Focus In! Film Series and ITVS present The First Rainbow Coalition

Focus In! Film Series and ITVS present The First Rainbow Coalition

Date and Time

Jan 22, 2020 6:30 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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Description:

Join Busboys and Poets Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community for screening and discussion of the film The First Rainbow Coalition.

In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form a multi-ethnic coalition with the Young Lords Organization and the Young Patriots. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America, the Rainbow Coalition changed the face of 1960s Chicago politics and created an organizing model for future activists and politicians.

Featured Speakers:

Jonathan W. Hutto, Sr., Empower DC

Zillah F. Wesley II, Poor Peoples Campaign

Sponsored by ITVS, WHUT, IPS and Women In Film & Video.

Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community is a Busboys and Poets-produced monthly film series that screens films with a focus dedicated to social justice, peace, art, music, and/or community value.

Event is Free, but RSVP Requested:  Click here to RSVP!

Seating is first come first serve for this event. Full service provided.

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