Benefit Tribute to Don Rojas

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May 11, 2019, Brooklyn, NY — A special gathering to pay tribute to Don Rojas, one of the great progressives and freedom fighters of our time and to provide financial support for him and family during his courageous fight against bone cancer

May 11, 2019, Brooklyn, NY — A special gathering to pay tribute to Don Rojas, one of the great progressives and freedom fighters of our time and to provide financial support for him and family during his courageous fight against bone cancer

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn, NY, a special gathering was held to pay tribute to Don Rojas, one of the great progressives and freedom fighters of our time and to provide financial support for him and family during his courageous fight against bone cancer.

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Don Rojas has given so very much to the community. Now is time for the community to step up to the plate and give to him in his time of need.

Atty. Nkechi Taifa

It is our Revolutionary Duty to Support Revolutionaries who have spent their lives supporting the struggle for African liberation and the quest for justice for all oppressed people.

Dr. Ron DanielsPresident, IBW21

There is no aspect of the movement untouched by his work as a communicator, journalist or advocate.

Derrick JohnsonPresident & CEO, NAACP

Don is a warrior in the effort to promote international social justice!

Melvin Foote

I donated because this brother has given his life in the fight for human justice.

Rollie Kimbrough

Thanks for your tremendous love and sacrifice dear brother! Get well soon.

Kamm HowardN'COBRA

Don is a revolutionary, a visionary, a committed journalist and a true gentleman who always carried himself with the greatest dignity. I always felt elevated just being in his presence. Get well Don!

John Tarleton

Brother Don is the among the most compassionate, committed brothers fighting for justice and liberation from the Caribbean to the States, to Africa and the entire world. His track record with the New Jewel Movement, the NAACP, The Amsterdam News, The Black World Today to CARICOM to the Institute of the Black World 21st Century is unparalleled.

Rick AdamsChairman, IBW21

I remember once mentioning his name to Gil Noble, a man who interviewed most of our leaders over decades, and he immediately said, "A GIANT of a man.

Todd S. Burroughs

Don Rojas has helped so many with his advocacy over these many years. Grateful to give to help him in this moment of need. Please donate!

Barbara Arnwine

Don has great record as a progressive activist and as a Secretary of the International Organization of Journalists during its heyday in the late 1980s.

Kaarle Nordenstreng

I support those who have dedicated their lives for the betterment of Black and Brown people.

Wanda Sinclair

I donated to this cause because of the service that Don had given in support of the Grenada community.

Theophilus Henry

Don Rojas has been a central part of the movement for human rights and racial justice for many years. I respect him and honor him. I hold his healing in my heart. I say thank you!

Adjoa Aiyetoro

Donated because Don’s work has been instrumental to helping the pan African community connect in an actionable productive way, moving the needle forward

Cherron Perry-Thomas

Brother, hoping you recover soon are able to continue your important contribution.

Sundiata Cha-Jua

I have great respect for the works and life of Don Rojas and want to support continuation of that by any means possible.

Michelle Thomas

I know that Don was one of the people who made a difference in the struggle of the Grenadian people for social justice progress and against poverty and ignorance. I hope I can give again.

Shaka Belfon

Don has fought for justice his whole life (I remember his name from years ago). Now, it's time for Don to receive some justice for his contributions and a whole lot of love!

Susan Farquhar

I am donating to contribute to the effort to help Don in his fight against this dreadful illness. Don is a good man who has done good work to help improve our collective lives in our fight for justice!

Jennifer Clay

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May 11, 2019 — Don Rojas speaks at benefit tribute held for him by family, friends and colleagues.

May 11, 2019 — Karen Rojas speaks at a special gathering to pay tribute to her husband Don Rojas.

May 11, 2019 — Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles delivers the keynote remarks at benefit tribute for Don Rojas.

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Donations Online

Family, friends and colleagues of highly- respected, progressive journalist and activist Don Rojas have launched an international GoFundme campaign to assist Don in raising the resources required to fight a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer. He and his family need our help. Please support this campaign. Use the button above or the following URL: https://www.gofundme.com/help-don-rojas-in-the-fight-of-his-life

Donations by Mail

Please make check payable to: The Don Rojas Medical Fund, 51 Millstone Road, Baltimore, MD 21133

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IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to building the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. to work for the social, political, economic and cultural upliftment, the development of the global Black community and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.