Bobby Seale, national organizer of the Blank Panther Party, to
speak Feb. 27 at BGSU
BOWLING GREEN, OH: Bobby Seale, political activist and
founding chairman/national organizer of the Black Panther
Party, will speak at Bowling Green State University’s
20th annual Black Issues Conference Feb. 27, 2020.
The conference offers a forum for research and discussion of
African-American culture and issues impacting the
African-American community. This year’s conference theme is
Words Into Action: Power, Expression and Activism.
Seale is a 50-year-plus African-American social change activist
and founding chairman/national organizer of the Black Panther
Party. Born in Dallas in 1936, his early 1960s activist life was
influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela,
and Malcolm X. By the end of 1968, Seale had organized
and created coalitions with all peoples of color, civil rights
organizations and those in the anti-Vietnam War movement to
advocate for greater electoral empowerment of an “All Power
to the All the People” movement.
Part of the University’s annual “Beyond the Dream”
series, the conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in
the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student
Union. Seale’s keynote presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m.
bgsu.edu/bic is required
for this event.
Additional Beyond the Dream speakers throughout the
spring semester include: Rubén Angel, public speaker and
socio-cultural critic [on Wednesday, March 25 @Latino/a/x
Issues Conference], and Blake Leeper, Paralympic
athlete and motivational speaker.
Additional Beyond the Dream events include: the Women
of Color Leadership Summit, Asian American/Pacific Islander
Heritage Month, Not in Our Town Interfaith Breakfast, and
Lavender, Latino/a/x and Black graduations.
Visit bgsu.edu/beyondthedream for
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