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Your Call: What is revolutionary today?


On the November 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale, and the artistic director of Party People, a new play at Berkeley Rep. Party People reflects on the history of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican immigrant rights movement that called for independence. What can we learn from their radical histories? And what is considered a revolutionary act today? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Bobby Seale, civil rights and political activist and best known for co-founding the Black Panther Party with Huey Newton.

Steven Sapp,co-creator of Party People and performer and co-founder of UNIVERSES, a National / International ensemble Company of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse Poetry, Theater, music, Politics, to create moving, challenging and entertaining theatrical works

Diana Cervera, poet/playwright/ vocalist, an educator in Oakland and the programming manager at La Peña Cultural Center

Web Resources:

Party People at Berkeley Rep

Berkeleyside: Berkeley Rep’s production of ‘Party People’ is electrifying

NY Times: The Young Lords’ Legacy of Puerto Rican Activism

SF Weekly: Party People: The Heart of Revolution

PBS: Black Panthers 10 point platform

Houston Chronicle: Black Panthers honor their legacy

Real News Network: 48th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther Party

NY Times: Young Lords: Vital in 60's, A Model Now