An Evening with Kathleen Cleaver


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For Immediate Release: April 13, 2005

Contact: Dominque Stevenson or the Partnership for Social Justice at

410-323-7200 or 443-570-4830.

What: The American Friends Service Committee and The Partnership for Social Justice to host "An Evening with Kathleen Cleaver"

Where: April 30, 2005 from 7 to 10 pm at the Unity United Methodist Church at 1433 Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore.

Ms. Cleaver, a professor of law at Emory University will speak about her experiences within the Black Panther Party as well as the case of Marshall E. Conway, a local Panther and Vietnam era veteran who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1970. The event will also feature a performance by the Baltimore based jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist and his band. Tickets are 15.00 in advance or 20.00 at the door.

Space is available for vendors; for further information or to purchase tickets please contact Dominque Stevenson at 410-323-7200.

Kathleen Cleaver was the first woman to become a part of the Black Panther Party's decision making body, the Central Committee. She was a major voice in the Black Liberation movement of the 1960's and 1970's. She became the spokesperson for the party; organizing a national campaign in 1968 to free the Party's then minister of defense, Huey P. Newton. Ms. Cleaver continues to speak out against racism and injustice in all it's forms.

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.