Redefining Black Power: Reflections on the State of Black America
Barack Obama made history in 2008 when he became the nation's first African American president. His victory stood on the shoulders of black freedom fighters throughout history, but what has his presence meant for black America as we gear up for the next presidential election?
In its first book project, the Pacifica Radio Archives has teamed up with City Lights Books to produce Redefining Black Power: Reflections on the State of Black America. With contributions from Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow), Van Jones (former White House Green advisor and President of 'Rebuild The Dream') and Dr Vincent Harding (founder of Veterans of Hope and script writer for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ), Redefining Black Power addresses some of the key issues for black america; mass incarceration, media portrayal, the role of black leadership, democratic participation and economic disparity.
Join the Pacifica Radio Archives and KPFA for two special events
Wednesday February 8th, 2012
The Museum of the African Diaspora, City Lights Publishers and KPFA present an evening in conversation with international journalist and editor of the new book Redefining Black Power: Reflections on the State of Black America, Joanne Griffith.
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street (at Third),
San Francisco, CA 94105
Thursday February 9th, 2012
Join a special panel discussion on the role of activism in the Age of Obama at:
3900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way,
Oakland, CA 94609
Guests: Hodari Davis, National Program Director for Youth Speaks and Dereca Blackmon, Social Justice Activist.
For more details go to www.redefiningblackpower.com