Don’t miss a special reading with Seattle Black Panther co-founder Aaron Dixon from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available.

Dixon will be discussing his book “My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain” and covering the legacy of the Black Panthers and its relevance in today's political climate. He'll also envision what Black radical imagination might look like in the 21st century and beyond.

Best known as the former captain of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party, Dixon also worked at the Black Panther Party's national headquarters for six years as an assistant to Elaine Brown and Huey P. Newton. In 2006, Dixon ran for the U.S. Senate as a Green Party candidate in Seattle. Currently, Dixon is working on his next book and writing public commentary on current news and events. He travels extensively throughout the country speaking at numerous college campuses and community centers. He lives in Albuquerque, NM.

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