LOCATION UPDATED! ASU & AAP Commemorate Fallen Students 1/20/16 & 1/21/16

Bunchy Carter-John Huggins, Jr.


January 20 – January 21, 2016

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On Jan. 17 1969, Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins were fatally shot inside UCLA’s Campbell Hall. The shooting occured during a meeting convened by the Black Student Union, after an argument erupted between activist groups on campus.

On Wednesday and Thursday, January 20th-21st, 2016, the Afrikan Student Union and the Academic Advancement Program will hold its annual commemoration for the two murdered UCLA students, Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins, Jr. This will be the 47th anniversary of the event. An official commemoration has been held every year since 1999, and through the efforts of students, a stone memorial was added in 2010. 

The event will feature Ericka Huggins, the Carter and Huggins Families, Elaine Brown, Suzun Lamaina, Black Panther Nation, and many campus and community supporters highlighting UCLA’s radical past.


Keynote address by Elaine Brown

Screening of Stanley Nelson’s new documentary, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”

Panel discussion and Q&A featuring Ericka Huggins, Laurens Grant, and Muhammad Mubarak

Multimedia presentation of BPP veterans by photojournalist Suzun Lamaina

Candlelight vigil

Art exhibit by renowned BPP artist Emory Douglas

Dinner reception & student performances

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016, 7:00pm

UCLA CAMPBELL HALL Learning Pavilion

6:30pm – Doors open — opening refreshments

7pm – Keynote Speaker: Elaine Brown 

Emory Douglas art on display and for sale in lobby


Thursday, January 21st, 2016, 5:30pm

UCLA CAMPBELL HALL Learning Pavilion

5:30pm – Opening Address: Dr. Ericka Huggins

Film Screening: Stanley Nelson’s “Black Panther Party: Vanguard of the Revolution”

Followed by panel discussion/Q & A with:

Dr. Huggins, Mohammed Mubarak and Laurens Grant

Multimedia BPP presentation: “Revolutionary Grain” by Suzun Lamaina

Candlelight vigil at Carter/Huggins Memorial Stone


Dinner will be served

Sponsored by UCLA’s Afrikan Student Union (ASU) and the Academic Advancement Program (AAP).

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