Penn State Abington: 1960s icon Bobby Seale to talk Feb. 22

Penn State Abington invites the community to spend a thought-provoking evening with Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party and an architect of one of the most important social change movements in American history, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the Sutherland Auditorium.

Seale’s discussion, “From the 1960s to the Future,” will transport the audience back to the turbulent years marked by civil rights protests and anti-Vietnam War activism and then address similar social challenges it facing America today.

Seale's visit, a Black History Month event, is part of the spring 2012 Penn State Abington Lecture Series. The series is sponsored by the Abington Academic Environment Committee and the office of Student Life and is funded by the student activity fee.

The Abington Lecture Series continues at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, in Room 112 Woodland Building, with Miss Representation writer and director Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The screening of her documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year, will be followed by a discussion about the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls.

The public schedule for the spring Abington Lecture Series closes on April 11 with "Unbinding Our Lives," a powerful solo play starring Christina Chan. The actress and writer shatters the exotic, subservient image frequently associated with Asian women during this Asian Heritage Month event.

Admission for each public lecture is $5 at the door, and free for students with school identification. Register at [email protected] or call 215-881-7800.

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