Elaine Brown calls for volunteers for the Black Panth

Elaine Brown calls for volunteers for the Black Panther Party's 50th anniversary

Editor's Note: below you'll find a message from Ms. Elaine Brown, former Chairwoman of the Black Panther Party

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As you probably know by now, this coming October marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party.  Iā€™m a member of the ad hoc committee of former Party members hosting events commemorating the anniversary, in Oakland, California, from October 20 -23rd.  Our main venue is the beautiful, 7.5 acre Oakland Museum of California.

The theme of the commemoration is "Where Do We Go From Here?"  With that in mind, we will showcase workshops and panel discussions on the ideology, history and legacy of the Party.  And, there will be music and art and photo exhibits and film showings--and a gala commemoration dinner on October 22nd in the Museum's magnificent garden.

This is my invitation to you to come out and participate in this conference, enjoy our wonderful dinner and gala, advertise in our souvenir program book.  For more information and to purchase tickets or an ad in the souvenir book, please visit our website: www.bpp50th.com.

In the meantime, I hoping you'd be interested in volunteering to support the commemoration.  We need people in security, hosts/hostesses, guides or other positions.  If you want to volunteer, we're having a meeting this Saturday, September 17th, at 11:00 am, Met West High School, 314 East 10th Street, Oakland, just show up!

Hope to see you Saturday--and, definitely, in October!

Elaine Brown

BPP 50th Host Committee