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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, September 1
@ 6 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Black Women and the Criminal Justice System
How do we make sense of the increasing menace of racial terror in America? Is there a pattern to this racial violence? What is the history of this criminalization of black women? Why is there no mercy for black women in the criminal justice system? And how have black women challenged these injustices in the criminal justice system? Join the conversation with Sarah Haley, Keisha Blain, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor as they explain the role of race and gender not only in punishment but also in th…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Fri, September 2
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
Labor Day "Carnival" Edition
The Schomburg Center is passionate about representing Caribbean communities in its 91-year mission of celebrating people of African descent across the Diaspora. That’s why we are thrilled to present First Fridays: “Carnival” Edition! Back by popular demand, our third annual event returns with a fun-filled activities including steel pan drummers, stilt walkers, mass camp, sponsored tables, and free food for attendees who are encouraged to proudly rep their countries with paraphernalia and flags.…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thu, September 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
Heather Ann Thompson & Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, by award-winning historian Heather Ann Thompson of University of Michigan, sheds new light on one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century—the 1971 Attica Correctional Facility uprising in upstate New York. The book explores every aspect of the uprising and its legacy from the perspectives of all of those involved in this 45-year fight for justice—the prisoners, the state officials, the lawyers, the sta…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
Book Lovers
Mon, September 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Theater Talks: Sell/Buy/Date
Tony Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) will take to the Schomburg stage to discuss her new one-woman play, Sell/Buy/Date. The exuberant new show is inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry, and preserves the full humanity of voices seldom heard in the theater. Jones and director Carolyn Cantor will be in conversation with Joan Morgan, an award-winning journalist and author, and a provocative cultural critic. @SchomburgC…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, September 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Black Power 50 Talks: Sohail Daulatzai and Marc Lamont Hill
As part of the Schomburg’s year-long exploration of the Black Power Movement, Sohail Daulatzai, author of Fifty Years of “The Battle of Algiers”: Past as Prologue and Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom Beyond America, offers a perspective on the political and cultural history of black internationalism from the 1950s to the present. Daulatzai will highlight how movements in the U.S. found connections to larger communities of resistance around the globe, and disc…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, September 14
@ 2 p.m.
Before 5: Luvvie Ajayi and Francheska Medina
With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I’m Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissect our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital lives. This afternoon delight will feature the sharp wit and astute observations of Ajayi joined by Francheska Medina, founder of the website/blog HeyFranHey.com. @SchomburgCenter #ImJudgingYou Watch on…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, September 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines: C. Nicole Mason and Vanessa K. De Luca
Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America is a memoir that explores the meaning and shifting narratives of black girlhood and womanhood in a contemptuous America. Author C. Nicole Mason, PhD and Vanessa DeLuca, Editor-In-Chief of ESSENCE Magazine, will be in conversation and the evening will feature a reading by Charlene Carruthers, Executive Director of BYP100. Following the event will be a reception and book signing. @SchomburgCenter #BornBright FIRST COME, FIR…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, September 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
Artist and the Archive: Race and Revolution
Nine contemporary artists respond to excerpts from documents written by leaders of the American Revolution in the current public art exhibition Race and Revolution, curated by Katie Fuller on Governor’s Island in New York. Artists Talwst, Nona Faustine, and Cannupa Hanska Luger of the Race Revolution collective, will join Katie Fuller in a moderated conversation about historical memory and the influence of archival material on a contemporary art and activism. @SchomburgCenter #RaceandRevolution…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thu, September 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg: When Sugar Hill Was Sweet: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done
This engaging discussion will pay tribute to the dynamic women of 409 and 555 Edgecombe, some of whom history has been relegated to the background, eclipsed by the famous men they married. These influential personages include Shirley Graham Du Bois, Dr. Mamie Phipps Clarke, Louise Thompson-Patterson, and Eslanda Goode Robeson. Rosemari Mealy, J.D., Ph.D. will be in conversation with Tina Campt, Ph.D. A pop-up exhibition will be featured. @SchomburgCenter #AWomansWork FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, September 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
Kia Corthron and Margo Jefferson
The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter: A Novel, the first novel by lauded playwright and writer for The Wire, Kia Corthron, sweeps American history from 1941 to the twenty-first century through the lives of four men--two white brothers from rural Alabama and two black brothers from small town Maryland--whose journey culminates in an explosive and devastating encounter between the two families. Sharing a cultural and literary heritage with Edward P. Jones, Corthron's The Castle Cross the Magnet Car…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
Book Lovers
Mon, November 14
@ 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+,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults

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