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May 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Film Screening, music, and community conversation to celebrate May Day – International Workers Day
Sunday May 2, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
On May Day (International Workers Day), celebrate and learn about Detroit’s Black radical tradition. Enjoy a virtual screening of the award-winning film Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route and extended outtakes of the filmmaker’s interview with General Gordon Baker, one of the founders of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and DRUM (Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement). This was one of the last recorded interviews given by General Baker before his passing in 2014 and formed part of the historical spine of Detroit 48202.  After viewing the films, join us for a special panel discussion and community conversation on the significance and impact of Detroit’s Black radical tradition on the labor and left movements.

You will get a link to view films and the ZOOM panel after registering.

Panelists: Carolyn Baker, Daughter of General Baker and organizer/educator at the General Baker Institute.

Barbara Ransby, native Detroiter, award-winning historian of the Black Freedom Movement, Director of the Social Justice Initiative at University of Illinois, Chicago, and leader in the Movement for Black Lives.

David Goldberg, Professor of History and African American Studies at Wayne State University and author of forthcoming coming biography of General Baker

Pam Sporn, Director of Detroit 48202.


May 2, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm