Wednesday, April 4th @ 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.
HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY
My People Are Rising” is a documentary based on the autobiography of a 19 year old Seattle Black Panther captain named Aaron Dixon. The film retraces his journey to Oakland as he learns from influential activists Bobby Seale, Huey Hewton, Elaine Brown and Ericka Huggins. Through his eyes we witness the early forming of the party, the COINTEL PRO operation, the election of the first Black mayor of Oakland and the fall of Huey Newton, and the rise of the first female leader of the party. “My People are Rising” is an unforgettable tale of their triumphs and tragedies, and the enduring legacy of Black Power.