PRESS RELEASE    NOV. 1, 2014 (KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles)

For Sat., NOV 8th Black/Brown Unity Event

Contact: Rev. Dr. Louis Logan 310.936.7703; Margaret Prescod 323.646.1269 Tranduccion en Espanol disponible/Spanish translation available, contact Roberto Flores 213.304.5424.

“Black and Brown” is a movement, a hall fight in a local high school, a sign of unity, a rival gang sign, an understanding and far too often a misunderstanding of a shared history. It’s necessary that we come together to remember how important we are to each other.”

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Dr. Gerald Horne

A Black and Brown Unity Event, featuring esteemed historian and prolific author Dr. Gerald Horne, takes place on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from noon ‘til 3:00 p.m. at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90018.  The event is free of cost and everyone is welcome.  Dr. Horne will speak on his award-winning book Black and Brown: African Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920The event focus is Black/Brown history of struggle and collaboration, and the power of unity.  The event is called by KPFK’s nationally syndicated show “Sojourner Truth” and CLUE-LA Black Brown Clergy Coalition.  The East Side Café is a co-sponsor and KPFK is the media sponsor.  Dr. Horne is available for interviews.

Dr. Horne is the Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.  He is the author of over thirty books that address issues of racism in the areas of civil rights, labor, politics, war, international relations and the film industry.  Eso Won Book Store, where Dr. Horne will speak on Friday evening, Nov 7th, at an event to be carried on CSPAN, on his latest book Race to Revolution; The United States and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow will host the author’s book table.

Audiences welcomed Dr. Horne to Southern California this past May for the launch of his book, The Counter Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America.   He is heard along with Tom Hayden and Jackie Goldberg each Friday on a weekly roundtable on the KPFK-FM (90.7) Pacifica Radio’s nationally syndicated show “Sojourner Truth”, hosted by Margaret Prescod.

The event was inspired by the call for communities to work for the cessation of racial hostilities by the Pelican Bay Prisoners who called the 2013 California Prisoner Hunger Strike. Performance by the East Side Café Jaraneras; a poster commemorating Black Brown unity by youth artist Damian Aviles will be on site.  All Visuals are available.

Event co-hosts are: Margaret Prescod, host of Sojourner Truth, and Rev. Dr. Louis Logan.

Event Endorsers include: Alexandria House; Global Women’s Strike; Las Cafeteras; LA Martin Luther King Coalition; Panther 8; Alex Sanchez; Women of Color/GWS.