Book Talk: Look for Me in the Whirlwind: From the Panther 21 to 21st-Century Revolutions
Date & Time: Thursday, August 6, 2020 @ 6 PM
In 1969, 21 members of New York’s Black Panther Party, founded in an East Village apartment, were rounded up and charged with conspiracy to commit violent acts. A collective autobiography, Look for Me in the Whirlwind, recalls the fallout of those arrests, and the exile, imprisonment, and assassination of Party leaders which followed, as well as the nationwide solidarity resulting from this incredible piece of East Village history. Activists Matt Meyer, Sekou Odinga, and déqui kioni-sadiki, who reprinted the text in 2017, will share rare archival photos, poetry, prose, and first-person narratives focusing on the history of the movement’s founding, the Panther legacy, and its relevance to today’s struggles for justice.