Women In The Black – Annual Women’s Business Conference: Who’s The Boss

Whos The Boss - June 9 2018

June 9, 2018 | 8:00am – 8:00pm

The all-day women’s business conference is free and open to the public. Additionally, admission to various segments of the conference are available for individual fee or a package rate. There’s the Honorees Breakfast, Conference Kickoff, The Ultimate Pitch, Keynote Speaker, The Celebration Circle and an evening Reception.

Cost: Conference is free and open to the public. $49 to $249 – prices vary for two or more of the following: Honorees Breakfast, The Ultimate Pitch/Pitch Party, a Booth and an evening Reception.

 


Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC)
361 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

More info: http://womenintheblack.org/events/

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Bill Clinton & James Patterson / The President is Missing

June 4, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Please join President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author, James Patterson as they discuss their forthcoming novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration and research, as well as the timely and alarming issues their novel raises about our world today.

The President is Missing marks the first time a President has collaborated with a bestselling novelist on a work of fiction. The result is a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver.

Cost: $35. Admission includes one pre-signed hardcover copy of the book.

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

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bill-clinton-james-patterson-the-president-is-missing-tickets-44578385150

 

 

 

 

 

CCCADI’s Educator Professional Development: I am…A Cultural Revolutionary

May 23, 2018 | 4:30pm – 8:00pm

The Education Department of CCCADI is excited to offer educators an evening event centered on exploring art and cultural resistance. The evening will include a wine reception, special community tour, lecture-presentation, and hands-on art-making workshop. Educators will receive CCCADI information and lesson plan materials connected to CCCADI’s Teaching Living Cultures (TLC) K-12 Arts Education programs, and TLC school gallery tour programs.
Program Schedule:
4:30 pm | Check-in & Wine Reception
4:50 pm | Welcome & Intros
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm:
(Activity A) Mi Querido Barrio/My Beloved Community Guided Tour with Museum Educator, Carlos Jesus Dominguez Martinez
East Harlem houses some of the most iconic visual art and impactful cultural history of the African Diaspora. While exploring just a small part of our vibrant community, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the art forms and some of the cultural leaders connected to its collective resistance, survival, and successes. Space is limited. *This tour will be limited to 25 educators.
(Activity B) It’s A Pinkster Presentation! with Associate Professor, Master Percussionist, Chief Baba Neil Clarke
Presentation, workshop, & conversation focused on the 18th and 19th century Pinkster Festivals. With the incorporation of many sustained African cultural traditions and beliefs, both freed and enslaved Africans used the time of Pinkster as one of the earliest known Black cultural resistance celebrations in North America.
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm | Power thru Print: A Zine Making Workshop with activist and educator, Nicole Acosta-Nemergut
Zines are as powerful as any other form of art and design, and a great way for your students to think and express themselves on current issues. Usually associated with the Punk, Feminist, and Queer movements, among others, these self-published cut and paste booklets have served as a platform to practice resistance and address issues ignored by the mainstream media. It is strongly suggested to bring any writings you’ve already done, old magazines, and any other fun political art you might want to incorporate.
8:00 pm | DismissalCost: FREE

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
New York NY 10035

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A Mouth is Always Muzzled | Book Signing & Talk W/ Natalie Hopkinson

May 22, 2018 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

In the spirit of John Berger and Bell Hooks, former Washington Post journalist and current Howard University professor Natalie Hopkinson meditates on art as protest and the role of beauty in politically perilous times in A MOUTH IS ALWAYS MUZZLED: Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance. Ms. Hopkinson will be in conversation with curator, scholar, and professor Grace Ali about her newly released book. Books will be available for purchase.

As a former Washington Post critic, Hopkinson spent twenty years writing about gentrification in the nation’s capital, and now takes her sharp eye to the role of art and beauty in perilous times. In A MOUTH IS ALWAYS MUZZLED, Hopkinson examines politically bold art generated in response to white supremacy, brutality, and oppression as she recounts the art and acts of painter Bernadette Persaud, poet Ruel Johnson, historian Walter Rodney, novelist John Berger, and the provocative African American artist Kara Walker in the milieu of Guyana’s emerging democracy (where Hopkinson’s family immigrated from). Her inquiry charts a jagged course through the Caribbean as she draws on the social histories of sugar and British colonialism to reflect on how art play vital roles in changing people and places, be it on Facebook or in the streets.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. We require participants to arrive 15 minutes before the session. 5 minutes prior activity, any unclaimed tickets are released to walk-up and standby participants.

Cost: Suggested Admission: $5.00 (Books will be available for purchase). FREE WITH RSVP. *Signed copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
New York NY 1003

More Info: http://cccadi.org/events/mouth-always-muzzled-book-signing-talk-w-natalie-hopkinson

Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America

May 19, 2018 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm

The Schomburg Shop is hosting Karen Taborn and the launch of her new book from Rutgers University Press, Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Capital of Black America. Walking Harlem is an illustrated guide of five different walking tours throughout Harlem, each revealing distinctly rich histories of the neighborhood through past and present landmarks.

The afternoon will include a short walking tour with the author which will begin and end at the Schomburg Center, followed by a Q&A and signing reception in the Langston Hughes Lobby.

Cost: FREE

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

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/05/19/walking-harlem-ultimate-guide-cultural-capital-black-america

 

Schomburg Center’s Theater Talks: Tarell Alvin McCraney and Donja R. Love (playwrights)

May 16, 2018 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Playwrights,Tarell Alvin McCraney and Donja R. Love will join us for an evening exploring the impact of black queer voices in theater and the power of diverse narratives to propel humanity forward. Tarell Alvin McCraney is an Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. His play, CHOIR BOY will make its Broadway premiere at the MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker from Philadelphia. He’s the recipient of the 2018 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, the 2017 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellow. Love’s Sugar in Our Wounds has a 2018 World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Studio Stage II in June. @SchomburgCenter #SchomburgTheaterTalks

Cost: FREE. Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. First come, first seated. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/05/16/theater-talks-tarell-alvin-mccraney-and-donja-r-love

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Abolitionism and Slave Resistance

May 3, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Resistance to slavery was the cutting edge of the Age of Revolution. These scholars are rewriting that history, from slave resistance at sea to Jamaican women’s self-emancipation and international abolitionism.

 

Sowande’ Mustakeem is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Elon University after completing an independent major in African-American studies. She received her master’s degree in African-American and African studies at The Ohio State University in 2002 and earned her doctorate in comparative black history from Michigan State University in 2008.

Manisha Sinha is a professor and the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History. She was born in India and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft Prize. She was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed on faculty and received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in Recognition of Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Advising from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she taught for over twenty years. Her recent book The Slave’s Cause was featured as the Editor’s Choice of the New York Times Book Review. Her first book, The Counterrevolution of Slavery, was named one of the ten best books on slavery in Politico in 2015.

Sasha Turner is the author of Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica, which examines the struggles for control over biological reproduction and how central childbearing was to the organization of plantation work, the care of slaves, and the development of their culture.
She completed a Ph.D. at Cambridge University and is Associate Professor of History at Quinnipiac University where she teaches courses on the Caribbean and the African Diaspora, women, piracy, colonialism, and slavery. Her research on gender, race, and the body, and women, children, and emotions have been published in Journal of Women’s History,

Cost: FREE. First comet, first served. Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-in-black-freedom-studies-abolitionism-and-slave-resistance-tickets-45120096423

 

Theater Talks: Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau

April 30, 2018 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Paradise Blue is the first production of Obie Award-winning playwright, Dominique Morisseau’s Signature Residency. Directed by Tony Award-winner, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Jitney), it is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience. Morriseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew , Paradise Blue (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Detroit ’67.
@SchomburgCenter #ParadiseBlue

Cost: Free. Please pre-register via Eventbrite.com.

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

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Satchmo in the Studio

April 30, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

On International Jazz Day 2018, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the City of New York are teaming up for the first public screening of the only known film of Louis Armstrong in the studio, recording his 1959 album, Satchmo Plays King Oliver. The acquisition of the film made headlines in 2015 but it has never been shown publicly until now. Armstrong scholar Ricky Riccardi will provide commentary on the film before a special live performance by David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band.

About the Speaker and Performers:
Ricky Riccardi is the Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years (Vintage, 2012). He runs the online blog, “The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong,” and has given lectures on Armstrong at venues around the world.

David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band has been performing since 1980, inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and their colleagues.  They have a weekly engagement at New York City’s Birdland and have performed at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer’s Night Swing and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Cost: $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID); $10 for Museum members. Includes Museum admission.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029

More Info: http://mcny.org/event/satchmo-studio

 

Steeped in History: Museums and Identity


April 25, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

A conversation with the directors of two major urban museums: Lonnie Bunch of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and Michael Glickman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan. Bunch and Glickman will discuss the opportunities and challenges their two institutions face as they seek to document and exhibit the epic journeys of two crucial American minority communities. In a conversation moderated by philanthropist David Rubenstein, they will consider the curatorial, political, and financial complexities involved in communicating a people’s story and culture in a brick-and-mortar museum.

Reception and New York at Its Core exhibition viewing to follow.

Cost: $35 for adults; $30 for seniors, students & educators (with ID); and $25 for Museum members. Includes Museum admission.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 1002

More Info: http://mcny.org/museums