The Protégé Panther Project for Self-Defense
The Protégé Panther Project for Self-Defense (PPPSD) is a revolutionary pedagogical initiative and intervention grounded in the concept of self-defense against oppression in all its colonial forms. Self-defense is foundational to everything that we are, everything that we do, and everything that we are committed to do. Self-defense is our anchor. We draw our inspiration from the pedagogies, knowledges and practices of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, co-founded in the United States by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in 1966. The Black Panther Party eventually dropped self-defense from its name but this concept and principle nevertheless remained at the core of the Panther’s philosophy, collective personality and commitment to the People.