Opportunity for marketing executives to have a more holistic understanding of how to reach the LGBT community.
The Green Job Fair in downtown Flushing is an opportunity to connect with companies that serve the community and provide economic opportunities to help sustain the families of that community. Experts from Solar1, Envirolution One, Workforce 1, Green Earth Urban Gardens, GrowNYC, and Mega Power Savings will be giving presentations and will be available for career advise and consulting.
a celebration through dance as a nurturing element in ancestral connections, past and present.
Although segregation was an issue in New York City, both Brooklyn and NYC as a whole have had long histories of civil rights activism. This trolley tour showcases the accomplishments of many noted New Yorkers on that front. Among the highlights are the graves of Susan Smith McKinney Steward, the first female black doctor in New York State; the (Brooklyn-born) downtown artist Jean-Michel Basquiat; and Jeremiah Hamilton, New York City's first black millionaire.
This celebration features the work of legendary hip-hop artist Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and author Jamal Joseph together with the Impact Repertory Theatre and New Orleans' Uptown Music Theatre. They've all teamed up to present the premiere of a performance titled From the African Village to the Urban Village.
takes performers and cultures from four continents, tap dance, hip-hop, body percussion and traditional West African songs and dance to create an electrifying “melting pot” art form. Performance is appropriate for K-12 school age children.
a session with young writers and activists addressing the socio-political climate of American policing.
Botanist George Washington Carver was known as the "Wizard of Tuskegee" for his groundbreaking research into the cultivation of and alternative uses for crops like sweet potatoes, peanuts and soybeans. Children attending this workshop will learn about Carver's achievements, get a chance to paint with plant dyes and plant a peanut seed that they can take home for further observation.
a pre-Fashion Week, Black History Month multi-platform conversation that will celebrate “diversity, creativity, and intelligence of self-expression of black men through style uniquely found on the streets of Harlem.” Participants include Michaela angela Davis, Bevy Smith, Emil Wilbekin, Guy Wood, and Dapper Dan. Come dressed Harlem Sharp for a chance to participate in a live fashion photo shoot with Mangue Banzima of Quistyle.
a performance singer, songwriter, and bassist Ndegeocello, whose influences range from soul and hip hop to rock and jazz. In this special , she pays tribute to late musical great Nina Simone.
will feature a candid conversation on the present day social and political unrest confronting people of African descent, while acknowledging the significant contributions of three freedom fighters: Medgar Wiley Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Josephine Baker. Panelists include Nyle Fort, Imani Henry, Darnell L. Moore, Rahiel Tesfamariam and Jamila Lyiscott. The discussion will be moderated by Jamilah Lemieux, Senior Editor, Ebony.com .
The museum's monthly free Saturday night of music, film and other public programming follows a Black History Month theme in February. Among the highlights are music by Bilal and Water Seed; screenings ofBlack Enuf, The Peculiar Kind and Soul Food Junkies; and discussions with Kim Drew, founder of the blog Black Contemporary Art, and renowned spoken-word artist J. Ivy.
Meet at the northwest corner of 135th St and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave). Subway: 2, 3 to 135th St. Learn about New York’s links to the civil-rights movement on a special edition of Big Onion’s Historic Harlem Walking Tour. Notable stops along the two-hour trek include the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; the NYC headquarters of the NAACP; and the Harlem Hospital Center, where the reverend was treated in 1958 after being stabbed with a letter opener in a bookstore.
Acclaimed activist and educator Dr. Cornel West is the keynote speaker at BAM’s yearly celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Following the speech are performances by the New York Fellowship Mass Choir and Sandra St. Victor & Oya’s Daughter, as well as the art exhibition “Picture the Dream” by NYCHA Atlantic Terminal Community Center students and a 1pm screening of the film The Central Park Five, about five young black and latino men who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon.
Central Harlem’s economic growth and evolution has sparked vital questions: Where’s the money? Where are the jobs? What are the timelines and impacts of development in my neighborhood? This session will provide an overview of current economic development projects underway, workforce training and job opportunities avail¬able to the community, and government resources available to help small businesses and local entrepreneurs. To RSVP, call (212) 531-1609or register at accessmanhattan.eventbrite.com.
If you know a Manhattan teen who’s interested in our city, please have them RSVP at bit.ly/ManhattanYouthCouncilSignUp to attend this important event. I want to hear their concerns about our future, which is why I’m working to form a Manhattan Youth Council to advise me on what matters most in their lives.
Black LGBT communities have always been at the intersection of racial justice and LGBT activism, although their continued invisibility within these movements have marginalized their voices due to homophobia and racism. Although pioneers such as James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Audre Lorde and Bayard Rustin used activism to advance racial justice and LGBT issues, there is still more work to be done. LGBT Black communities experience a unique form of discrimination at home and within faith institutions, schools, workplaces, health facilities and communities. This session, co-sponsored by Funders for LGBTQ Issuesand Third Wave Fund, will examine how leaders and organizations connect racial and LGBT identity to secure social justice for LGBT people.
College Fair Process exclusively surrounding HBCUs.
This event will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 and hosted by Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University. This will be an opportunity for high school, pre-med and medical students to network and learn about the journey of becoming a health professional. The Career we choose does not exempt us from injustice and prejudice in the world and medical field. So we build each other up and represent the underserved.
There will be various workshops conducted by medical students, residents, and medical school faculty that will help to guide high school, pre-med and medical students along the pathway to medicine as well as how to finance that journey. Additionally there will be an exhibitor fair that includes research programs, medical schools and test prep organizations that high school, pre-med and medical students will be able to speak with. We know that everyone who attends will leave with inspiration, knowledge and realization that becoming a health professional is doable.
Distinguished Barnard alumnae Asali Solomon and Alexis Gumbs read from their novels, stories, and poems as prelude to a discussion about the pleasures and dangers of black girlhood. Asali Solomon is the author of the recently published, critically acclaimed novel Disgruntled—a coming-of-age story centering on Kenya, a daughter of black nationalists who finds herself navigating both radical politics and elite white educational institutions on her way to adulthood—and Get Down!, a collection of short stories. Alexis Gumbs, queer black troublemaker, black feminist love evangelist, time traveller and space cadet, is a poet, independent scholar, and activist. She is the founder of the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind intergalactic community school, and was recently named one of “6 Scholars Currently Reimaging Black Politics” by The Nation.
The Performing And Visual Arts Fair will help to find out lots of admission and enrollment opportunities in different recognized private or public sector high school, college, universities and other associated learning institutes that are specialized in offering undergraduate as well as post graduate degree or diploma courses in creative streams like music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design and other related subjects.
BCRW’s newest working group, Practicing Refusal: Thinking Beyond Resistance, kicks off with a lecture by distinguished ethicist and feminist theorist Denise Ferreira da Silva. She will engage a fundamental challenge posed by Black feminism: the questioning gender as the only critical tool for examining the socio-historical trajectories of women. She extends Hortense Spillers’ reconfiguration of “woman”, the female, and the feminine, in ways that dis/order the modern grammar of the patriarch. Ferreira da Silva is a associate professor at the Institute for Research on Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, University of British Columbia, and the author ofToward a Global Idea of Race.