Revolutionary Grain Commemorates Legacy of Black Panthers
Press Release | By Eric Breier
“Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories,” the latest installment of Cal State San Marcos’ Context Library Series, is currently on display in the University Library.
Documentary photographer Suzun Lucia Lamaina spent five years traveling throughout the United States chronicling the lives of more than 50 former Black Panther Party members. The exhibition commemorates the legacy of the Black Panther movement through powerful portraits and narratives originally published in Lamaina’s “Revolutionary Grain” book.
The exhibition is on display in CSUSM’s Kellogg Library Gallery through Dec. 20, 2017. It is free and open to the public during all library hours.
In conjunction with the exhibit, CSUSM’s Black Student Center is hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 20 with Lamaina and several Black Panthers on the history and legacy of the movement. The free event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. in the University Student Ballroom, followed by the program and panel discussion from 7-9 p.m. For questions about the event, call 760- 750-3675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or RSVP at bit.ly/RevGrain
The Context Library Series is a grant-funded, instructionally related library series supporting student learning and research through art installations. Created in 2004, the series has brought more than 20 instructionally related exhibits to CSUSM, including LGBTQ hate crimes; death, dying and grieving; bacteria and fungi; veterans; the prison industrial complex; and women’s health education.
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Revolutionary Grain Exhibit
What: “Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories,” an exhibit that commemorates the legacy of the Black Panther movement
When: Through Dec. 20, 2017
Where: Cal State San Marcos’ Kellogg Library Gallery
Revolutionary Grain Panel Discussion
What: In conjunction with the exhibit “Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories,” CSUSM’s Black Student Center is hosting a panel discussion with photographer Suzun Lucia Lamaina and several Black Panthers on the history and legacy of the movement.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017; reception at 6 p.m., followed by program and panel at 7 p.m.
Where: University Student Union Ballroom, Cal State San Marcos
About California State University San Marcos
Building on an innovative 27-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.
The University enrolls nearly 17,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.