Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, is coming to speak at the University of Colorado at the end of February.
Seale's talk will be centered around organizing and building "people power" in today's times, drawing from his experience in the Black Panther Party.
"Just as the Black Panther Party utilized coalition politics, crossing all ethnic, religious, gender, and racial lines, to challenge the capitalist system that does not work for most of us, we — students and community members — must come together and organize to seize the time," read a Facebook post by one of the hosting student organizations, Committee on Rights and Compensation.
The free talk is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 in CU's Mathematics Building, room 100.
Attendees will need a ticket to enter the event, which can be found on Eventbrite. Entry into the talk will be stopped once the room hits capacity, the committee said.
Bags are subject to search and weapons, signs, alcohol and drugs are not permitted.
The Black Panther Party is known for armed citizens' patrol to fight against policy brutality, along with its creation of several community social programs such as the Free Breakfast for Children program and community health clinics.
The following students organizations are co-sponsoring the event: Cultural Events Board, UMAS y MEXA, National Society of Black Engineers, Queer and Trans People of Color, Black Student Alliance, Committee on Rights and Compensation and the International Socialist Organization.
Anyone who requires accommodations for disabilities is asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org a few days in advanced.
Doors to the event open at 5:45 p.m., and the talk will be followed by a discussion.
Seale will be signing and selling merchandise in MATH 170 from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and from 8:10 to 9 p.m.
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