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TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Ghosts of Amistad
Join Marcus Rediker, author of The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odissey of Slavery and Freedom, for a screening of Ghosts of Amistad. The film, based on Rediker's book, chronicles a journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the rebels who captured the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, to interview elders about local memory of the incident, and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began. The filmmak…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6 p.m.Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Black and Brown Coalitions
Schomburg Education presents this dynamic adult education series with a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies. The Spring 2015 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). May 7 at 6 p.m. with Sonia Song-Ha Lee; Washington University in St. Louis; Alejandra Marchevsky, California State University, Los Angeles; and Johanna Fernandez, B…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureCollege & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: Ginger Adams Otis
Ginger Adams Otis in Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest shares stories of courage—about firefighters risking their lives in the line of duty but also risking their livelihood by battling an unjust system. FDNY Captain Paul Washington is a second-generation black firefighter, who spent his multi-decade career fighting to get blacks on the job. He faced an insular, close-knit culture that favored families and friends and never saw its own inclusion as privilege. Bas…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, May 14, 2015
4:30 p.m.Basic Research 101
In the ever expanding information universe finding the right information can be like locating the proverbial needle in a haystack. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. In Basic Research 101 you will get an introduction to everything you need to know to satisfy your information needs. We will help you learn where to look for the information you need, how to navigate catalogs, databases and websites, and how to evaluate what you find. Topics will include catalogs searches, databases and electronic re…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10 a.m. The Junior Scholars' Annual Youth Summit 2015: Ascension
The teens of the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program present a multi-media event that reflects their yearlong study of black history and culture linked to the theme of Ascension. Enjoy a day-long program of youth-led projects in dance, theater, spoken word, video production, magazine journalism, social media, visual arts, photography, and comic book art. To learn more about the Junior Scholars Program and how teens, ages 11-18, can get involved visit www.schomburgcenter.org/juniorscholars
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Monday, May 18, 2015
6:30 p.m.From Binaries to Bridges: Black Liberation and Model Minority Mutiny
How did racialized notions of criminality become so closely associated with blackness? How did the story of Asian American success and racial uplift become so widely accepted? What is the relationship between the two, and what are the implications for today's racial politics? Join us for an exciting evening exploring Black and Asian American racial formation, featuring Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and author of The Condemnation of Blackne…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6 p.m.Estate and Gift Planning Seminar
Are you working on your estate plans or need to update them? How can you best provide for family and loved ones while also supporting your favorite charities? Do you understand the probate process or want to avoid it? Are you confused by the continued estate tax changes? Most importantly, what will be your legacy? We are pleased to present an educational seminar for Library patrons and supporters. John Bacon, Director of Planned Giving, will present estate planning concepts in easy-to-und…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults,
50+,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
6:30 p.m. Streams of Consciousness: A Movement Narrative
This program, co presented by CCCADI and The Schomburg Center for Research, is a dance anthology exploring the cultural and ecological importance of water and probing the spiritual mandate, in the nature based esoteric traditions of the African Diaspora, to preserve this and other natural resources. Paloma McGregor's ensemble presents an excerpt from her lyrical piece, "How to Build a Better Fishtrap". Michael Manswell of Something Positive tells a dance-tale about the relationship between prim…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Monday, June 1, 2015
6:30 p.m.The Literary Society
The Literary Society invites you to join them for their book club conversation on Toni Morrison’s new release, God Help the Child. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Friday, June 5, 2015
6 p.m.First Fridays: Black Gay Pride Edition
The Schomburg Center’s In The Life Archive presents First Fridays: Black Gay Pride Edition, in honor of the black LGBT community and LGBT pride celebrations that occur nationally each June. Join us as we celebrate our great LGBT pioneers and the rich history housed in our In The Life Archive! Groove to the music of DJ Missy B and Craig Nice in the Langston Hughes Lobby and jam to DJ BYRELL The GREAT in our courtyard as you enjoy our signature drinks and extended viewing hours in our galleries,…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
11 a.m.Heroes on Camera: International Center of Photography Introductory Workshop
Kick off your summer with the International Center of Photography's Heroes on Camera Workshops! During the session, teens will use cameras supplied by the NYPL to learn the basics of digital photography and capture their unique perspectives. The artwork will be displayed at neighborhood libraries at the end of the summer.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)