February 08, 2017
7:00-9:00 p.m. 
Free 

Gavin Brown’s
enterprise Harlem
439 W. 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
gavinbrown.biz

Presented by
Gavin Brown’s enterprise
The Tate Group 

Curated by Brian Tate

 

PANELISTS

Monifa Bandele

Co-Founder, Black August Hip Hop Project; Activist, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Rev. Kaji Douša
Senior Minister, Park Avenue Christian Church

Kassandra Frederique
New York State Director, Drug Policy Alliance

Dr. Marta Moreno Vega
President/Founder, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

 

MODERATOR

Greg Tate
Cultural Critic/
Musician/Producer; Author, "Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader" (Duke University Press, 2016)

Performance: Storyboard P

OPENING REMARKS

Brandon Holmes
Organizer, NYCLU

 

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.

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