The REIMAGINING DEMOCRACY Series embraces, embodies, and promotes a concept coined by actor Danny Glover that calls for a new generation of leadership to carry forth the tradition of struggle that have resulted in significant social transformations in America; transformations that likewise energized movements in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Black on Black Compassion (BBC) is dedicating this series to individuals, organizations, and events that, in their actions and focus, model collective responses to systemic issues in hopes that BBC can become a part of this tradition, particularly as it relates to enhancing the lives of people of African descent.
The initial edition of BBC’s REIMAGINING DEMOCRACY Series features a panel discussion hosted by The New School of Public Engagement and Haymarket Books discussed Göran Olsson’s book The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975. Moderated by School of Media Studies Assistant Professor Michelle Materre, the panel included: actor/activist Danny Glover, who co-produced the accompanying film; law professor/lecturer Kathleen Cleaver, former leader in the Black Panther Party and wife of the late Elridge Cleaver; and civil rights activist Brian Jones.
The history retold through The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 has a number of implications for collective societal change today. We recommend that persons interested in participating in Black on Black Compassion view the videos below and comment on this question:
What insights can we draw from The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 that will enable BBC to fulfill its mission to work on practical solutions that enhance the lives of people of African descent?
Trailer – Independent Lens
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Black on Black Compassion is in its early stages of development on The LowdCrowd Network. To fulfill the mission, we will focus on practical solutions, beginning with five projects/initiatives. We’re looking for people to lead BBC as well as a broader BBC membership of individual that are committed to change. Help us make this happen by registering to The LowdCrowd Network and joining BBC. We will host a series of video conference calls to discuss BBC in further detail.