Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm: Esmeralda Simmons Joins Peniel Joseph for “Stokely” Booksigning
Esmeralda Simmons Joins Award-Winning Author Peniel E. Joseph in Conversation about Stokely Carmichael
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Medgar Evers College (Brooklyn)
As part of its John Oliver Killens Reading Series at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, the Center for Black Literature will host author and professor of history Peniel E. Joseph on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his latest book, “Stokely: A Life,” about activist Stokely Carmichael.
Professor Joseph will be in conversation with Esmeralda Simmons, Esq., founder of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College (CLSJ). Former Councilmember Charles Barron will serve as a respondent following the conversation. The event is free and open to the public, and following the discussion there will be a question-and-answer session and a book-signing.
In this book about the charismatic and controversial Stokely Carmichael, Joseph captures the life of this giant of the Civil Rights Movement. Author, cultural commentator and Professor Michael Eric Dyson stated, “Carmichael was the Prince of black revolution, and ‘Stokely’ is the brilliant chronicle of his complicated and remarkable reign during tempestuous times.”
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium at Medgar Evers College,
1638 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225.
This program is co-sponsored by the CLSJ, Institute of the Black World 21st Century and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.
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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm: CLSJ and the Center for Black Literature Welcome Dr. Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie: A Book Signing and Discussion
Dr. K. Zauditu-Selassie is Professor of English at Coppin State University in the Humanities Department. A 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cocody in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, she is the author of “I Got a Home in Dat Rock: Memory, Orisa, and Yoruba Spiritual Identity in African American Literature” and “Orisa: Yoruba Gods and Spiritual Identity in Africa and the Diaspora,” as well as several journal articles including, “Women Who Know Things: African Epistemologies, Ecocriticism, and Female Spiritual Authority in the Novels of Toni Morrison,” and “Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: Using Adinkra Symbols to Frame Critical Agenda in African Diasporic Literature.”
She is also the author of a book of critical essays titled, “African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison,” a 2009 publication of the University Press of Florida, which won the Toni Morrison Society’s 2010 award for the best single-authored book.
Her latest book, “At the End of Daybreak” is a collection of short stories.
Friday, October 24, 2014
The School of Professional and Community Development
1534 Bedford Avenue – Conference Room
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at 12 pm: Joan P. Gibbs on BK Live re: Immigration Rights and Issues
On BK Live, the topic is immigration and how the NYPD and the federal government are working together and whether their collaboration helps or hurts the immigrant resident in NYC. Segment also examines the new, upcoming municipal ID, as well.
Join Joan P. Gibbs, Esq and others to will discuss this issue. Here is the panel…
» Joan P. Gibbs, Esq. (Center for Law and Social Justice)
» Carlos Menchaca (City Council Member, District 38)
» Marika Davis, Esq. (Make the Road New York)
In case you missed it, watch the segment here: https://vimeo.com/109177212
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Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014: Esmeralda Simmons at Town Hall on Race, Policing, and Civil Rights
On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, starting at 7pm, BRIC will host the town hall in the BRIC House Ballroom, the 240-seat performance space inside BRIC Arts | Media House (BRIC House), the organization’s new 40,000-square-foot facility in Downtown Brooklyn. The public is encouraged to attend the event and participate in the discussion.
As the media storm over Eric Garner and Ferguson subsides, Brooklyn Independent Media seeks to keep the conversation going while finding an empowered way to move forward in a borough and nation where people of color continue to be subject to racially biased police conduct.
WHAT: Race, Policing and Civil Rights: A Community Town Hall
WHO: BRIC and Brooklyn Independent Media
Moderator: Brian Vines, BRIC/Brooklyn Independent Media
Esmeralda Simmons, Executive Director Center for Law & Social Justice at Medgar Evers College
Lumumba Bandele, Senior Community Organizer for Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Jumaane Williams, NYC Council Member
Rinku Sen, Publisher of Colorlines and Executive Director of Race Forward
Linda Sarsour, Executive Director of Arab American Association
WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn (Open to the public)
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