Greetings Everyone: Just some FYI info. for October 22nd
The Vault Cafe across the street from the Black Repertory Theater will be a good place to eat breakfast. it is open from 7am.
Margo Rose-Brunson /Esutosin Omowale Osunkoya (Charles Brunson) (Sacramento Panthers) will open up the 45th yr celebration on October 22, with drumming and will do the libations at 10am.
Bobby Seale, Co-Founder will speak at 11am.
Aaron Dixon and Tarika Lewis will MC the Celebration. Aaron is from the Seattle Chapter of the BPP and Tarika was one of the first Sisters to Join the BPP in 1967.
Barbara Cox, wife of Donald Cox, will attend the celebration from Philly. Also from Philly will be Yvonne King. Yvonne worked out of the Illinois Chapter office in Chicago under Fred Hampton and Bob Rush.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee has agreed to attend.
Steve McCutchen will do a roll call on Fallen comrades.
Dr. Small, and Elbert "Big Man" will both talk about the Legacy of the BPP.
The Friday Meet and Greet is around the corner. Don't miss this opportunity to meet, talk and socialize with members of the Original Black Panther Party. Come to Eastside Arts Alliance at 2277 International Blvd. Time will be 6pm to 10pm.
We will have a DJ kicking Old School and recent hits, a live band called "Shuduma" Afro-Cuban music they're hot. We're going to have some spoken work, Sisters singing.
We plan on having a good time, we will have food also.
Police Abuse Panel starts at 1pm at the Black Rep Saturday
Dylma Ortiz/ Stop the Inconjuction Coalition
Andrea Pricett/ Berkeley Cop Watch
Lesley Phillips / Oscar Grant Committee Against Police and State Repression
Jack Bryson / Father of youth who was on the platform with Oscar Grant
Gerald Sanders Moderator
October 22nd SF8 Celebration at African Culture Complex 7pm
October 22nd, 7pm
People's Victory Party for the SF8
762 Fulton Street @ Webster SF
Part of the 45th yr Celebration of the BPP
A note from Elmer Dixon from Europe
I'm currently in Krakaw Poland presenting at an International conference and my presentation today
was titled The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". I then gave them a history of the BPP.
During the talk I played the video version of the song and when I finished the reports from the
breakout groups in which I had the participants explore their roles as Interculturalists in the
current freedom struggles in the world today, I finished by playing Off The Pig. It was great.
On to France next week. I will miss the reunion because I will be in the Netherlands talking to
community groups about the Party on October 20th and 2st before working in Finland.
2012 Black Panther Party Historical Calendars will be available in October.
Order now as we have a limited amount. Calendars contain lots of historical facts and rare
photos from the It's About Time Archives.