Learned Seattle-based music scholar Pat Thomas has written what promises to be an illuminating analysis of music’s role in one of America’s most volatile cultural movements, Listen, Whitey!: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965–1975. Thomas interviewed Black Panther Party members and discussed obscure records inspired by and supportive of the movement while also spotlighting sympathetic honkies’ sonic contributions to the cause. He reads from Listen, Whitey! and hosts a listening party for Light in the Attic’s accompanying soundtrack. (Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery, 1201 S Vale St, www.fantagraphics.com, 6 pm, free, all ages)