Black America & 2012 election: What’s at stake? Join the conversation

BY:Jarvis Tyner| October 26, 2012
Black America & 2012 election: What’s at stake? Join the conversation

The presidential debates are over. While the differences of the two major candidates on most issues are stark, where do the candidates stand on the issues faced by African Americans today?

What are the stakes in the presidential election for the African American people? How will the elections impact on the fight for full equality in this country? Can the strategy of racism and divide and conquer be defeated? If so, how?

Join us in a conversation with Jarvis Tyner, CPUSA executive vice chair, who will address these questions and more, as well as take questions from participants.

Phone conference presentation

African American equality & the 2012 election

Tuesday, October 30

8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain, 5 p.m. Pacific

Call (605) 475-4850

Dial access code 1053538# at the prompt

(Long distance rates may apply)

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    Jarvis Tyner is executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA and a long-time member of the party's national board.. He was a founding member of the Black Radical Congress and served on its national coordinating committee for five years.

    Tyner was born in the Mill Creek community of West Philadelphia in 1941 and graduated from West Philadelphia High School. He joined the Communist Party USA at the age of 20. After several years working in various industrial jobs in the Philadelphia area, where he was a member of the Amalgamated Lithographers and the Teamsters union, he moved to New York in 1967 to become the national chair of the DuBois Clubs of America, and later founding chair of the Young Workers Liberation League. He was the Communist Party USA candidate for vice president of the U.S. in 1972 and 1976, running with party leader Gus Hall.

    As a leader of the CPUSA Tyner has been an active public spokesperson against racism, imperialism and war. He has written numerous articles and pamphlets and appears on the media, campuses and in other public venues advocating for peace, equality and the socialist alternative. He currently resides in the Inwood section of Manhattan, N.Y., is married and the father of four adult children and one grandchild.


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