Talks at the Schomburg: Revisiting Alex Haley’s Autobiography of Malcolm X

February 21, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Schomburg’s recently-acquired manuscripts of The Autobiography of Malcolm X include handwritten corrections and notes between Malcolm X and Alex Haley, and the full, unpublished chapter titled “The Negro.” Following personal exploration into the manuscripts, scholars will discuss these revelatory materials, and how they may shape a more authentic and accurate understanding of Malcolm X as a political thinker and pioneer of Black liberation philosophy.

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
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.

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

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Meet the Curators: Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs

February 12, 2019 – December 12, 2019 4:00pm – 5:00pm

As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, as he guides you through the exhibition In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend.  In celebration of the centennial of Robinson’s birth, Corcoran has pulled from the Museum’s collection some 30 images of Robinson and the Dodgers taken for Look magazine. Along with memorabilia, and rare home movies of the Robinson family, these stunning photographs provide a window into the media’s portrayal of this groundbreaking figure. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience.

This is the third event in our new tour series “Meet the Curators,” which allows participants to delve deep into our exhibitions with those who knows them best.

Price: Price: $35 for members | $40 for non-members | includes General Admissions

Space is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is suggested. Minimum enrollment must be reached two days in advance or the event may be canceled by email notification and fully refunded. All sales are final and exchanges within the series are subject to availability.

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

Educator Day: Breaking Boundaries

February 10, 2019 9:00am – 3:00pm

Join us for a free day for educators full of hands-on workshops, engaging gallery experiences, and rich discussions around the theme Breaking Boundaries.

New York has always been in the spotlight for its bold thinkers with brave new ideas, yet its very diversity highlights the social disparities that challenge our world. In this program, inspired by the exhibitions In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson and Activist New York, explore stories of how New Yorkers have broken boundaries to challenge social inequalities.

Take a tour of the exhibitions and learn about Jackie Robinson’s personal commitment to social justice in his career and beyond. Engage in workshops to examine how learning these histories can inspire students to think about current day possibilities for change. Leave with exciting ideas and resources for your classroom.

The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 5 hours of CTLE credit.

Price: Free. Registration required. Seats are limited. All participants must register individually.

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

Between the Lines: A Bold World by Jodie Patterson

February 11, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us for an evening with entrepreneur and activist Jodie Patterson to discuss her new memoir The Bold World with Tiq Milan, a media advocate and one of the leading voices for transgender equality. Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of her family’s history and transformation. Inspired by her transgender son Penelope, we learn about Patterson’s children who act as a vehicle for growth and acceptance of her diverse family, and her experiences as a wife, mother, and, eventually, LGBTQI advocate.

Tiq Milan (Moderator) speaks and writes about intersectional leadership, transgender rights and racial justice. He shares stories of his life and how his transgender experience has informed his views on masculinity, race and the gender binary. He is currently the Co-Founder of Milan Media Arts Productions along with his wife Kim Katrin Milan. MAPS is content creation and consulting firm that is dedicated to creating narratives of queer people and their allies.

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
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.

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

Babylon: Beyond Borders An International Dialogue Around Contemporary Exile

February 13, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Presented in partnership with the Bush Theatre (London), Market Theatre Lab (Johannesburg) & Pequeno Ato (São Paulo)

BABYLON: Beyond Borders international collaboration is made possible with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

This international event, taking place in four countries around the world at the same time, connected via live stream, is Inspired by the Arab Springs where different squares “came to life” and were politically burned simultaneously all over the world. Babylon seeks to find an artistic action between four artists on four continents that will function as a response to their collective commitment to #Disruption.

It is time for artists all over the world to join forces, create an international community and lead a new wave of political revolution. Using art as a global language alongside new technologies and live media, Babylon: Beyond Borders will create both a virtual and emotional space, where we can initiate a dialogue, share narratives and create cross-border actions.

Performing live at Harlem Stage with her band SCOPE, Sarah Elizabeth Charles (Harlem, New York) collaborates with Pedro Granato (São Paulo, Brazil), Mwenya Kabwe (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Ruthie Osterman (London, UK) presenting a live multi-disciplinary devised work exploring their relationship with the concept of Babylon.

Price: RSVP

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

Making Black Lives Matter in New York City Schools

February 8, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

As part of the nationwide campaign, Black Lives Matter at School Week (Feb 4-8), this discussion will consider recent developments in education policy in New York City in relation to structural racism. Public school parent and award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones joins teacher José Vilson and high school student Xoya David to talk about what needs to change for Black Lives to truly matter in our schools.

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
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.

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

I Could Tell You ‘Bout My Life

February 7, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

On April 10, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years old. Now, 16- and 17-year-olds are no longer prosecuted and incarcerated as adults. However, when Michael Martin got arrested at the age of 17, this law did not exist and a judge sentenced him to five months in jail at Rikers Island. Two years later, at the age of 19, Martin filmed, narrated, and directed the short film I Could Tell You ‘Bout My Life (2018, 26 min), in which he reflects on his incarceration on Rikers and the effect it had on his life. Join us for the film’s premiere, followed by a conversation with Martin and others about the realities of juvenile justice and education in New York City today.

Additional speakers to be announced, check back for updates.

Co-presented with BYkids.

This screening is part of our Activism on Film series, which delves into stories of social activism in New York City inspired by our ongoing Activist New York exhibition.

About the Speaker: 

Michael Martin filmed, narrated, and directed I Could Tell You ‘Bout My Life through the BYkids program. Mentored by filmmakers Chiemi Karasawa (award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of Isotope Films) and Hollis Meminger (prolific cinematographer with television credits including The Blacklist, Narcos and Younger), Martin reflects on his incarceration on Rikers Island.

About BYkids

BYkids mentors teens to tell their stories through film and share the realities of global inequality and injustice on the world stage. Kids learn citizenry through empathy, using film as a starting point for cross-cultural conversations. BYkids’ films are viewed and discussed by 248 million teens, educators and their families, creating understanding through storytelling.

Price: $15 for Adults | $12 for Seniors, Students, and Educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum Members

Includes Museum admission.

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

 

Dive Deeper: And It Don’t Stop! Theater, Activism and Culture

February 5, 2019 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Presented with support from Hi-Arts

Cutting their teeth during the golden age of Hip Hop in cyphers, poetry slams and battles, multi-award winning playwrights and performers Liza Jessie Peterson, Nsangou Njikam and Will Power have rocked the mic and moved the needle on issues central to liberation and community. This powerful trifecta of carriers of the culture have created solo and ensemble work for the theater and move fluidly from stage to lecture hall to community center to prison day room using their voices and platforms to instigate shifts. Come hear from three of the brightest theater makers of today and experience a mini performance from their new work(s).

Moderated by Raymond Codrington, Executive Director—Hi-Arts.

Price: $10

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

Rethinking Black Women Freedom Fighters: Gloria Richardson, Louise Thompson…

February 7, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Too often, stories of women leaders within the fight for Black liberation are buried behind those of the leading men. This Conversation in Black Freedom Stuides program moves beyond the leading-man narrative by restoring the biographies of Louise Thompson Patterson and Gloria Richardson, and by examining women in the Nation of Islam. Join Ula Taylor, Joseph Fitzgerald and Keith Gilyard as they discuss how Black women negotiated racism, patriarchy, the U.S. class system, and a Cold War world, and forged their own dreams for freedom.

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
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. 

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

Chevalier de Saint Georges of Guadeloupe: Recital and Lecture

January 31, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Joseph Bologne (1745-1799), better known as Chevalier de Saint-Georges, is a historical figure of Guadeloupean descent who was a virtuoso violinist, conductor, and composer. He is known to have influenced composers Haydn and Mozart. He was also the colonel of the famous “Légion Saint-Georges,” the first all black military regiment in Europe where he fought for equality in the face of France’s Slavery Trade laws. 2019 marks the 220th Anniversary of his death.

Musicians from the Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges, will present a US preview concert and lecture of the music of Saint-Georges under the direction of Marlon Daniel, the festival’s Artistic Director and Music Director and Conductor of Ensemble du Monde.

This program is sponsored by Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
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.

More Info:

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