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Summer Fund Drive Special: In Conversation with Bobby Seale and John A. Powell

For the first part of the program, Bobby Seale explodes the myth of the armed street gang promulgated by Ronald Reagan and J. Edgar Hoover. The Panthers were a group of professional, semi-professional, and college students who formed this anti-segregation, broad-spectrum civil rights movement whose legal use of arms Bobby would substitute for video cameras in 1995.

And lastly John A. Powell explores central ideas in his most recent book Racing to Justice, which provides an outline for laying claim to our shared humanity amidst attitudes and institutions that promote and perpetuate social suffering. Although there is much work to do regarding the redemption of the American promise of equality for all, Racing to Justice begins the conversation that actively promotes an inclusive democracy. John A. Powell is a Professor of Law, African American Studies, and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where he is the director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.

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