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15 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
2 p.m.Before 5: Xenobia Bailey and Tammi Lawson
Join us for a conversation between artist, designer and cultural activist, Xenobia Bailey, and Tammi Lawson, Assistant Curator of Arts and Artifacts at the Schomburg Center. The two will discuss the inspirations to Xenobia's Reconstruction of Funktional Design: A Design Project for Social, and Economic Urban Redevelopment. The artist will share how the creative wisdom of her family’s history originating crafts skills and a material culture in the aesthetic of funk within small African Americ…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6 p.m.Afro-Latin@s Now: Race Counts!
The AfroLatin@ Forum is pleased to present Afro-Latin@s Now: Race Counts!, a three-day international conference to be held October 23–25, 2014, in New York City. This gathering will provide a unique opportunity to examine the structural and ideological barriers to full Afro-Latino representation and discuss opportunities for positive social change. For more information on the Forum and the conference: www.afrolatinoforum.org. The afrolatin@ forum raises awareness of Latin@s of African descent i…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Monday, October 27, 2014
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Muslim Voices of Philadelphia and New York
Join us for screenings of a series of short documentaries produced by the Muslim Voices community history project. The goal of the Muslim Voices Project is to provide instruction and media tools to traditionally underrepresented Muslim groups so that they can research and share the stories, significant events, achievements and issues that are part of both the history of Islam in Philadelphia and New York. FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full h…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: George Clinton & Questlove
The funk musician George Clinton shares stories about his life and career on the occasion of the publication of his new book, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir. Clinton will be in conversation with the Roots’ drummer, DJ, writer, and producer Questlove. Grammy award winning artist George Clinton was the mastermind behind Parliament and Funkadelic, the two bands that virtually defined the funk genre. Clinton began recording solo in 1981, and has earned a…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
7 p.m.Caribbean Lecture Series: Dr. Peter David Phillips
Dr. Peter David Phillips, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance will be the presenter at the Tenth Annual CIN Lecture Series, one of the premier Caribbean events in New York, attracting a cross-section of diplomats, media, business and religious leaders and other noteworthy members of the Caribbean community. Each year the Lecture Series attracts large audiences with each presentation rbroadcast on CINTV reaching the over two million Caribbean-Americans in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Monday, November 3, 2014
6:30 p.m.Ordinary People: Dear Joe
Charles Stephens and Steven G. Fullwood, editors of Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call, consider the enduring legacy and influence of Joesph Beam and the black gay renaissance of the 1980s and 90s. 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, American Negro TheatreAdults
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:30 p.m.Talks at the Schomburg: The State of Black American Theatres
This past summer, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) hosted Catalyst: Moving the Black Theatre Legacy Forward, the first national convening of its kind in the 21st century for 21 of America’s leading black theater institutions. Join Sade Lythcott, NBT’s CEO, and Jonathan McCrory, NBT’s Director of Theatre Arts Program and curator of Howlround.com, for The State of Black American Theaters, a postmortem discussion about the outcome of such a convening and the financial and structu…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Friday, November 7, 2014
6 p.m.First Fridays
Join us for First Fridays, our popular monthly social gathering. Don't miss the live music, signature drinks, and extended viewing hours in our galleries. 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 CultureAdults
Monday, November 10, 2014
6:30 p.m.Question Bridge: Tell Your Story!
Question Bridge is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of black men from diverse and contending backgrounds: and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine black male identity in America. You can join us and contribute to the project by submitting your own questions and videotaped responses. Learn more about Question Bridge here: http://beta.questionbridge.com/ FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to e…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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 CultureAdults,
50+,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
6:30 p.m.Albert Murray: His Life and Work
Albert Murray (May 12, 1916-August 18, 2013) was an essayist, critic and novelist who influenced the national discussion about race by challenging the folklore of white supremacy and the fake-lore of black pathology, insisting that the black experience was essential to American culture and inextricably tied to it. 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…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
2 p.m.Before 5: Chouki El Hamel
With little written information on the history and effects of slavery in Morocco, Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race and Islam bridges that gap. Author Chouki El Hamel examines the experiences, identity, and achievements of enslaved blacks while also analyzing the extent to which Islamic religion and ideology actually orders a society. Dr. Chouki El Hamel is a professor at Arizona State University in Tempe. His work focuses primarily on Islamic culture in Africa. Black Morocco: A His…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:30 p.m.Talks at the Schomburg: Black Art + Identity Politics
Join exhibiting artists from i found god in myself (Renee Cox and Dianne Smith) and Question Bridge: Black Males (Hank Willis Thomas and Bayete Ross Smith) for a conversation about the racial, gender, and class politics that inform their cultural production as visual artists. 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
Saturday, November 22, 2014
4 p.m.Homage 3: Illmatic
In conjunction with Changing Perceptions Theater, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents a revival of Homage 3: Illmatic, an original play by Shaun Neblett that was developed from NaS' album Illmatic and pays homage to the themes and lyrics of the classic album. Come see the play that African American scholar Dr. Michael Eric Dyson said was, "A great play that evokes a sense of history and a sense of intimacy with people who nurture you, surround you and are a mystery to you…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
8 p.m.Homage 3: Illmatic
In conjunction with Changing Perceptions Theater, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents a revival of Homage 3: Illmatic, an original play by Shaun Neblett that was developed from NaS' album Illmatic and pays homage to the themes and lyrics of the classic album. Come see the play that African American scholar Dr. Michael Eric Dyson said was, "A great play that evokes a sense of history and a sense of intimacy with people who nurture you, surround you and are a mystery to you…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults