From Maryland Green Party <[email protected]>
Subject Assembly Keynote Speakers: Ajamu Baraka, Kali Akuno, and Marsha Coleman-Adebayo
Date May 23, 2020 10:41 PM
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We are excited to announce our three keynote speakers for the 2020 State Assembly <[link removed]>.

Ajamu Baraka is the National Organizer and National Spokesperson for Black Alliance for Peace. He was the Green Party nominee for Vice President in 2016. Baraka served as the founding executive director of the US Human Rights Network, a national network that grew to over 300 U.S.-based organizations and 1500 individual members. In 2019, the US Peace Memorial Foundation awarded Baraka with the US Peace Prize <[link removed]> for his activism against militarism, and imperialism as well as his work for peace.

Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson which advocates for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership. He is the Director of Human Rights Education at the U.S. Human Rights Network as well as an organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo is an author, scholar, whistleblower, and civil rights leader. She is chair of the Macedonia Baptist Church’s social justice ministry and a member of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition.  She was a senior policy analyst at the EPA where she exposed how mining vanadium in South Africa was harming the environment and human health. The EPA retaliated against her for this action for which she successfully sued the agency. This resulted in the passage of the Notification of Federal Employees Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR Act) which protects whistleblowers. She received her doctorate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Due to COVID-19, our annual State Assembly will be conducted virtually.

To engage in the virtual State Assembly, registration is required to get the Zoom invite to be able to participate. Once registered, participants will be sent the proper information to access the Zoom Video Conference.



The Assembly will be a three hour program with keynote speakers, party business, and four organizing sessions. We expect the program to go from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Saturday May 30th.

Assembly Itinerary:

I.Procedural session

- Announcement of New Officers
- Announcement of Preliminary Presidential Preference Vote Results
- Ballot Access update
- Information about participating in the online Presidential Nominating Convention.

II. Organizing Sessions

- Transit 
- Immigration
- Why We Need The Green Party in the 2020’s
- Labor

III. Keynote Speakers

- Ajamu Baraka
- Kali Akuno
- Marsha Coleman-Adebayo


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