Jan 11 2020
The First Rainbow Coalition Film Screening

The First Rainbow Coalition Film Screening

Presented by Esperanza Peace and Justice Center at Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party, notably led by the charismatic Fred Hampton, began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the working-class young southern whites of the Young Patriots. Finding common ground, these disparate groups banded together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, calling themselves the Rainbow Coalition.

While the coalition eventually collapsed under duress from constant harassment by local and federal law enforcement, including the murder of Fred Hampton, it had a long term impact, breaking down barriers between communities, and creating a model for future activists and diverse politicians across America.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Phone: 2102280201

Email: pr@esperanzacenter.org

Dates & Times

2020/01/11 - 2020/01/11

Additional time info:

Q&A session after film with film Director Ray Santisteban

Location Info

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

922 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX 78212