We’ve been very busy since the last posting. Among our activities were a successful musical fundraiser at The Hideout and a presentation about the history of the Rainbow Coalition at Columbia College.
Progress on building the Blues to Bluegrass music organization continue. More details soon.
We have two important upcoming events:
New York City: On Friday, September 9th at 12pm, the Kairos Center for Religion, Rights and Social Justice will hold will hold an online seminar about the history of the Original Rainbow Coalition and its lessons for today. It will be be led by James Tracy, co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times and Hy Thurman, who was a leader in the Young Patriots Organization at the time of the Rainbow Coalition.
Please register at https://kairoscenter.org/original-rainbow-coalition-seminar/ to reserve your place.
Chicago: On September 9th in Chicago the Uri-Eichen Gallery will sponsor a panel discussion on the Rainbow Coalition, then and now. The discussion will begin at 7:30 in the gallery storefront at 2101 S. Halsted. The panel discussion coincides with the opening night of a Rainbow Coalition art exhibit featuring photographs, posters, leaflets, buttons and newspapers.
The emphasis of the panel discussion and the art exhibit will be on the Serve the People programs: Breakfast for Children, Free Legal Programs and Health Clinic: Featuring photographs, posters, leaflets and newspapers from the Black Panthers, Young Lords, Young Patriots, Rising Up Angry and others who accepted the Panther's assessment of social and economic inequalities and used their "Ten Point Program" as a model in their own communities.
Visit the Uri-Eichen Gallery website for more details at http://www.uri-eichen.com/