Thursday, Nov 14, 6:30-8:30 PM

Reel Talk Film Screening of “The First Rainbow Coalition”

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
Getting there
1712 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA

Doors Open at 6:00 PM | Showtime: 6:30 PM Free and open to the public The First Rainbow Coalition | In partnership with Independent Lens | PBS by Ray Santisteban (TRT: 56 minutes) In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances with the Latinx Young Lords Organization and the white southern Young Patriots. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America, the Rainbow Coalition changed the face of 1960s Chicago politics and created an organizing model for future activists and politicians. A panel discussion follows the film. Moderator: Wendy O'Neal, activist and freedom singer Panelists: Malik Rahim, former Black Panther and community activist; Angela Kinlaw, community organizer with New Orleans People's Assembly; Samantha Francois, assistant professor at Tulane University's School of Social Work with a specialization in adolescent development and vulnerability and resilience in African American populations.