Indie Lens Pop-Up: The First Rainbow Coalition

Event Date and Time: 
Feb 18 2020 - 6:00pm

Please note: Times listed are local times (CT or MT) depending on the location of the event
About this event

“The First Rainbow Coalition” will be screened Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at UNL’s Beadle Center, 1901 Vine St. A community discussion will follow the screening.

“The First Rainbow Coalition” begins in 1969 when the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form a multi-ethnic coalition with the Young Lords Organization and the 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.

The discussion following the screening will be facilitated by Patrick Jones. Jones researches, writes and teaches about the civil rights and Black Power era and America in the 1960s.

Event Location: 
UNL’s Beadle Center
1901 Vine St.
Lincoln, NE 68503
United States
Phone: 4024706512