Join us for a free screening and discussion of The First Rainbow Coalition, a new documentary by Ray Santisteban, followed by a discussion with Jennifer Klein and Ferentz Lafargue.
The First Rainbow Coalition explores the history and legacy of a groundbreaking, multiethnic alliance of community groups that changed the face of Chicago politics. In the late 1960s, the Chicago Black Panther Party formed alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots. Banding together to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102
63 High Street
LOCAL PARTNERS: CPTV, the Yale Film Study Center, and the Yale African American Affinity Group.
What is Indie Lens Pop-Up?
Featuring upcoming documentaries from the Peabody Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Indie Lens Pop-Up is presented in Connecticut by the Yale Film Study Center, CPTV, and PBS's Independent Lens.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.