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“The First Rainbow Coalition” – Indie lens pop-up free pre-film screening
January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The San Lucas United Church of Christ, Independent Lens, and WTTW Channel 11, cordially invite you to attend an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening and discussion, of the film, The First Rainbow Coalition. The film screening will be held on Thursday January 23, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at the church facilities, located at 2914 West North Avenue.
This film will premier on Monday January 27, 2020 on PBS stations nationwide – at 9:00 p.m. on WTTW Channel 11 Chicago , as part of the Independent Lens Series.
ADMISSION TO THE PRE-SCREENING IS FREE, HOWEVER YOU MUST REGISTER/RSVP at (773) 486-8624 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special guest IS Omar Lopez, Who served as the Minister of Information, Young Lords Organization.
The film covers the period in 1969, when the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latinx Young Lords Organization and the southern Whites of the Young Patriots organization. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition. The movement created a permanent shift in Chicago politics and an organizing model for future activists and politicians across the nation.
For more information, you can also contact San Lucas United Church of Christ @ (773) 227-5747 or email@example.com