The Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter has scheduled a week-long “Youth Activist Camp” for this summer.
A taxpayer-funded professor of pan-African studies at California State University-Los Angeles is organizing the Black Lives Matter summer camp. It’s “free for all Black youth, ages 10-18.”
Anthony J. Ratcliff is the professor behind the Black Lives Matter summer camp, reports Campus Reform.
The “Youth Activist Camp and Resistance Space 2017” will run from June 12 to June 16 (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day), according to a Facebook announcement.
“In addition to learning strategies for organizing social justice campaigns and direct action tactics, the camp will focus on community building, skill-sharing, critical literacy, public speaking,” the Facebook notice says.
The Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles youth vanguard is helping to coordinate the summer camp. “Prior to the start of the camp, we will invite all interested youth participants to a ‘community assembly’ to decide upon curriculum and activities for the week,” the Facebook message explains.
“All youth attendees will be served a breakfast snack, lunch, and afternoon snack.”
The Facebook announcement invites interested youngsters to fill out an online form. The webpage for the form indicates that “BLMLA Youth Activist Camp 2017 Registration is no longer accepting responses.”
The finals words at the end of the Facebook announcement are “EDUCATE * AGITATE * ORGANIZE!!!”
A $10,000 fundraising appeal to bankroll the Black Lives Matter summer camp is not going well. The YouCaring fundraiser — which features a quote by Black Panther revolutionary Huey Newton — has raised just $764.
The Newton quote is: “The young always inherit the revolution.”
On his Cal State Los Angeles webpage, Ratcliff describes himself as “a critical educator and radical historian” who specializes in “Black feminist theory” and “the impact of colonialism, mass incarceration, and deportation on Hip Hop cultural production.”
“When not in the classroom or mentoring students, Dr. Ratcliff is an organizer with Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles, the People’s Education Movement and the California Faculty Association.”
Ratcliff obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the same public school which bestowed a Ph.D. — as well as a graduate degree in advanced feminist studies — upon Melissa Click, the former University of Missouri professor who threatened a student cameraman with mob violence when he tried to cover student protests.
Ratcliff’s Facebook likes include, Anarchist People of Color, The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution, Michael Moore and Krazy for the Kardashians.