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Film: The First Rainbow Coalition

January 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Guest speakers:

Sponsored by ITVS, Busboys and Poets, WHUT. Community Partner: Institute for Policy Studies, and Women In Film & Video.


Busboys & Poets – 14th & V
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
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