Date(s) - 05/09/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Conversation with Starr King MASC graduate Octavio Carrasco
May 9th, 7:00pm, 2017
at Starr King School for the Ministry
2441 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
Situating the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense within the historical realities of the Black Power movement, we will explore the role of religion, and anti-religion, as the party lived, grew and eventually faded. The complex history of the Party, its members, and it various organizations illuminate our need to both confront the unspoken aspects of our mutual history, as well as continue to strive for justice in the world.
Octavio Carrasaco is a Starr King MASC graduate and PhD candidate at Union Theological Seminary in the field of Modern Religious History. His upcoming dissertation explores the religious dimensions of social change with a particular focus on popular music.