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Talk: Emory Douglas & Colette Gaiter

  • Cherry Street Pier 121 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

Join Philadelphia Contemporary for a dialogue between Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, and the art director and designer of the movement’s newspaper, The Black Panther, and Colette Gaiter, Associate Professor at the University of Delaware’s Department of Art and Design.

This talk is part of Festival for the People’s Analog Culture Weekend (Oct. 13–14) which features a Festival of Analog Technology & Printed Material, highlighting everything from comics to artist zines, vinyl, antiques, and art-making stations. Learn more about the festival and weekend events here:


Spread across Race Street Pier and the newly opened Cherry Street Pier from Oct. 13–28, Festival for the People features interactive sculptures, installations, lectures, ASMR videos, fairs, dances, and tattoos in celebration of the subcultural forms across Philadelphia.

In addition to a range of works and installations throughout the duration of the festival, each weekend will have additional programming tied to a thematic focus, celebrating popular analog, digital, and embodied cultures with other programming created in collaboration with arts and community groups from across Philadelphia and beyond.


Festival for the People is presented by Philadelphia Contemporary in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Support for Festival for the People has been provided by the William Penn Foundation.

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