Indie Lens Pop-Up: The First Rainbow Coalition

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The First Rainbow Coalition
By Ray Santisteban
 
In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form a multi-ethnic coalition with the Young Lords Organization and the Young Patriots. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America, the Rainbow Coalition changed the face of 1960s Chicago politics and created an organizing model for future activists and politicians. 


A film series featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.
 
All ages

FREE

Stay for a community conversation after the film.

 

Find more information about The First Rainbow Coalition on the ITVS website.