Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton | December 2, 2013 to January 21, 2014
Monday, December 2
Urban Trauma and Racial Violence: The Murder of Fred Hampton and the Paris Uprisings
Franke Institute for the Humanities, Seminar Room, 1100 East 57th Street, JRL S-118
University of Chicago faculty discuss the political context of black movements during the 1960s-and 1970s and assess the similarities and differences between the urban racial conflict that led to those movements and the growth of racial conflict in contemporary France. Featured panelist are Leora Auslander (History), Michael C. Dawson (Political Science), Judith Hoffman (Cinema & Media Studies) and Thomas Holt (History).
Tuesday, December 3
Study Break Discussion: The Relevance of the Black Panther Party Today
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, 5733 S. University Ave.
Join us for lunch and a discussion with Florian Belle, Franck Di Meo, Axel Gnaman and Charles Michel, French youth performers in Revenir à Chicago/Return to Chicago: Tribute to Fred Hampton.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Office of the Reynolds Club and Students Activities, U of C French Club, and the Institute of Politics.
Wednesday, December 4
Revenir à Chicago/Return to Chicago: Tribute to Fred Hampton
Artists: Jean Michel Bruyère / LFKs-Marseille (U.S. Premiere)
Jean Michel Bruyère and the artist collective LFKs-Marseille present a stunning collection of experimental films, sound and photography installations, and performance happenings in tribute to Illinois Black Panther Party Deputy Chairman, Fred Hampton on the anniversary of his assassination. Bruyère conceived a series of productions on the Black Panther Party titled vitaNONnova in the aftermath of the 2005 uprisings in largely African and Arab immigrant communities in suburban Paris, aiming to explore and dissect the similarities and differences with the 1960s Black Power revolts in the U.S. This is the fifth work in the series and the LFKs' U.S. premiere.
Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd | 6:00-7:45 pm
4 Exhibition & Performance sites:
Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. | 6:00-10:00 pm
"From 2337 West Monroe Street" (film featuring Renisha James)
"It's Now Baby!" (multimedia database)
"Patches of Blue" (audio)
"The Ordeal of Bobby Seale" (photos)
*installation at the Arts Incubator continues through January 21, 2014.
Harold's, 307 E. Garfield Blvd. | 4:00-10:00 pm
"The Best Marxist Is Dead" (live performance by Issa Samb)
First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. | 4:00-10:00 pm
"It's A Class Struggle Goddamnit!" (recorded performance by Che "Rhymefest" Smith)
"Pigs On A Hot Tin Roof" (film)
"The Murder of Fred Hampton Trailer" (film)
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. | 8:00-10:00 pm
"From 2337 West Monroe Street" (film featuring Renisha James)
"I'll Love You So Hard That You Must Get Burned" (film installation)
"Mon Aix" (film)
"Speeches for the Community" (live performance by Florian Belle, Franck Di Meo, Axel Gnaman and Charles Michel)
Shuttle bus service between venues begins at 7:45 pm from the Arts Incubator
Friday, December 6
The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
Logan Center, Screening Room, 915 E. 60th St.
Directed by Mike Gary & Howard Alk.
Discuss this seminal film with Emory Douglas, BPP Minister of Culture; Bruce Dixon, IL BPP member; Attorney Lynn French, IL BPP member; Attorney Flint Taylor, People's Law Office
Saturday, December 7
Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of the Illinois Black Panther Party: How Far Are We from 1968?
Ida Noyes Hall, 3rd Floor Theater, 1212 East 59th Street
A public conversation on the legacy of the IL BPP with invited panelist Congressman Bobby L. Rush, IL BPP Defense Minister; Blair Anderson, IL BPP member; Bruce Dixon, IL BPP member; Attorney Lynn French, and IL BPP member; Dr. Jakobi Williams, Indiana University, author of From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago.
Co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics and the Black Panther Party Illinois CHapter History Project.
Design Apprenticeship Program Fall Exhibition: "Black Panther Party Remembrance"
Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd.
Black Panther Party Remembrance is a tribute to the heroic efforts of the Black Panther Party, created by the Design Apprenticeship students in collaboration with the Urban Gateways' Imagine Main Street program. Through research in methods of place making and the history of the Black Panther Party, students were asked to consider what local public spaces could do for their communities. What emerged was a series of installations that present a chronology of the activity of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. Located inside a vacant Harold's Chicken Shack, Black Panther Party Remembrance is a space developed to celebrate an organization that helped change our nation.
Apprentices: Zerricka Burton, Selena Cartharn, Frederick Emery, Jonathan Grayer, Madise Kemp, Jacarie Martin, Tariq Muhammad, Marcus Pelt, Shahtianna Spikes, and Alexis Stewart
Special performance by Rebirth: A Poetry Ensemble.
Students developed their ideas working closely with arts educator Aquil Charlton, designer Norman Teague, and architects Jeanna Dimaria and Mejay Gula, and IL Black Panther Party members David Lemieux and Billy Dunbar.
Sponsored by Urban Gateways' Imagine Main Street.
*Buses depart for the Arts Incubator at 4:15pm to view Revenir à Chicago/Return to Chicago: Tribute to Fred Hampton by LFKs-Marseille and Black Panther Party Remembrance created by the students in the Design Apprenticeship Program (DAP) with support from Urban Gateways.
This series is presented by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the France Chicago Center, and LKFs-Marseille. Major support provided by the Institut Français, UChicago Arts/Arts Council, Arts + Public Life Initiative, Logan Center Exhibitions, the Office of the VP for Special Initiatives, and the Office of the VP for Civic Engagement. Additional support provided by the Deputy Provost for the Arts, the Deputy Provost for Research and Minority Issues, the Center for International Studies-Norman Wait Harris Fund, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, Cinema and Media Studies, Film Studies Center, the University of Chicago Urban Network, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Human Rights Program, Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities, Institute of Politics and the BPP Illinois Chapter History Project.
Project Curator: Tracye A. Matthews
Project Manager: Dan Bertsche
Fred Hampton Graphic Image © Emory Douglas 1969, courtesy of the artist
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