The 46th anniversary of the Black Panther Party will be celebrated from noon to 3 pm. Saturday, Oct. 13 in Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of City Hall in downtown Oakland, sponsored by the Commemoration Committee for the Black Panther Party.
Following the outdoor celebration, the event will continue from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle at 410 14th St., which will include a performance of the Caribbean All Stars.
Volunteers who promote community sustainability will be acknowledged. Speakers will include Elbert (Big Man) Howard, former Black Panther News Services and founding member of the Black Panther Party; Dr. Tolbert Small, head Physician of the Black Panther Party; and Margaret Gordon, a West Oakland community leader who fights for environmental justice.
Refreshments will be served. For more information go to www.commemorator.net or www.itsabouttimebpp.com or leave a message at (510) 652-7170.