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Minister/activist Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou visited Syracuse University last night and was a speaker for a National Pan-Hellenic Council panel titled “Injustice for All 2: I Too Am America.”
Rev. Sekou said much of his personal activism is informed by his empathy as a Christian.
“So for me, Michael Brown’s body (laying on the street in Ferguson, Mo for four hours) is [like a] crucifixion at the hands of the state.”
He told students that we are living in the Age of Ferguson, which he described as:
- occupation of public spaces (including die-ins)
- rejection of traditional leadership
- rejection of modernity (starting urban farms, living off the grid, etc).
“The systems of those that came before us [and] fought so hard to become a part of, we don’t necessarily believe they have redeeming power,” he said.