MAY 5, 2011 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Socialist Party of California announced today that it will host an evening with founder, chairman, and national organizer of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale, on Saturday, June 25th at 6pm, at the Los Angeles Workers Center, 1251 South Saint Andrews Place in Los Angeles, California. This special event is open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no cover charge. Donations are welcome.
Mr. Seale’s program for the evening will focus on “community controls of economic frameworks that retail and produce services and goods and political institutions that affect our lives.” His speech will be followed by a Q&A session and a brief meet-and-greet. Mr. Seale will also autograph copies of Black Panther and Bobby Seale books and DVDs, which will be available for sale at the event.
This event came to fruition after a recent Socialist Party meeting, where Local leaders from Los Angeles County, Orange County and Riverside County discussed hosting a revolutionary leader to address the needs of the community, motivate the working class to take power back into their hands, and provide continued inspiration to those who are currently working on behalf of the people. Bobby Seale, one of the nation’s most dynamic defenders of civil rights and champions of social power, was an obvious choice.
The Socialist Party of California has drawn and continues to draw inspiration from Bobby Seale and the Black Panther Party’s example of community organization and social control. From the free breakfast programs for children and the armed citizen patrols to the medical services and Ten-Point Program, the Black Panthers, under the leadership of Bobby Seale, achieved a level of community power since unseen in the United States.
Please join the Socialist Party of California and Bobby Seale on June 25th.
About the Socialist Party of California
The Socialist Party of California, a state chapter of the Socialist Party USA, is a multi-tendency revolutionary socialist organization committed to radical democracy, which rejects the current system where all workers are exploited in the name of profit; production is ever-increasing along with manufactured consumer demand despite finite resources; distribution of goods and services is irrationally unequal; and where our system of economic oppression reinforces racism, sexism, heterosexism, and all forms of bigotry, creating false divisions among the people. For more information, visit http://www.socialistparty-california.org.