First Rainbow Coalition Screening

January 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – January 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

Register for your free ticket:

GPB and Working Films are pleased to partner with the Auburn Avenue Research Library for a free screening of The First Rainbow Coalition ( ).

In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances with the Latinx Young Lords Organization and the white southern Young Patriots. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America, the Rainbow Coalition changed the face of 1960s Chicago politics and created an organizing model for future activists and politicians.

Filmmaker Ray Santisteban will be joined in conversation following the screening with representatives from Georgia StandUP and the Housing Justice League to discuss themes of community organizing, housing equity, multi-ethnic coalition, and community building.

Free to attend, reservation requested.

Parking is also free, directly behind the library. After you park, you must go to the information desk on the first floor to receive your parking pass.

The screening will begin at 6:00 PM, but light refreshments will be served at 5:30 PM.