hours a week or the whole summer (!) to build on the momentum created by the BAscis Bus Tour in the South. Write baeverywhere [AT] gmail.com to volunteer to work with press, social networking, developing a web site and much more! And to let us know of other events.