MLK Day 2023

Events Listing

Chicago, ILEl Cajon, CANewark, NJOakland, CAPhiladelphia, PAPortland, ORSan Diego, CASt. Louis, MOWindhoek, Namibia

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Chicago, IL

Location of Action:  4701 S Martin Luther King Dr,
Chicago, IL 60615
Date and Time of Action:  Monday, January 16, 2023, 5:00 pm

Sponsoring Organization:  InPDUM Chicago

  • Contact Name:  Kabula Mutombo
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone:  708-307-7693            

Details of Actions:  Hands Off Black Liberation, Hands Off Uhuru rally and march.

El Cajon, CA

Location of Action:  El Cajon, CA (call number below for location of starting point)
Date and Time of Action:  Saturday, January 14, 2023, 3:00 pm

Sponsoring Organization:  InPDUM

  • Website:
  • Contact Name:  Denzel Draughn
  • Contact Phone:  858-988-9158                                                                                    

Details of Actions:  Join InPDUM organizers for street outreach to get the word out about the Hands Off Uhuru Defense Campaign! Call for location of outreach starting point.

Newark, NJ

Location of Action:  30 Wellington Ave, West Orange, NJ
Date and Time of Action:  Monday, January 16, 2023, 12:00pm

Sponsoring Organization:  Black Is Back Coalition

  • Contact Name: Lisa Davis
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 973-517-1405
  • Facebook Page:                                      

Details of Actions:  


We will begin protesting in front of Federal Building in Newark, NJ and will conclude with a march to the MLK Statue.

Oakland, CA

Location of Action:  Uhuru House / Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605
Date and Time of Action:  Monday, January 16, 2023, 10:00am – 3:00 pm

Sponsoring Organization:  African People’s Education and Defense Fund

Details of Actions:  Join us for historic films and rare footage featuring powerful leaders of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements as we remember those on whose shoulders we stand today.

We will hear presentations about how these movements for our freedom were crushed, how it continues today and how you can be part of it. Join us for this uplifting and inspiring event. Perfect for individuals, families and groups alike.

The second portion of the event is our opportunity to take action, where we get out into the community to distribute information about how people can continue to support the work for African community self-reliance and self-determination.

Looking for the perfect way to honor and celebrate the legacy of MLK? Register today!

Philadelphia, PA

Location of Action:  832 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Date and Time of Action:  Monday, January 16, 2023, 10:00am – 3:30 pm

Sponsoring Organization:  African People’s Education and Defense Fund

Details of Actions:  Build black community economic self-reliance and carry on the movement for African self-determination!

Historic videos, drums, poetry, update from Chairman Omali Yeshitela and what YOU can do today.

Portland, OR

Location of Action:  700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR  97211
Date and Time of Action:  Monday, January 16, 2023, 1:00 pm

Sponsoring Organization:  Don’t Shoot PDX

Details of Actions:  Join Uhuru Movement comrades in Portland who will be present at this event with petitions, propaganda, the Hands Off Uhuru talking points and copies of The Burning Spear newspaper. Uhuru! ✊🏾

Event has been described as follows: “This event is a protest, meant to include everyone as we support and uplift the voices of Black people. We are unapologetic in our movement for Black Lives and we use this event to center the voices of our children, who are most vulnerable to the systemic violations of civil liberties. We want everyone to feel welcome to support and participate in this movement work to uplift the Black family and our entire community. Not many events center the voices of children to uplift the Black community so we reclaim Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day for this purpose. Our children deserve to be centered and celebrated by our diverse community because when we center the voices of our most marginalized then we are truly doing the work of change agents.”

St. Louis, MO

Location of Action:  The Sanctuary, 4449 Red Bud Ave
St. Louis, MO  63115
Date and Time of Action:  Monday, January 16, 2023, 10:00 am

Sponsoring Organization:  African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) Midwest Region

  • Contact Name: Jamaal Abegaz
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone:  314-916-7010                                                                                   

Details of Actions:  MLK Day Press Conference: Black community demands answers on suspicious church burning

On MLK Day, Monday, January 16 at 10AM, Omali Yeshitela, leader of the Uhuru Movement, will be joined by other black leaders and community activists for a press conference in front of the church in North St. Louis that burned down recently under suspicious circumstances.

The Uhuru Movement was under contract to purchase the church building with plans to convert it into a community center. The destruction of the building occurred a matter of months after the FBI violently and militarily raided the home of Yeshitela, which is nearby the church, and seven other homes and offices of Uhuru leaders.

San Diego, CA

Location of Action:  4512 Market Street, San Diego, CA 91977
Date and Time of Action:  Monday, January 16, 2023, 12:00 pm

Sponsoring Organization:  InPDUM San Diego

  • Contact Name: Matsemela Odom
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone:  562-810-2584                                                                                    

Details of Actions:  In addition to our event on Monday, January 16, members of the Uhuru Movement San Diego and Hands Off Uhuru SoCal Committee will hold a demonstration and conduct outreach at the MLK parade on Sunday January 15, 2023 in Downtown San Diego on Harbor Drive.

Windhoek, Namibia

Location of Action: 
Otjomuise Informal Settlement
Windhoek, Namibia
Date and Time of Action:  Monday, January 16, 2023, 6:00 pm

Sponsoring Organization:  InPDUM

  • Contact Name: Vistoh Sabisa
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone:  264 817 054541                                                                                   

Details of Actions:  Formally introducing APSP to the local youthful community through screening of short movie clips and the July 29, 2022 attack on African Peple’s Socialist Party leadership. This will be followed by a discussion on why African liberation leaders are either silenced and/or killed since the forceful imposition of colonialism on the African race globally.

Video clips will be taken from significant/inspiring scenes to convey a strong message. In closing will we watch a full film on the life of one of the African liberation leaders/movements.

Handing out of HOU flyers will conclude the Film night. Uhuru

Organize an event in your city!

As indictments are now imminent, the Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa! Campaign calls on everyone to use the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend (Jan. 13-16, 2023) to hold rallies and events at the federal building in your city to denounce the brutal FBI attacks on Chairman Omali Yeshitela and 7 Uhuru Movement offices and homes that took place on July 29, 2022. You can also hold events to educate the community and fundraisers to win much needed resources for the legal defense.

Submit your event

Fill out this form with information about your event or action in January. Your event will then be listed here on the Hands Off Uhuru website.

The FBI targeted Martin Luther King, Jr.

As many know, the children of Dr. King denounced the FBI’s obsession with King in the years leading up to his slaying in Memphis on April 4, 1968. As part of COINTELPRO Dr. King was subjected to pervasive surveillance, a malicious disinformation campaign and open denunciations by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover which the family believes laid the groundwork for him being the target of an FBI plot to assassinate him.

Let us push back these deadly attacks on Chairman Omali Yeshitela which come in response to his more than 50 years of relentless struggle for the liberation of African people everywhere.

Hands Off Chairman Omali and the Uhuru Movement!

Drop all charges!