Black Panther Emory Douglas headlines Oakland 100 Benefit

Oakland 100 fundraiser at The Black DotBlack Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas headlines a fundraiser for the remaining defendants of the Oakland 100 on Tuesday, Feb. 16 in West Oakland.

The Oakland 100 is the name for the over 100 people who were arrested during the Jan. 7, 2009 Oscar Grant Rebellion in downtown Oakland. The demonstration has been widely credited with leading to the arrest of former BART officer Johannes Mehserle, the officer who shot Grant in his back on New Year's Day in 2009.

Douglas, who used his art to speak out and organize against police brutality and terrorism, will give a slide presentation of his artwork, widely circulated by the Black Panther Newspaper.

The Oakland 100 fundraiser will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Black Dot Cafe in West Oakland.

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