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Rainbow Coalition Panel
A round table featuring members of the original Rainbow Coalition: a multi-racial coalition that formed in Chicago in the late 1960s to work against racism, poverty, and oppression. Representatives from the Illinois Black Panthers Party (Stan McKinney), Rising Up Angry (Michael James), the Young Lords (Antonio Lopez), and the Young Patriots (Hy Thurman) will discuss how the Rainbow Coalition came into existence, the work it accomplished, and its impact and importance on the contemporary moment. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Brian Lovato (Augustana College).
Photos courtesy of the Augustana Photo Bureau + Claire Kovacs
Augustana College, Rainbow Coalition Panel