This Black History Month, hard data reveal how the pandemic has widened racial divides.
An interactive Black History Month people’s practicum deconstructing interconnections between law and political motivation; history and perception that will address reality and myths associated with representing and defending black people in the criminal justice system.
Come for a night of celebrating African-American culture and accomplishments through games, music and cultural experiences, a wrap up to the Institute for Policy Studies’s Liberation in Action 2017 Black History Month series.
Talk with Dr. William Ferguson “Fergie” Reid, first Black member of the Virginia General Assembly, part of the Institute for Policy Studies’s Liberation in Action 2017 Black History Month series!
An event highlighting black women resisting patriarchy, sexism, and capitalism in our path to collective liberation, part of the Institute for Policy Studies’s Liberation in Action 2017 Black History Month series!
Dr. King left us a radical vision. Join IPS and a community of scholars and activists to reclaim this vision, our history and our future, part of the Institute for Policy Studies’s Liberation in Action 2017 Black History Month series!
A film screening followed by a discussion with Pan-African activist and IPS Events Coordinator Netfa Freeman about the contributions of Africans worldwide and the tendency of capitalism toward the socio economic oppression of African people globally.
An IPS and Community Cinema [DC] preview of a film that uses research footage, newsreels, home movies, and modern short films to expose some of the potential underlying causes that continue to affect implicit racial biases inherent in American institutions.
The Institute for Policy Studies’ Netfa Freeman moderates a session of the “Malcolm X Black Power Conference” that highlights the international struggle for reparations on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.
Join IPS, Teaching for Change books, and Busboys & Poets for a talk with noted attorney, educator, musician and community advocate, Junius Williams, presents and signs his new book on “Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power.”
Join this intimate discussion with Dr. Musgove on his book, Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics that draws from untapped sources, including interviews conducted with twenty-five sitting and former black members of Congress. The book Includes new stories that reinterprets familiar events and connect patterns of surveillance, counterintelligence, and disproportionate investigation of black elected officials to the broader political culture.
Coretta Scott King was MLK’s equal partner.
Shukree Hassan Tilghman’s More Than a Month follows Tilghman, as he embarks on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. More Than a Month examines what the treatment of history tells us about race and power in contemporary America.
At its core, More Than a Month is about what it means to be an American, to fight for one’s rightful place in the American landscape, however unconventional the means, even at the risk of ridicule or misunderstanding. In that way, it is about the universal endeavor to discover one’s self. The film asks the questions: How do we justify teaching American history as somehow separate from African American history? What does it mean that we have a Black History Month? What would it mean if we didn’t?
Film with response/review presented by DC Youth Slam Poetry Team.
When we pull together to forge a new and equitable path, change is possible.
Dedrick Muhammad gives a presentation on Black History Month.