MY PEOPLE ARE RISING: MEMOIRS OF A CAPTAIN IN THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY

Wednesday, February 26
7:00 in the Hoyt Auditorium
At the University of Rochester
$5-$10 Suggested Donation
No one turned away for lack of funds!

IN AN ERA of stark racial injustice, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to the revolution, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. In his new memoir, he traces the course of his own radicalization and that of a generation. Through his eyes, we witness the courage and commitment of the young men and women who rose up in rebellion, risking their lives in the name of freedom. My People Are Rising is an unforgettable tale of their triumphs and tragedies, and the enduring legacy of Black Power.

About the speaker: Aaron Dixon is one of the co-founders of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. He has since founded Central House, a nonprofit that provides transitional housing for youth, and was one of the cofounders of the Cannon House, a senior assisted-living facility. Aaron ran for US Senate on the Green Party ticket in 2006.

Join us to hear his incredible storyHis book can be purchased here.

Co-sponsored by Rochester Red & Black and University of Rochester Students for a Democratic Society

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