Warrior Woman of Peace: Mama Charlotte Hill O'Neal


03/19/2010 - 03/20/2010    
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Former Black Panther, Mama Charlotte Hill O’Neal is an accomplished poet, musician and visual artist, and Founding Director of Tanzania’s United African Alliance Community Center (UAACC), a community-based organization which promotes community development in rural Africa. The UAACC has a number of independent media projects as part of its powerful community work including hip hop, music production, photography, videography, poetry, theater and the development of an independent radio station. Four decades after leaving this country for exile in Tanzania, Mama Charlotte Hill O’Neal returns to share the inspirational story of how she and her husband’s past as Black Panthers affects their work among the urban and village youth of East Africa and America.

She will be screening an excerpt from A Panther in Africa, the award winning PBS documentary about the life, work and inspiration of Charlotte’s husband, former Kansas City Black Panther leader and founder of UAACC, Pete O’Neal, and a clip from Spirit of Resistance–the story of the UAACC’s work with Prometheus radio to build an independent radio station. In addition she will share hip hop videos created by youth at the UAACC, as well as perform poetry from her book Warrior Woman of Peace.