Join Reel Causes and the Vancouver Black and Indigenous Creative Association on Tuesday, February 6, for a preview of Rick DuPree’s upcoming documentary SEATTLE BLACK PANTHERS FIGHT FOR JUSTICE & FREEDOM.
His image — holding a rifle on the steps of the Washington state capitol building — is one of the most iconic photographs from the Black Power movement. Back in 1968, Elmer Dixon co-founded the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party to provide armed patrols to protect Black people from police beatings and killings. More than a half-century later, Dixon is a popular diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for companies, organizations and universities around the world.
Rick DuPree’s groundbreaking documentary, SEATTLE BLACK PANTHERS FIGHT FOR JUSTICE & FREEDOM, is based on the experiences of the founders, brothers Aaron and Elmer Dixon, and their comrades of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party.
The production team wanted to create a historical documentation of these brave and heroic young women and men, who put their lives on the line to become revolutionaries committed to making the world a better place for all oppressed people, not just oppressed Black people. SEATTLE BLACK PANTHERS FIGHT FOR JUSTICE & FREEDOM is their story told in their words.
Following the film, Rick DuPree will join Elmer Dixon for a discussion with moderators Natasha Tony and Tinthi Tembo that delves into the film and Dixon’s remarkable story in his memoir, “Die Standing: From Black Panther Party Revolutionary to Global Diversity Consultant.”
Elmer Dixon’s book will be available for purchase at the event.
If you’re attending theReel Causes: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, you can get a reduced ticket price for our 9:30 pm feature film immediately following the show: JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH. Only $10 to upgrade your ticket HERE
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