Radical Cities/Radical Lives

What does it mean to live a radical life? Our panelists discuss the radicalism of the Black Panthers in Oakland, Occupy Wall Street in New York, and the Anti-Apartheid movement in Johannesburg.

ELAINE BROWN is an author and former leader of the Black Panther Party. Her memoir A Taste of Power was optioned by HBO for its miniseries The Black Panthers.

ASTRA TAYLOR is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and activist. Taylor’s writing has appeared in The Nation, the London Review of Booksn+1, and other publications. She is the editor of Examined Life, a companion volume to the film, and coeditor of Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America. Most recently she is the author of the book The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age.

FRANK B. WILDERSON, III is an award-winning writer, poet, scholar, activist, and emerging filmmaker. His fiction and creative prose, as well as his critical and scholarly work, have been published internationally. His books include Incognegro: a Memoir of Exile and Apartheid and Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms.

SUSIE CAGLE (moderator) is a columnist at Al Jazeera America and Pacific Standard, and contributes to the GuardianForbes, and Next City. She’s a John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford, a summer 2015 artist in residence at BAVC, and a 2014 Online Journalism Award winner.