Radicals in Black and Brown Print
Written by Robert ID3233   
Wednesday, 17 January 2007 02:20

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History is sponsoring a project that includes, as its central component, an exhibit of photographs, posters, flyers, ephemera and other materials that chronicle the common and connected histories of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Organization.

RADICALS IN BLACK AND BROWN: ¡Pa''lante¡, People’s Power, and Common Cause in The Black Panthers and the Young Lords Organization JANUARY 27 through MARCH 2, 2007.

Throughout the course of their relatively short existence, (1966-1982) the Black Panthers galvanized communities and regularly participated in coalitions with the white Left and other radical groups of color including the Young Lords. The Young Lords Organization (YLO) was a Puerto Rican revolutionary nationalist group, born in the 1960’s, that consciously fashioned itself after the Black Panther Party (BPP) and other Puerto Rican Revolutionary groups and ardently championed the independence of Puerto Rico.

The Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum opening reception and roundtable symposium will take place on Saturday, January 27 at 4 p.m. at the Stone Center. The roundtable discussion will include: Jose ‘Cha Cha’ Jimenez, one of the founders of the Chicago Young Lords; Miguel Melendez, former New York Young Lord and author of "We Took The Streets: Fighting For Latino Rights With The Young Lords"; Denise Oliver-Velez, former Central Committee member of  the New York Lords and former Black Panther; Ahmad Rahman, former Panther and political prisoner, now assistant professor at the University of Michigan at Dearborn.; Iris Morales, former Central  Committee member of the New York Young Lords and director of the award-winning documentary feature ¡Palante! Siempre ¡Palante!; Kathleen Cleaver, former Black Panther, and currently professor of Law at Emory University, and Henry Gaddis, former member of the Illinois Chapter of  the Black Panthers and former liaison between the Panthers and the Young  Lords.

Johanna Fernandez, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon University, will moderate the roundtable with the assistance of Charles Jones,who is considered to be the foremost expert on the Black Panthers, and Darrel Enck-Wanzer, a professor at Eastern Illinois University.

The first 35 symposium attendees will receive a FREE copy of Stokely Carmichael's book "Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael"

We hope that you plan to attend. Please pass this message on to your friends and colleagues.

For additional information about the exhibit, please contact the Stone Center at (919) 962-9001.

For more information please visit www.Hayti.org .