J.R. Valrey

August 27, 2011

J.R. Valrey a well known Bay Area activist, author, and host of “Block Report Radio” is added to the panel for tomorrow, rounding it out to four powerful and respected Black Power intellects. We are honored to have him join Bobby Seale, Ericka Huggins, and Aya de Leon. You can read more about him and his work here:

http://sfbayview.com/tag/jr-valrey/

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Aya de Leon

August 25, 2011

Aya de Leon has been added to our conversation panel Sunday the 28th.

She is a poet, academic, activist, slam-poetry champ and Harvard graduate (she entered at 16). She sees herself as bridging cultural communities, and brings a background in spoken word and hip-hop to her job as a UC Berkeley African American studies professor and coordinator of a campus-to-community partnership called Poetry for the People. She is also the daughter of sculptor-singer Anna de Leon and  blues musician Taj Mahal.

 

Emory Douglas

August 22, 2011

Emory was the official artist of the Black Panther Movement, and was largely responsible for most of its powerful images in the media. He will have some of his art  available for purchase at our event on August 28th. Following are some of his moving and compelling works:

Power To The People

August 21, 2011

Where Black Radicalism as we know it today, all began. Find out how it led here on Sunday the 28th.

Stokely Carmichael

August 19, 2011

Some people say he is the father and originator of non-passive activism. Come to our screening and see him in action and find out if you agree. One thing that is definite, he was one one of the strongest, most intelligent brothers ever born. Read about him here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stokely_Carmichael