February 08, 2017
439 W. 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
Gavin Brown’s enterprise
The Tate Group
Curated by Brian Tate
Co-Founder, Black August Hip Hop Project; Activist, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Rev. Kaji Douša
Senior Minister, Park Avenue Christian Church
New York State Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Dr. Marta Moreno Vega
President/Founder, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
Musician/Producer; Author, "Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader" (Duke University Press, 2016)
Performance: Storyboard P
ABOUT THE CONVERSATION
America has entered an era of sweeping political and cultural change. In ways we can anticipate or barely conceive - what will be different? The question has urgent meaning for Black Americans - particularly those engaged in the fight for civil rights, economic empowerment, cultural representation, and human justice. And especially in the wake of events in New York City, Ferguson, Baltimore, North Charleston, Waller County, and countless cities across the nation.
What is the historical and international context of our current situation? As we look toward the world we want to create, what are the commitments we must make, individually and collectively, to achieve it? What can we learn from other occasions throughout history when we have come together as a people to combat racism and advance the cause of human justice?
Join us for a conversation on the issues with five powerful thinkers, followed by an audience Q&A. The night will begin with a performance by dancer Storyboard P.