From the desk of Rev. Edward Pinkney
It is our distinct honor and privilege to invite you on behalf of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO) to our Justice Fund Dinner on October 5, 2013, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This event is scheduled to take place at Lake Michigan College 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022.
Our special guest speaker will be actor and activist Danny Glover. We will also be honoring the Black Farmers of America with Rev Al Sampson.
Our community continues to face many challenges. The City of Benton Harbor has an Emergency Manager we call a dictator. The citizens of Benton Harbor and the State of Michigan voted to repeal the controversial State Emergency Manager's hostile takeover law, which attributes this position absolute power.
Benton Harbor is a city which Whirlpool Corporation is gentrifying and attempting to drive all the African Americans out of the city. This city is 93% African American. Roughly 70% of the residents are unemployed, and 90% live below the poverty level.
Rev. Pinkney is a court watcher. He usually attends court daily to observe disparity in treatment among Benton Harbor's citizens. BANCO has gotten criminal cases dismissed within the last two years against innocent defendants, including two murders and several armed and unarmed robberies.
The Justice Fund Dinner is a fundraising event to continue helping people across the country. We are making a request to every person who believes in justice to come and support the City of Benton Harbor and BANCO. If for some reason you cannot attend, please give a donation. The tickets for the Justice Fund Dinner are $50 dollars per guest. Please allow me to thank you in advance.
Rev Edward Pinkney, Director
BANCO Organization, 1940 Union Ave., Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022