WHUT in partnership with Busboys and Poets Focus In! Film Series present a free preview screening of The First Rainbow Coalition
In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form a multi-ethnic coalition with the Young Lords Organization and the 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.
View a trailer on YouTube. This event is free but please RSVP.
Film and discussion on grassroots coalition building in the fight against poverty in DC. Goals. Challenges. Victories.
Sponsored by ITVS, Busboys and Poets, WHUT. Community Partner: Institute for Policy Studies, and Women In Film & Video.