It seems that we only come together when something happens. When there is a situation that has occurred, a tragic event, And shorty after we come together, we fall off and are back to are normal routine. For example the cases such as Jena 6, Trayvon Martin, Hurricane Katrina. We mobilized quickly when these things happened but after a while forgot about them.
We have to get in the habit of Constant mobilization.
Constant: continuing without pause or letup; unceasing
Mobilization: assemble or to organize
I like the idea of constant mobilization because it ensures us that no matter what is going on or happening that there is a group and will always be a group of people working day in and out.
So that when things do happen and people are ready to build and organize there is already a team of people ready to lead those who have not been active.
We have to knock out the habit of organizing and mobilizing in moments. Because when the moment is over with or when the media is done covering it that’s what it has become just a moment. When in reality most of the time they are much more than monuments and deserve more than just a moment of our attention.
The Hip Hop Party has demonstrated Constant Mobilization since being founding in early 2011. Running candidates for city office, fighting to end stop and frisk & other unjust laws, holding our event series the Political Hot Spot, youth work though Philly Stand Up, North Philly Peace Park community garden, Organizing various actions for police brutality victims, building international relationships with ppl in Sierra Leone and Canada, Educational programs and alternative model school classes.
One of our six focus areas on which our work is based is Mass Mobilization and Education of the People.
Millions of everyday people must be educated to their fundamental humanity and worth. People should be supported, aided, and encouraged in their struggles to improve their lives and those of their loved ones. The Hip Hop Party for the People will always base our work on the mood, desires, and wishes of the community. To educate and mobilize the people into a tremendous movement for social transformation, the Hip Hop Party for the People believes in the development of the People’s Power. We believe we can achieve this through Door to Door Community Organizing, the tactics of Non-Violent Direct Action, and challenging unjust laws. The Hip Hop Party for the People believes informed participation in the affairs of one’s own community is the highest form of citizenship.