Sunday, April 20, 2008

Panel Discussion: When Words are Not Enough at the Henry

Panelists: Larry Gossett, James Gregory, Janet Jones, and Aaron Dixon.
Henry Auditorium Thursday, April 24, 7 PM

Tickets available at the Henry admissions desk April 17. Seating is limited. First come, first served.

During the height of the Civil Rights Movement, photographer Stephen Shames had unprecedented access to the Black Panther Party and captured not only its public face, but also unscripted, behind-the-scenes moments. Shames's work offers an uncommonly nuanced portrait of this dynamic social movement. An exhibition of these images is on view at Odegaard Library to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the student takeover of the administration building at the University of Washington.

This panel program features Seattle activist and co-founder of the Seattle Black Panther Party Chapter Aaron Dixon and King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, who were involved in the early diversity efforts at the University of Washington, will be held at the Henry Art Gallery on the UW campus. Other program participants include Sheila Edwards Lange, UW Vice President for Minority Affairs, and Vice Provost for Diversity, James Gregory, panel moderator and Director, Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project, and Janet Jones who coordinated the Seattle Black Panther Party History and Memory Project.

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