Culture as a Weapon: A Conversation with Emory Douglas & Ziad Abbas

SOUL Sunday School presents
Culture as a Weapon: A Conversation with Emory Douglas & Ziad Abbas

2-4pm
Sunday, January 20, 2013
1904 Franklin Street (@19th Street) Suite 904
Oakland

SOUL Sunday School presents
Culture as a Weapon: A Conversation with Emory Douglas & Ziad Abbas

2-4pm
Sunday, January 20, 2013
1904 Franklin Street (@19th Street) Suite 904
Oakland

SOUL invites you to join us for a Sunday School on art, culture, and national liberation in conversation with movement veterans Emory Douglas and Ziad Abbas.

Emory Douglas served as the Black Panther Minister of Culture from 1967 until the early 1980s, overseeing publication of the national Party newspaper from Oakland, CA and producing some of its most memorable artwork. His iconic images reached hundreds of thousands of people in neighborhoods across the US, exposing the state’s war on Black communities and promoting Black resistance as the only dignified choice for achieving rights and justice.

Active for decades in the fight for Palestinian liberation, Ziad Abbas co-founded Ibdaa Cultural Center in 1994 in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, the occupied West Bank where he was born and raised. In the face of repeated attacks and attempts to shut it down, Ibdaa set out to cultivate a new generation of freedom fighters committed to Palestinian liberation and defending the right of return. The center opened new space for practicing traditional Palestinian dance, hip hop, and media production and has brought performances celebrating Palestinian identity and resistance to hundreds of audiences inside and outside the camp.

Join us for an afternoon of dynamic discussion as Emory and Ziad reflect on the historical moments that gave rise to their efforts, lessons from serving the movement with cultural work, and ideas on the role of art in bringing everyday people into the struggle for self-determination.

RSVP to info@schoolofunityandliberation.org. Spanish translation and childcare provided upon request; please request by Wednesday, January 16.

*image is commissioned reprint by Taller Tupac Amaru of 1969 artwork by Emory Douglas

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