Who We Be: Superpanel Follow-up

Who We Be: Superpanel on Art, Protest, and Racial Justice, April 4, 2015 at the San Francisco Main Library Koret Auditorium. From left to right: Jeff Chang, Alicia Garza, Ben Davis, Elizabeth Travelslight, Christian L. Frock, Steven W. Thrasher

Last Saturday’s Who We Be: Superpanel on Art, Protest and Racial Justice was an outstanding event. Big love and huge thanks to our panelists and the 237 or so folks in attendance. I realize now that in addition to super panelists, the other essential ingredient for any superpanel is a super audience.  Y’all brought something special and generous to the auditorium that day and I hope you found something equally meaningful to bring home with you. For those unable to join us and those who want a review, we’ve done our best to archive the event for you here. Audio documentation, links, and other ways to keep the momentum going are below. Members and their contributions make this work possible. If you can, please consider making a donation by clicking here. Membership contributions are our primary means of financial support. Thanks. Let’s leap!

“We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, “Beyond Vietnam”, April 4, 1967.


If you missed the superpanel, you’ll still get A LOT out of listening to the podcast recording. Many wise and wonderful words were said. Special thanks to Aaron Stienstra and Kate Rhoades for their help with recording and editing this podcast for posterity.

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Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” Delivered 4 April 1967, Riverside Church, New York City.

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Books, Exhibitions, and a Film

By Jeff Chang, published by St. Martin’s Press, 2014. Buy it now → By Ben Davis, published by Haymarket Books, 2013. Buy it now → Published by Chronicle Books with an introduction by Christian L. Frock, 2015. Buy it now →
Hungry Ghosts, presented by AAWAA. Closes April 29 → Hiraeth, by 3.9 Collective.
Closes April 21 →

Longshot Features presents “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

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