The Student Action Network at the University of New Mexico, in conjunction with the New Mexico PBS Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening series, presents a screening of the film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution on UNM’s main campus on Monday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

The film focuses on the revolutionary culture that emerged in the 1960’s that produced the Black Panther Party. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.

The film will be shown at the Centennial Engineering Building Theater (Building 112 – near MLK and University).

Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with guests including Nancy Lopez, director of the institute for the study of “race” and social justice, Ricky Lee Allen, associate professor of sociocultural studies, Shiv Desai, member of teacher education, Dr. Jamal Martin, director of peace studies and African American studies, Tyson Marsh, member of the college of education, and Kiran Katira, member of the community engagement center.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

For more information on the event, contact Kiran Katira at or at (505) 277-5158 or contact Amairani Salazar at