Alumni Celebration Weekend: New York City

New York City 50th Anniversary Legacy Committee 

The National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party 

The Legacy Weekend in New York, 

November 11 – 13, 2016


 Queens Museum Community Gallery

Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens NY 11368

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

What happens to revolutionaries in America?” This was the question photojournalist Bryan Shih sought to answer through his lens and the first-person narratives gathered in this powerful new book, Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution, released on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s founding and featuring 25 captivating, large-scale portraits. These intimate and rarely heard stories of rank and file party members whose on-the-ground activism—from voter registrars, medical clinicians, and community teachers—contribute missing pieces to a skewed historical record and offer lessons for the future.

Kennedy Center

34 West 134th Street, New York, New York 10037

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Opening: Healing Drum Collective 


Nana Njinga Nyamekye Libations will be poured in memory of Fallen Comrades of the Black Panther Party.


Film Presentation on Fallen Comrades History of the Black Panther Party

Dhoruba Bin-Wad and Thomas McCreary

Brief Update on the Weekend of Activities

Claudia Williams

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Social Engagement

Light Refreshment Served


Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Relevance of the Black Panther Party

in the Movement of the 21st Century


ARC XVI Central Harlem Center
120 West 140th Street
Village of Harlem, NY 10037
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover described the Black Panther Party  as “the greatest threat to internal security of the country” in an official memo in 1969. He further stated that it was not the guns that were the greatest threat to the internal security of the United States of America; it was the Free Children’s Breakfast Program. The feeding of hungry children a hot breakfast throughout the hood.



*workshops will occur concurrently throughout the day*

Workshop I

Impact of the Media on the Movement for Social Justice

Workshop Moderator: Nayaba Arinde

Panelists: Sally O’Brien, Herb Boyd, Bashir Mchawi

Workshop II

Paper Plane: Prisoners Flight to Freedom

Workshop: Ksisay Torres and Sophia Dawson

Intergenerational activities with children of the movement

whose lives have been changed because of the path their parents chose.

Workshop III

Political Prisoners: Cointelpro, Then & Now

Workshop Moderator: Dequi Kioni-Sadiki

Panelists: Sekou Odinga, Florence Morgan, Ashanti Alston, Bob Boyd

Workshop IV

Mass Incarceration and Re-Entry

Moderator: King Dowling

Panelists: Mujahid Farid, Lumumba Bandele

Workshop V

Cultural Relevance in the Movement

Feauturing Live Entertainment!

Music by: Mike Flythe “The Atomic Drummer” EPK

Workshop Moderator: Jamal Joseph    IMPACT Repertory  and many others…

Panelists:  Sophia Dawson, Nejma Shea

Workshop VI

Sisters of the Black Panther Party

Workshop Moderator: Soffiyah Bandele

Panelists: Elise Brown, Nana Njinga, Pam Hanna, Lauryn Williams

Workshop VII

We Have the Right to Resist

Moderator: Cisco Torres


Dhoruba Bin-Wad, Michael Tarif Warren,

Pedro” Chango” Monges, and Malikia Johnson


Workshop VIII

Effects of the Movement on Families: Panther Cubs

Workshop Moderator: Monifa Bandele


Theresa Shoatz, Sulay Adams, Sala Cyril, Yesha Simone, Alprentice Davis


Workshop IX

Brothers of the Black Panther Party

Workshop Moderator: Cyril “Bullwhip” Innis

Panelists: Charles Barron, Thomas McCreary, Atno Smith, Kim Holder, Charles Pinderhughes

Healing & Meditation Room

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Jazz Brunch in Celebration of the Legacy BPP

New York Harlem State Building

163 West 125th Street

New York, NY 10027

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Lodging & Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn Secaucus/Meadowlands

875 Route 3 East Service Road, Secaucus, New Jersey, 07094

 Telephone: +1-201-864-1400 Fax +1-201-864-9845



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313 W 136 St
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Villa 121 Private Guest House
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Sugar Hill Harlem Inn
460 W 141 St
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Harlem Victorian Bed & Breakfast
132 W 127th ST
NY,NY #212 222-1780
Harlem Heights Terrace
426 W 160 St
NY,NY # 212 928-9525
Mount Morris House
12 MT Morris Park W
NY, NY 917 478-6213
Harlem Grand B&B
343 W 122 St
Harlem YMCA Hostel  Claude McKay Residence and Guest Rooms
180 W 135th St
NY, NY 10030#212 281-4100