Reading/Q&A/Signing with Aaron Dixon

Aaron Dixon is one of the co-founders of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. He has since 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. He will present his memoir, My People Are Rising. His book has received much praise. A sampling follows:

“There have been many books about the Black Panther party but never has there been a Panther book as illuminating as this memoir by Aaron Dixon. It's the story from a different perspective than we've ever seen:  the former member who has remained a long-distance runner for revolution. It's indispensable for anyone with an interest in black politics or the politics of change in the United States.” –Dave
Zirin, the _Nation_

“Aaron Dixon is a courageous, compassionate, and wise freedom fighter whose story of his pioneering work in the Black Panther Party is
powerful and poignant. Don’t miss it!”—Cornel West

“This book is a moving memoir experience: a must-read. The dramatic life cycle rise of a youthful sixties political revolutionary.”
  —Bobby Seale, founding chairman and national organizer of the Black Panther Party, 1966 to 1974


Event date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Main/ Mezzanine
402 W Main Ave
99201-0214 Spokane
My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain Cover Image
By Aaron Dixon, Judson L. Jeffries (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781608461783
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 9th, 2012

In an era of stark racial injustice, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to revolution, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. In My People Are Rising, he traces the course of his own radicalization, and that of a generation.