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George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine: Colonialist Captivity and Revolutionary Struggles
Date Sunday May 15
Time 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Uptown Body & Fender
401 26th St., Oakland
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorAROC / Art Forces
Art Exhibit and Cultural Event to remember Al Nakba, the Black Panthers, and Indigenous Resistance

George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine:
Colonialist Captivity and Revolutionary Struggles

Sunday May 15th | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Uptown Body & Fender
401 26th St., Oakland


The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) and Art Forces invite you to join us on May 15th to remember Al Nabka, the Black Panthers, and Indigenous Resistance. This will be a family friendly event with a community mural painting, cultural performances, roundtable discussion and exhibit.

"George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine” is a traveling multimedia exhibition that expresses the depth of solidarity and closeness between the struggles against colonization in Palestine and around the world. The impetus and title for the exhibit stem from the inspiration Black Panther George Jackson received from Palestinian poet Samih al-Qasim’s poem “Enemy of the Sun.” After Jackson was assassinated in 1971 a handwritten copy of this poem was found in his prison cell. The Black Panther Party shared the classical Palestinian poem in the party’s newspaper, under the assumption it was written by Jackson himself.

May 15th Event Details

Doors open at 4:00pm for the art exhibition and blessing at the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural with traditional Te'o Kalli Mejica Dancers (mural is located directly across the street from Uptown Body & Fender)

OPENING PERFORMERS:
Young Gifted and Black
Silk Road Dabke Troupe
Al Juthoor

SPEAKERS and DIALOGUE with:
Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, AMED at SFSU
Greg Thomas, Black Studies at Tufts University
Emory Douglas, Black Panther Party
Maytha Alhassen, Journalist and PhD Candidate at USC
Tony Gonzales, AIM West
Van Dell, Qilombo


The Oakland exhibit at Uptown Body & Fender is proud to be the second stop for the "George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine" traveling exhibition, and will run through the end of May featuring artists Leonard Peltier, Pedro Alcantara-Herran (Colombia), Jonelle Davies (Miami, Florida), Emory Douglas (African-America & the Black Panthers), Antonio Frasconi (Uruguay), the Inkworks Cooperative (Berkeley, California), Ivan Lopez (San Francisco & Colombia), Malaquias Montoya (Mexico & Mexican-America), Rafael Morante (Cuba & OSPAAAL), Hunger Strikers of the California Prison Movement, Priya Handa, Sharif Zarkout and Nidal El-Khairy. The exhibit also includes political posters from the Abu Jihad Museum for Prisoner Movement in Palestine, and photographs of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and Palestinian resistance.

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Added to the calendar on Thursday May 12th, 2016 9:22 PM

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