THE 3RD ANNUAL SEATTLE BLACK PANTHER FILM FESTIVAL
March 2-5, 2008
ARK LODGE CINEMAS & NORTHWEST FILM FORM
Featured speaker - Mama C
The Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its founding in 2018 with a yearlong schedule of events around the theme of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
This year, the committee is hosting its 3 d Film Festival in support of the United African Alliance Community Center (UAACC) in the village of Imbaseni, Tanzania founded by former Panthers Pete and Charlotte “Mama C” O’Neal. The UAACC is a center focusing on healing the community by providing a diverse array of free art, music, film and other classes to members of the community and is entirely run by local Tanzanians.
The BPP 3rd Film Festival is part of the 24th Anniversary of the UAACC HEAL the COMMUNITY Spring TOUR 2020 in the United States and will feature Charlotte Hill O’Neal, aka Mama C, writer/poet, visual artist, musician, healer, longtime community activist and Director of UAACC based in Tanzania, East Africa.
The BPP 3rd Film Festival will have a Kick Off Event on Monday March 2nd, 2020 from 7:30p – 9:30p at Arc Lodge Cinema in Colombia City featuring a performance by Mama C with selections from her latest CD followed by 2 films, WAREJEAJI: Those Who Have Returned and Mama C – Urban Warrior. On March 4th and 5th 2020 from 7:30 -9:30p The BPP 3rd Film Festival continues at the North West Film Forum at 1515 12th Ave.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT
Saturday, November 10, 2018
RAINIER BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Featured speaker - BOBBY SEALE
Presented by the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary Organizing Committee, the Youth Empowerment Summit(YES) for Leadership, is a one day summit bringing high school students from across the county to learn from past and present organizers to support youth in speaking to the issues facing their generation. Focus for the summit will be dedicated to developing strategic solutions.
The summit offers 3 workshop tracks consistent with the anniversary themes:
Yesterday - learning from seasoned community organizers including a variety of local activists, revolutionaries and community organizations.
Today - workshops looking at activism today and the issues that face this generation from contemporary activists and youth leaders including community leaders Nikkita Oliver, Wyking Garret among others representing college BSU and student leaders doing today's work
Tomorrow - discussions and workshops geared toward organizing young people into action groups addressing the issues they feel most relevant and urgent for their generation.
FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROVIDED
10:45 AM - 4 PM @ Rainier Beach High School
8815 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
POWER TO THE PEOPLE: SEATTLE BLACK PANTHER PARTY AT 50
CLOSES NOVEMBER 27, 2018
NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
2300 SOUTH MASSACHUSETTS ST, SEATTLE
THIS MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBIT COMMEMORATES THE ORIGINS, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND LIVING LEGACIES OF THE SEATTLE CHAPTER OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY
THESE PLACES MATTER TO OUR COLLECTIVE HISTORY
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SHARE YOUR MEMORIES OF SEATTLE CHAPTER BLACK PANTHER PARTY SITES
2018, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Chapter Black Panther Party (SCBPP). There is a swell of interest in the Seattle community to move forward with local historic landmark nominations for three SCBPP sites located in the Central Area. Through a collaboration of SCBPP, the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, and 4Culture’s Beyond Integrity working group, research and groundwork is underway to prepare nominations of all three sites.
1st SCBPP Headquarters – 1127 ½ - 34th Ave Seattle, WA (1968-1969)
The People’s Wall – 173 20th Ave Seattle (1969-1972) The building at this location was razed. This was home to the 2nd SCBPP Headquarters and the Sidney Miller Free Medical Clinic. Only a portion of The People’s Wall remains.
3rd SCBPP Headquarters – 169 19th Ave Seattle (1972-1978) The Sidney Miller Free Medical Clinic moved to this location prior to its transitional collaboration with Country Doctor Community Health Centers that would eventually be renamed, Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center. Carolyn Downs was a SCBPP member and worked tirelessly in support of the clinic.