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The First Rainbow Coalition

Synopsis

Chicago 1969: Activists from the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and Young Patriots united African Americans, Latinos, and poor whites to confront police brutality and unfair housing practices in one of America’s most segregated cities. A timely story of collective action, The First Rainbow Coalition tells this little-known chronicle of political struggle with insight and urgency using archival footage and interviews with those who lived it.

Screenings

The First Rainbow Coalition: Thu, Oct 24 @ 5:45 pm

Director Ray Santisteban; Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez (Young Lords) and Hy Thurman (Young Patriots); and Henry "Poison" Gaddis and Kathleen Cleaver (Black Panther Party)

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The First Rainbow Coalition: Fri, Oct 25 @ 3:30 pm

Director Ray Santisteban; Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez (Young Lords) and Hy Thurman (Young Patriots); and Henry "Poison" Gaddis and Kathleen Cleaver (Black Panther Party)

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