National Conference Slated for New Orleans

N'COBRA National Conference 2010

June 25-27, 2010

Frederick Douglass High Schoool

3820 St. Claude Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70117

hosted by the New Orleans Chapter of N'COBRA

504.324.2370 or 504.361.3089

Friday, 25 June 2010

9:00am – 10:30am

Ancestral Acknowledgment (ceremony at Reynes Street on Riverfront)

11:00am (tentative; exact time & place TBA)

Press Conference

12:00pm (Conference Site Registration begins)

12:00pm – 3:00pm

National Board of Directors Meeting

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Opening Plenary — United Voices for Reparations

Welcoming comments ................................... National Co-Chairs

Solidarity statements (with invited speakers) Conference Host

Guidelines Conference Host

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Katrina Tribunal Report …............................ Kwamé – Osagyefo Kalimara

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Edu-tainment : “Tribute to Reparations Leaders” ($10 in advance, $15 at door)

...featuring keynote speeches and in-kind entertainment (open mike style).

Saturday, 26 June 2010

8:00am (Conference Site Registration begins)

Internal Voices (National Commissions Meetings)


Regional Caucuses

Membership breakout into five sessions led by their respective Regional Representative; foreign attendees meet with International Affairs Commission.

11:00am – 12:15pm Lunch

12:30pm – 3:15pm

National Voices (Afternoon Plenary)

Board of Directors explains the structure and functions of N'COBRA, and responds to audience questions. Annual National Meeting is held; election of new officers.

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Rising Voices

Newer members meet with N'COBRA Executive Committee to express their concerns, expectations, and understandings regarding N'COBRA.

Say It Loud!

Veteran organizer, Min. Ari Merretazon, leads a workshop on building effective media relations.

Global Voices of Reparation Movements (time may be extended, as needed)

Histories, overviews from various International Reparations Movements will be presented to explore cooperations and collaborations (led by S.K. Shabaka and QM Dorothy Lewis)

5:15pm – 6:45pm

Technology Talks

Using the Internet and free computer software to spread the reparations message (led by Ukali Mwendo).

Emerging Voices

Tactics, techniques and tricks for attracting new members (led by James Rodgers III)

Money Talks

Fund-raising ideas for building a local chapter treasury (led by Aletha Strong)


Secondline Parade to Frederick Douglass High School (coordinated by Albert “Chui” Clark)

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Jump & Shout for Reparations!

A traditional New Orleans-style “secondline” parade followed by a town-hall meeting with local residents who are rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Topic focus: the right of return

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Sunrise Yoga (led by Jumoke Ifetayo)

10:00am – 12:00pm

Summary & Closing Session

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 4:00pm Healing Circles (Male and Female)

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