Nov. 16 – Black Panther Party Seattle Chapter Captain Aaron Dixon “in Montreal”

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A Talk by Black Panther Party Seattle Chapter Captain Aaron Dixon
Monday November 16, 6pm
Online via Zoom

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/370006314312637

****Pre-registration required: https://forms.gle/C5HiCaQ7Rsg3xnEq8

Aaron Dixon is a political activist who established the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968, and co-founded the Seattle Area Black Student Union (BSU) in 1967. His book, ‘My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain,’ was published in 2012.

Aaron will speak about the Survival Programs that were launched by the Black Panther Party in 1970 when the economy was very weak following the Vietnam war. In response to the abject living conditions his poor people faced struggling to make ends meet.The Survival Programs supported, educated and uplifted the directly affected people. The objective was to work towards fighting for free medical care, food on every table, education for all and an end to discrimination and racism.

In particular, Aaron will cover the Free Breakfast for School Children program, free medical clinics and free food programs Aaron personally helped set up to care for people in arduous times. In My People Are Rising, Aaron emphasizes: “we were able to define all the tools of oppression that besieged our communities, then transformed those oppressions to the benefit of our communities.”

“All power to the people!” – Black Panther Party

Read more about Aaron https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/dixon-aaron-1949/

Co-sponsored by Hoodstock, QPIRG-McGill, AFESPED-UQAM and Vanier College, Well-Being: Who Cares class. Endorsed by QPIRG-Concordia, GRIP-UQAM.

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Un conférence par Black Panther Party Capitaine Seattle Chapter, Aaron Dixon
Lundi 16 novembre, 18h
Online via Zoom

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/370006314312637

****Pre-registration required: https://forms.gle/C5HiCaQ7Rsg3xnEq8

Préinscription obligatoire : https://forms.gle/C5HiCaQ7Rsg3xnEq8

Aaron Dixon est un militant politique qui a Ă©tablie la section de Seattle du “Black Panther Party” en 1968, et a cofondĂ© le “Seattle Area Black Student Union” (BSU) en 1967. Son livre, “My People Are Rising : Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain”, a Ă©tĂ© publiĂ© en 2012.

Aaron parlera des programmes de survie qui ont Ă©tĂ© lancĂ©s par le Black Panther Party en 1970 lorsque l’Ă©conomie Ă©tait en mauvais Ă©tat après la guerre du Vietnam. En rĂ©ponse aux conditions de vie abjectes auxquelles les pauvres et marginalisĂ©s devaient faire face, luttant pour joindre les deux bouts, les programmes de survie ont soutenu, Ă©duquĂ© et Ă©levĂ© les personnes directement touchĂ©es. L’objectif Ă©tait de lutter pour des soins mĂ©dicaux gratuits, de la nourriture sur chaque table, une Ă©ducation pour toutes et tous et la fin de la discrimination et du racisme.

Plus prĂ©cisĂ©ment, Aaron discutera du programme de petits dĂ©jeuners gratuits pour les Ă©coliers, les cliniques mĂ©dicales gratuites et les programmes de nourriture gratuite dont Aaron Ă©tait personnellement chargĂ© de mettre en place pour prendre soin des gens dans les moments difficiles. Dans My People Are Rising, Aaron met l’accent sur “nous avons pu dĂ©finir tous les outils d’oppression qui ont assiĂ©gĂ© nos communautĂ©s, puis nous avons transformĂ© ces oppressions au profit de nos communautĂ©s”.

“All power to the people!” – Black Panther Party

Pour en savoir plus sur Aaron <https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/dixon-aaron-1949/>. Co-organisĂ© avec Hoodstock, QPIRG-McGill, AFESPED-UQAM et Vanier College, Well-Being: Who Cares class. AppuyĂ© par QPIRG-Concordia, GRIP-UQAM. note: L’invitĂ© s’exprimera en anglais et l’interprĂ©tation vers le français sera disponible.

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