Sonia Sanchez (born 1934) is a prolific writer, serious, and original. Her poems depict the struggles between black people and white people, between men and women, and between cultures. She became an important voice in the revolutionary social movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
Socialist Scholars 1997
Speakers included: Mimi Abramovitz, Daniel Singer, Harry Magdoff, Istvan Meszaros, Barbara Epstein, Ruth Sidel, Carlos Vilas, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, L. A. Kauffman, Leo Panitch, Hector Figueroa, David Abdulah, Louise Merriweather, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Alexandr Buzgalin, Leith Mullings, Axel Queval, Pap Ndale, Jean-Pierre Page, and "dozens more..."
Robeson event sponsors
Sponsors of the event included poet Amina Baraka, Grace T. Bassett, actress Vinie Burrows, former Peoples Voice editor Marvel Cooke, Councilmember Tom Duane, Attorney Rob Ellis, Assemblymember Roger Green, Gus Hall, Councilmember Bill Perkins, labor unionist Bobbie Rabinowitz, actor John Randolph, Pete Robinson, poet Sonia Sanchez, singer Pete Seeger, labor unionist Chris Silvera, PWW editor Tim Wheeler, New York City Coalition of Black Trade Unionists president Jim Webb and labor unionist Ira Williams.
Black Radical Congress
Individual endorsers of the event included Joseph Buttigieg.
One of the many workshops at the Manifestivity was;
Not In Our Name
In August 2004 Sonia Sanchez a poet endorsed an anti “Bush Team” Protest at the Republican National Convention in New York, organized by Not In Our Name, an organization closely associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party.
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Africa Action involvement
- PWW March 21, 1998, page 2
- Mail Archive website: Communist Manifestivity Conference Schedule, Oct. 28, 1998
- Signers of Campaign to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now