AT THE LEFT FORUM SUNDAY JUNE 4th, 3:40pm John Jay College New York City
Must be registered Discounted admission available http://www.leftforum.org
Bob Lee who passed away in March was a member of the Illinois Black Panther Party and was dispatched to build the “Original Rainbow Coalition” with the poor white Young Patriots, Young Lords and Rising Up Angry.
Peggy Terry was a white southern migrant worker who broke from a Klan family history to work with the Congress of Racial Equity and Jobs Or Income Now, while mentoring new generations of activists in Chicago.
This panel of people who knew and worked with Lee and Terry will explore their political legacies and the lessons they hold for those energized by the Black Lives Matter, immigrant defense, and anti-Trump movements.
Jakobi Williams, From the Bullet to the Ballot The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago
Melody James, former member Jobs or Income Now Community Union
Hy Thurman, Young Patriots Organization
James Tracy, Co-author Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times
Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture, Global Women’s Strike
Moderator: Collen Wessell-Mc Coy, Kairos Center NYC