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Sunfest at Cobb Park

Submitted by thedockbookshop on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 1:23pm


Summer Kickoff

Saturday, June 1st

Cobb Park-Fort Worth

2600 Cobb Park Dr. Fort Worth, TX

Music - Live Entertainment - Special Guest Speakers - Author Circle - Special Presentations

Food  - Games - and lots more!

VISIT WWW.SUNFESTFORTWORTH.COM OR CALL 817-457-5700 for more information

on Author Booths, Vendor Booths & more!  

Event date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Cobb Park
Fort Worth
31 Status
Women's Network 
Thursday, July 30 
6:30-8p @ The Dock 
The mission of the 31 Status movement is to show women around the world what a Proverbs 31 woman look like in today's generation and to set a standard that will encourage all women to better their lifestyle and mentality. We are not the type of woman today's society define us. We are more than our outward appearance. 
Come out and find out what's 31 Status is all about.

Click here to RSVP

This Weekend
A Journey Through Africa 
presented by Sol'ar Foundation 
Saturday, August 1
1-3:30p @ The Dock

Come and experience the culture, food, artistic expressions & more of different countries in Africa
Proceeds benefit Soul Sistah College Tour.  

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tribute to Revolutionary Women

4-6 PM 


Black liberationist Assata Shakur, aka Joanne Chesimard, a charismatic young Black Panther in the 1960's who was targeted by J. Edgar Hoover's Cointelpro illegal murderous offensive to neutralize radical Black leaders. She was wounded in a police shootup on the N.J.Turnpike in 1973; falsely convicted of killing a NJ State Trooper; sentenced to Life in prison, she escaped miraculously to find exile and freedom in Castro's Cuba...where she lives to this day.


Sunday, August 16, 2015  

Tribute to the Black Panther Party & Political Prisoners  

4-6 PM

Film :The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation RSVP 

The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation tells the gripping story of Robert King , Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, men who have endured solitary confinement longer then any known living prisoner in the United States. Politicized through contact with the Black Panther Party while inside Louisiana s prisons, they formed one of the only prison Panther chapters in history and worked to organize other prisoners into a movement for the right to live like human beings.Narrated by Mumia Abu-Jamal, The Angola 3 features interviews with former Panthers, political prisoners and revolutionaries, including the Angola 3 themselves, and Bo Brown, Geronimo (jiJaga) Pratt and many others.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Marcus Garvey Birthday Celebration & Tribute

7-9 PM

Film: Marcus garvey RSVP 

Marcus Garvey is Jamaican immigrant who between 1916 and 1921 built what was the largest black mass movement in world history. Black Nationalist pioneer, Marcus Garvey is discussed by contemporaries, historians, family and friends. The film traces his early successes in organizing West Indian contract labor, to the phenomenal rise of his Universal Negro Movement.

"Up you mighty race...accomplish what you will" Marcus Garvey


Monday, August 31, 2015  

George Jackson Tribute & A People's Feast

7-9 PM  RSVP 

George Jackson was jailed ostensibly for stealing 70 dollars. He was given a sentence of one year to life because he was black, and he was kept incarcerated for years under the most dehumanizing conditions because he discovered that blackness need not be a badge of servility but rather could be a banner for uncompromising revolutionary struggle. He was murdered because he was doing too much to pass this attitude on to fellow prisoners. George Jackson was political prisoner and a black freedom fighter. He died at the hands of the enemy.


What is Black August 

"August is a month of injustice and divine justice, of repression and righteous rebellion, of individual and collective efforts to free the slaves and break the chains that bind us"
~Mumia Abu-Jamal

Black August originated in the California penal system to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden. Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County California courthouse on August 7, 1970 as he attempted to liberate three imprisoned Black Liberation Fighters: James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee. George Jackson was assassinated by prison guards during a Black prison rebellion at San Quentin on August 21, 1971 .Khatari Gaulden was a political activist who worked with the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. While in prison, he organized after George Jackson's assassination. Gaulden was killed in the prison infirmary.

During Black August, emphasis is placed on sacrifice, fortitude and discipline. Black August is a time to embrace the principles of unity, self-sacrifice, political education, physical training and resistance. Also Black August is a time to study history, particularly our history in the North American:

  • The first Afrikans were brought to Jamestown as slaves in August of 1619, so August is a month during which Blacks/New Afrikans can reflect on our current situation and our self-determining rights.
  • In 1843, Henry Highland Garnett called a general slave strike on August 22
  •  The Underground Railroad was started on August 2, 1850.
  • The March on Washington occurred in August of 1963
  • Gabriel Prosser's 1800 slave rebellion occurred on August 30
  • Nat Turner planned and executed a slave rebellion that commenced on August 21, 1831.
  • The Watts rebellions were in August of 1965.
  • On August 18, 1971 the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was raided by Mississippi police and FBI agents.
  • The MOVE family was bombed by Philadelphia police on August 8, 1978. 

August is a time of birth: Dr. Mutulu Shakur (political prisoner & prisoner of war), Pan-Africanist Black Nationalist Leader Marcus Garvey, Maroon Russell Shoatz (political prisoner) and Chicago BPP Chairman Fred Hampton were born in August. August is also a time of rebirth: W.E.B. Dubois died in Ghana on August 27, 1963.

The tradition of fasting during Black August teaches self-discipline. A conscious fast is in effect from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Some other personal sacrifice can be made as well. The sundown meal is traditionally shared whenever possible among comrades. On August 31, a People's feast is held and the fast is broken. Black August fasting should serve as a constant reminder of the conditions our people have faced and still confront. Fasting is uncomfortable at times, but it is helpful to remember all those who have come and gone before us, Ni NkanMase, if we stand tall, it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors.


Special Guest Author & Booksigning
Tawana Williams
"UNArmed But Dangerous"
Friday, September 4, 2015
The Dock Bookshop
Dock Calendar & More

Dock Calendar of Events


Mondays 6-7p - TIMBUK Afrikan Fitness Workout Class

Mondays 7-9p - Community Action Group 

Tuesdays 8-10p - Fort Worth Poetry & Open Mic

Thursday - 7-9p - Local Organizing Committee for Million Man March (except on July 30 will meet 8-9:30p)

2nd & 4th Sun 1:30-3:30p - IFA & Astro Spirituality Class

2nd Sunday 4-6p - Soul Sistah Book Club (Will not meet for the month of August)


Special Events 

Thu. Juy 30 - 31 Status Meeting, 7-8p 

Sat. Aug 1 - Journey Through Africa, 1-3:30p

Sun. Aug 2 - Black August Film Series: Tribute to Revolutionary Women Film:ASSATA aka JOANNE CHESIMARD, 4-6p 

Fri. Aug. 14 - Album Section Official Launch Party, 7-9p
Sat. Aug. 15 - Back to School Jam with DJ Oke Doak, 3-5p
Sun. Aug. 16 - Black August Film Series: Tribute to the Black Panther Party & Political Prisoners 4-6p Film: Angola 3
Mon. Aug. 17 - Black August Film Series: Marcus Garvey Birthday & Tribute, 7-9p
Aug. 21-22 - RBG Weekend
Aug. 20-22 - MEGA-FEST Weekend
Aug. 28-29 - Tulisoma "We Read"
Fri. Sept. 4 - Special Guest: Tawanna Williams, UNArmed but Dangerous, 7p
Sept. 11-12 - DFW Literary SoulFest  - SAVE THE DATE!