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Aaron Dixon, author of "My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain," will read from his book and answer question about his experiences and the history of the Black Panther Party in Seattle. Description:
Dixon has dedicated his life to the struggle for change, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age 19. His memoir begins with the story of enslaved ancestors, taking us on a journey throughout American history to the life of a foot soldier in the Black Panther Party. Readers will learn about the courage of a generation and the unforgettable legacy of Black Power.
Since then, Dixon has founded Central House, a nonprofit that provides transitional housing for youth, and was one of the cofounders of the Cannon House, a senior assisted-living facility. Dixon also ran for the U.S. Senate on the Green Party ticket in 2006.