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OAKLAND–Black Panther History: Where do we go from here?
February 9, 2019 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 amFree
Saturu Ned OAKLAND– Black Panther History: Where do we go from here? In honor of Black History Month, join us for a deep listening session with Saturu Ned, educator, community architect and a former member of the original Black Panther Party. How can the Panthers’ revolutionary message inform today’s organizers and activists? Saturu Ned will lead an interaction conversation about the BPP organization, methods, and the Ten-Point Party Platform. Saturu continues the ideology and practice of Real Power to the People through his work to reestablish the connection of the proven process and application of creating self-sufficiency, self-determination and economic freedom for our families, friends and our communities. This workshop is the first in a series of skill-sharing sessions for the North Oakland community. Saturu Ned (the known as James Mott) joined the Black Panther Party in 1968 while attending Sacramento City College. He was a member of the Black Panther Party singing group called the Lumpen and was an award-winning Oakland Community School and Learning Center that was started and run by BPP members. His new venture Black Panther Power, a Black Panther apparel and retail company, will address conditions of the community and create a stable foundation for development by putting 100% of sales revenue into the Knowledge to the People Fund. This fund will support the basic needs of the people who reside in communities that are without an economic infrastructure or foundation. We call these projects modern day Survival Programs. This is an unprecedented launch of a socially responsible company whose sole purpose is to stabilize and rebuild communities. This workshop is part of Commons Archive, a permanent neighborhood memory bank housed at North Oakland’s Golden Gate Branch Library. Initiated in 2016 in response to profound demographic shifts impacting this community, Commons Archive includes materials, special programs and installations throughout the library. Commons Archive honors neighbors’ multiple roles as participants, narrators and creators of the many histories of this dynamically changing area. To learn more about the project, please visit www.commonsarchive.net Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2 pm – 4 pm Golden Gate Branch Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA This event is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Project Grant. For more information go to http://oaklandlibrary.org/events/golden-gate-branch/black-panther-party-history-conversation-saturu-ned or contact the library at 510-597-5023. The library is wheelchair accessible. Street parking is available. AC Transit bus 72 stops at the library’s entrance.