Black Radical Congress
At the June 1998 Black Radical Congress in Chicago, militants of an older generation were assigned to work with younger comrades.
- On Friday evening there was an inter-generational dialogue which was an attempt to blend an historical and contemporary review of the Black liberation struggle by means of older and younger activists interviewing one another.
Veteran activists Kathleen Cleaver, General Baker, Barbara Smith, Ahmed Rahman, Angela Davis and Nelson Peery were "paired up with younger activists" Van Jones, Kim Diehl, Kim Springer, Fanon Che Wilkins, Kashim Funny, and Quraysh Ali Lansana, respectively.
Endorsers of the project included Kathleen Cleaver, co-director, Human Rights Research Fund.
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
In 2008 Kathleen Cleaver, Senior Lecturer, Research Fellow, Emory Law School, Atlanta, GA signed a statement circulated by the Partisan Defense Committee calling for the release of convicted “cop-killer” Mumia Abu-Jamal.