Stirring the Waters, Fanning the Flames
When: September 25 – 2:30pm – 4:00 pm
Who: Ericka Huggins in Conversation with Ronald K. Porter
What: In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (GLBTHS) is holding a series of important conversations across generations. As the first event in the Silver Anniversary Speakers Series, GLBTHS is proud to present, in collaboration with MoAD, activist, educator, former political prisoner and leader of the Black Panther Party, Ericka Huggins, in conversation with UC Berkeley doctoral student in Social and Cultural Studies in Education, Ronald K. Porter.
Ericka and Ronald will discuss perspectives on LGBTQ history in communities of color and white communities; the Black Panther Party’s relationship with the Gay Liberation Movement; and sustaining activism across boundaries of gender, race and sexual orientation. Their conversation will illuminate how Black and LGBTQ organizations of the past dealt with and talked about issues of sexuality. They will show how knowing this history helps us understand connections between race and sexuality in today’s political, social and economic climate.
More on Ericka Huggins
The International Black Panther Party Film Festival @ the Main Library in Downtown Oakland will be held on October 23rd in the Auditorium from 11am to 5pm. Ericka Huggins is interviewed in the documentary.
Polynesian Panthers Documentary (Facebook)