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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Book Signing & Opening Reception for our 5th annual Black Panther Party Film Festival w/h Alondra Nelson

Book Signing & Opening Reception for our 5th annual Black Panther Party Film Festival
Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center Thursday 9/26 @ 6pm        
310 W 43 rd St New York, NY 10036
 Alondra Nelson's “BODY AND SOUL” wins American Sociological Association section book award
Body and Soul receives the ASA's Race, Gender and Class Section's 2012 Distinguished Book Award
Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination by Alondra Nelson has been chosen as a co-winner of the ASA Race, Gender and Class Section's 2012 Distinguished Book Award. The award will be presented at the Race, Gender, and Class reception at the American Sociological Association meeting in Denver, CO, on Aug. 17th, 2012.
Between its founding in 1966 and its formal end in 1980, the Black Panther Party blazed a distinctive trail in American political culture. The Black Panthers are most often remembered for their revolutionary rhetoric and militant action. Alondra Nelson deftly recovers an indispensable but lesser-known aspect of the organization’s broader struggle for social justice: health care.
The Black Panther Party’s health activism—its network of free health clinics, its campaign to raise awareness about genetic disease, and its challenges to medical discrimination—was an expression of its founding political philosophy and also a recognition that poor blacks were both under served by mainstream medicine and overexposed to its harms. This legacy—and this struggle—continues today in the commitment of health activists and the fight for universal health care.
Alondra Nelson teaches sociology and gender studies at Columbia University. She taught previously at Yale University, where she received the Poorvu Family Award for teaching excellence. Her book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination was published in Fall 2011. She is also an editor of Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life. Her essays, reviews and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Guardian (London). In 2011, she was a senior fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany. A transplanted Californian, she lives in New York City.
             Also Featuring:  Jamal Joseph, his book is called "Panther Baby",
We Are Our Own Liberators and Exiting the Prism by Jalil Muntaqim Jalil will be represented by the NYC Jericho Movement
Kekla Magoon, writer of two books “The Rock and the River” and                    “Fire in the Streets”
Maroon the Implacable: “The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz”  Maroon will be represented by his son Russell Shoatz III
Rosemari Mealy Author of “Fidel and Malcolm   

Special Guest Ngoma
We invite you to help us celebrate our 5th year   
Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY                                                                        Free Admission   Rsvpjohnson,bill710nyc@gmail.com
$10 validated parking available

BJ {William M. Johnson}
The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.

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