Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Strange Career of Jim Crow New York

Strange Career of Jim Crow New York - Nov 2 2017

November 2, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Black Freedom Struggle against Jim Crow New York is one of the most protracted yet criminally neglected movements for human rights in the USA. Our esteemed panel will unpack this history, approaching how several organizations fought Jim Crow. Tahir Butt will discuss the impact of student politics at CUNY. Brian Purnell will explore CORE in Brooklyn. And Christopher Tinson will examine the radical intellect with Harlem’s Liberator magazine and the black activism of the 1960s.

Cost: FREE with RSVP. First come, first served. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Additionally, holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

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SAYERS & DOERS – in Harlem

Join us at SAYERS & DOERS in Harlem October 23, 2017 – 7PM. Four illustrious and eclectic speakers: NY Times chief film critic A.O. Scott, craft cocktail raconteur David Wondrich, National Book Award shortlister Masha Gessen (top 5 book in 2017-nonfiction) and Harlem’s own – Tiffany Dufu, the inspiring business leader. Tickets at www.sayersanddoers.com 

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Native Tongue: A Story Slam

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Octobef 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Created by award winning storyteller Aman Ali, Native Tongue: A Story Slam, will investigate the theme of ‘Home’ through the viewpoint of multigenerational artists, thinkers, and disrupters. Native Tongue story slam showcases and celebrates the lives of marginalized voices around the corner and around the globe. The show debuted in New York City in May 2013 to a max capacity crowd and has since performed to dozens of sold out crowds across the globe.

Each thematic show is a platform for storytellers, Urban Griots, to battle by telling personal stories that the audience then votes upon. The winner of the story slam will (literally) get crowned as Best Storyteller of the evening. Featuring: John Fugelsang, Luqman Brown, Mama Akankè, Salim Ptah, Suzie Afridi and surprise guests.

Dance party to follow with DJ LotusMoon spinning a soulful sonic groove.

Cost: $15. The Box Office open two (2) hours before show time and closes at intermission or one (1) hour after the scheduled start time (whichever comes first). Valid ID required to pick up tickets. All ticket sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York, NY 10031

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2017/10/10/native-tongue-a-story-slam

Artist and the Archive: Deconstructing Racial Imagination

destructioinSeptember 26, 2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Founded by poet and McArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine, The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII) is an interdisciplinary cultural laboratory of writers, activists, scholars, and artists, dedicated to the work of engaging the concept of the racial imagination, specifically critiquing the costs and means by which whiteness and institutional racism have shaped cultural production, politics, and memory. This program will feature a discussion with Rankine and scholars, artists, and writers on art, activism and the archives. They will also explore how TRII’s new online archive will be used by artists and writers seeking to examine important conversations on race in the U.S. and across the globe through artistic practice. 

Cost: FREE.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

Schomburg Teach-in with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

muhammadSeptember 20, 2017 7:00pm – 8:30pm

In the spirit of teach-ins developed to advance social movements and societal transformation, we invite you to join this conversation with leading academic and community experts at the Schomburg to understand today’s policy issues and local impact. Dr. Muhammad will facilitate an interactive discussion on education policy with Dr. Noliwe Rooks, author of the forthcoming book Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education.

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Guests, please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

Cost: FREE.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US