REE EVENT FOR HARINGEY'S BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMME
Seize The Time: Celebrating 50 Years of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence (1966-2016)
To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence (1966 - 2016), Black History Studies presents a day of film screenings, debate and a Black Cultural Market to celebrate the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence and asks the question ‘how is the Black Panther Party 10-point programme relevant to the progressive activism of today.
We will be screening the following films Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, All Power to the People: The Black Panther Party’ and Cointelpro 101 with discussion with activists from the UK.
Free Admission. Donations are encouraged and gratefully accepted.
Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El Shabazz @ 10:30am
Considered one the of 20th Century's most charismatic and controversial civil rights leaders, Malcolm X wielded extraordinary power influencing the way American society perceived the role of the Black Man during his short political life. This film traces the incredible odyssey from a Harlem street hustler to a militant Muslim convert.
All Power to the People: The Black Panther Party @ 12pm
Archival footage is combined with interviews, from ex-CIA officer Philip Agee, journalist/filmmaker Gordon Parks, and former FBI Special Agent W. Swearingen to various Panthers and political radicals.
The film covers slavery, civil-rights activists, assassinations in the '60s, and it explores methods used by police, the FBI, and the CIA to divide and destroy the key figures in the Black Panthers. The film expands beyond the Panther history to more recent times, covering Reagan-Era events, privacy threats from new technologies and the failure of the War Against Drugs.
Cointelpro 101 @ 2pm
Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter INTELigence PROgram carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government's crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand, with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for the present and future.
This event will take place on SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2016 from 10pm to 4pm.
Doors open at 10am.
This event will be held at Wood Green Central Library, 187-197A High Road, Wood Green, London N22 6XD. Approx 5 mins walk from Wood Green Station (Picadilly Line). Buses Buses 29, 67, 121, 123, 141, 144, 184, 221, 230, 232, 243, 329, W3, W4 stop nearby.
Admission will be FREE. Donations would be appreciated.
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