Film Series sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies
Films will be held in the Center for Africana Studies (located in the lower level of Marcus White)
COINTELPRO 101 Tuesday, April 10, 6:00pm
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym, but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the governments wars and repression against progressive movements. COINTELPRO represents the state's strategy to prevent movements and communities from overturning white supremecy and creating racial justice. COINTELPRO is both a formal program of the FBI and a term frequently used to describe conspiracy among government agencies - local, state, and federal - to destroy movements for self-determination and liberation for Black, Brown, Asian, and other indigenous struggles, as well as mountaining an institutionalized attack against allies of these movements and other progressive organizations.
The Black Power Mixtape Wednesday, April 11, 6:00pm
During the Rise of The Black Power Movement in the '60s and '70s, Swedish Television journalists documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, and Black Panther Party founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this rarely seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available. Director Göran Hugo Olsson presents this mixtape, highlighting the key figures and events in the movement, as seen in a light completely different from the narrative of the American Media at the time. Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Abiodun Oyewole, John Forte, and Robin Kelley are among the many important voices providing commentary, adding modern perspective to this essential time capsule of African-American history.