[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1469637240838{margin-bottom: 70px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”partial list of speakers for Annual Conference” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][dgtfw_team enable_position=”1″ enable_donate=”0″ enable_social=”0″ number=”12″ enable_carousel=”0″ categories=”volunteer”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Omali Yeshitela is the Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party and the founder of the Uhuru Movement. He was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s and later Junta of Militant Organizations before finding the APSP in 1972. He lives in St. Petersburg, FL and was a candidate for mayor of the city.

Glen Ford is Chief Editor for Black Agenda Report and is a distinguished radio-show host and commentator. Ford co-founded the Black Commentator in 2002 and in 2006 he launched the Black Agenda Report. Ford is also the author of The Big Lie: An Analysis of U.S. Media Coverage of the Grenada Invasion.

Kamm Howard is the Midwest Representative for the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations (N’COBRA) and Chair for the Black Is Back Coalition’s Reparations Working Group. He currently lives in Chicago, IL.

Khalid Raheem is a hard-working community organizer in Pittsburgh, PA. Khalid has been involved with numerous local and national initiatives and organizations including: the National Black Independent Political Party, Pittsburghers Against Apartheid, Community Mosque, Inc., the  African American United Front,  the Million Man March Local Organizing Committee, the October 22nd Coalition, Citizens for Police Accountability, Jericho Movement and the Gang Peace Council of Western Pennsylvania. Khalid Raheem He is also the founder of the New Afrikan Independence Party.

Zaki Baruti is the founder of the Universal African People’s Organization (UAPO). He spent years as an educator in the St. Louis Public Schools in St. Louis, MO. Zaki Baruti has served as a coordinator for the Green Party and also ran for governor of Missouri.