San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence (1966 – 2016) Black History Studies presents a series of screenings that look at the role of women in the Black Panther Party in March 2016 for International Women’s Month.
On Wednesday 2 March 2016, Black History Studies presents ‘Assata Shakur: A Biography'
Assata Shakur teaches us in her autobiography that:
"No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free."
For her truth-telling and struggle for Black Liberation the US government has created a bounty for her capture at $2 million.
On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Shakur (fsn) JoAnne Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then charged with murder of a police officer.
Assata spent six and a half years in prison under brutal circumstances before escaping out of the maximum security wing of the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979 and moving to Cuba.
This is an intensely personal and political autobiography that belies the fearsome image of Joanne Chesimard. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hands of government officials
This event will take place on WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH 2016 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
The screening will take place at Public & Commercial Union HQ, 160 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction, London SW11 2LN, (3 minutes walk from Clapham Junction mainline station. Buses to the venue 35, 37, 39, 49, 77, 87, 156, 70, 219, 239, 295, 319, 337, 334, 345, C3, G1). Free parking at the venue.
Doors open at 6.30pm. The screening will start at 7pm.
Food and refreshments will be on sale.
Tickets are £6.50 per person. Children under 16 are FREE.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so don't delay.
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Black History Studies
Black History Studies is a social enterprise company which operates in the interest of the community by offering courses and events in Adult Education.
We aim to empower the African and Caribbean community and enable them to develop self knowledge and identity through Black History and Culture. Black History Studies aim to provide a wide range of courses and activities which will provide people with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Black History and Black Studies.
Check out our website www.blackhistorystudies.com