Bobby Seale and Chinaka Hodge at the Oakland Museum

Two Generations of Black Struggle

When: January 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Where: The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. OMCA is situated between downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt.

blackpanthersatThe day after the new US President is sworn in, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale, will share his stories, his reflections, and his strategies of the politics of the revolution, with Oakland’s poet, educator, playwright, and screenwriter, Chinaka Hodge. Tickets are $20 (all ages) and $18 for Members. Gallery admission purchased separately. Advance tickets will be available.

Bobby Seale is the original 1966 Founding Chairman & National Organizer of the Black Panther Party (BPP), USA. Defining himself as a revolutionary humanist, Seale has remained a social change activist for over 50 years. Seale began his African and African American history research advocacy in the 1962 spring semester at Merritt College in Oakland California. Seale continues to network with many former BPP members across the US and continues to hold Advisory Board member status in the National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party (NAABPP) and East Side Arts Alliance.

Chinaka Hodge is a poet, educator playwright and screenwriter. Originally from Oakland, California, she graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in May of 2006, and was honored to be the student speaker at the 174th Commencement exercise. Chinaka was a 2012 Artist in Residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, CA. In early 2013, Hodge was a Sundance Feature Film lab Fellow for her script, 700th & Int’l. Since its early days, Chinaka has served in various capacities at Youth Speaks/The Living Word Project, the nation’s leading literary arts nonprofit. During her tenure there, Hodge served as Program Director, Associate Artistic Director, and worked directly with Youth Speaks’ core population as a teaching artist and poet mentor. Her poems, editorials, interviews and prose have been featured in Newsweek, San Francisco Magazine, Believer Magazine, PBS, NPR, CNN, CSpan, and in two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry.

Seating is limited. Advance tickets required.

Tickets: $18 OMCA Members, $20 public. Gallery admission purchased separately.

For more information go to Oakland Museum of California

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