Two Veterans of the Black Panther Party, JoNina Abron-Ervin and Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, will be giving talks on Past and Present Struggles. Starting from 7pm on Wednesday the 16th of October at the Malcolm X Centre.
The Black Revolution
Date & Time: 7pm Wednesday 16th October (talk begins a 7.30pm)
Venue: The Malcom X Centre, 141 City Road, BS2 8YH
Ex US Black Panther JoNina Abron-Ervin, gives a grass roots perspective on the radical elements of the US black power movement, including the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and the Student Nonviolent Organising Committee and Black Panther Party itself. Another Panther veteran, Lorenzo Kom’Boa Ervin, introduces anarchism and the current black struggle; against racism, poverty, and mass imprisonment, for a free and equal society.
Driven by the Movement – Activists of the Black Power Era
Date & Time: 6pm, Thursday 17th October
Venue: Room 1L17, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England
A talk from ex US Black Panther, community organiser and youth worker, JoNina Abron-Ervin about the Black Power Movement and her book: “Driven by the Movement: Activists of the Black Power Era”. JoNina is a journalist, author, retired educator, and was the last editor of the Black Panther newspaper
Antifascist struggle in the U.S. and solidarity cafe.
Date & Time: 6.30pm, food served. 7.30pm talk starts, Thursday 17th October.
Venue: Kebele Social Centre, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, BS5 6JY.
Black Panther veteran, Lorenzo Kom’Boa Ervin talks about the struggle against racism and fascism in the U.S. The Ku Klux Klan is beginning its new push to build a fascist and racist-based mass movement among the white population in the United States. After building and rebuilding itself for the 5th such time since it was created in the 1870′s, this racist terrorist organization is in the midst of its latest re-formation. Seizing upon the election of Barack Obama, the first Black U.S. president, and racial resentments around loss of housing, jobs, and other middle class gains which have effected the American working class with poverty, unemployment, and economic distress, the Klan has been at work scapegoating Blacks and rallying whites around the fascist agenda.
Memphis, Tennessee has been chosen as the first major city where the Klan feels they can take over. However, when they trooped out on March 30, 2013, they were met by over 1,500 anti-Klan protesters who stood for hours in a driving rain, and facing 500 riot police. Learn how the anti-fascist activists beat back the Klan in Tennessee, what they believe the Klan is up to, and how the fascists can be beaten back in every country.
Food from 6.30pm (£2.50 suggested donation per meal)
This is part of a UK wide speaking tour, which includes stops in Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and at the London Anarchist Bookfair.
Entry is Free, Although we request that thoe who can afford to do so donate to help cover the costs.
The Bristol leg is supported by the Malcolm X Centre, Bristol Anarchist Federation, Solidarity Federation, Bristol IWW, Bristol Anti-Fascist Network and others.