Tuesday, 7 October 2008
PANTHER LEGACY - 5pm Sat Nov 8th, Tabernacle, Notting Hill
EMORY DOUGLAS & BILLY X
Darcus Howe, Bashy, Vanessa Walters & Zena Edwards
Saturday, November 8, 2008
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Powis Sq, W11
special guest speakers:
EMORY DOUGLAS - Former Minister of Culture of the Black Panthers; Black Panther/Black Liberation artist and designer of the Black Panther newspaper
BILLY X JENNINGS - Head of the Black Panther Alumni
DARCUS HOWE - Former Panther in Brixton, South London, and broadcaster and journalist
MC BASHY - London's rising star of grime
VANESSA WALTERS - One of Black Britain's best writers and playwrights
ZENA EDWARDS - Mesmerizing poetry, music and singing
The Black Panther Commemoration Committee in England consists of people from different political experiences and backgrounds who came together in the September 2008 united in the belief that the Black Panther Party for Self Defence was one of the most important experiences of oppressed people's social, political and cultural struggle in the West.
As such we have organised the "Panther Legacy" event to recognise the importance of art in revolution and representation.
Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party, is perhaps the person most responsible for conveying the politics of the Panthers into the mass consciousness of Black people in the USA and the oppressed across the world. Emory Douglas' beautiful and striking art-work in the Panther's newspaper conveyed the politics of the movement which embodied the humanity, defiance and revolutionary continuities of oppressed Black people in the US and their support for struggles across the world.
Please join us for a small exhibition of Panther artwork and activities, along with a Q&A with Emory and the head of the Black Panther Alumni and ex-Panther himself Billy X Jennings.
Chair: Sukant Chandan (Sons of Malcolm)
There will be some original panther artwork available on the night to purchase.
This event is a fundraiser for the Panther Alumni projects in the U.S. and the entry fee for the exhibition, Q&A and performance is just £10.
BOOK TICKETS **HERE**
*N.B The seating at this event is limited and tickets will almost certainly sell out. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
For more information check out our website or email us on the address listed.
07709 112 126