Sunday August 1, 6-8 pm, free

  • The kickoff event for Rochester’s inaugural commemoration of Black August is a teach-in and film screening answering the question, “What is Black August?” Led by former political prisoner Jalil Muntaquim we will dive into two short films about George Jackson, a revolutionary freedom fighter whose assassination drove the creation of Black August.

    Hosted by Free the People ROC, Citizen Action of New York, Black August Rochester, Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL NY and Visual Studies Workshop.

  • Black August poster design inspired by one of Emory Douglas' covers for the The Black Panther newspaper