Facing Race, Defining Justice and Making Change

On November 15-17, 2012, racial justice think tank, the Applied Research Center (ARC) and publisher of Colorlines, will host the 2012 Facing Race National Conference. Just ten days after the 2012 Presidential Election, this discussion is the forefront of a critical dialogue about racial justice and social activism and it is timely. More than 1,000 educators, journalists, artists, leaders, and activists are anticipated to attend, along with a stellar lineup of presenters.  The conference is the largest national multi-racial assembly of its kind.

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Brooklyn to Beirut: Art and Theater against AIDS

Join Black and Cuba community partner Sophia Dawson for an evening of Fine Art and Theater at Brooklyn’s South Oxford Space on August 18th. Dawson’s latest works will be auctioned off at Brooklyn to Beirut, an event that will include a talk-back, a solo dance performance by Fela! cast member Danny Soto, and a performance by Paige Gilbert and Khiry Walker. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to HIV/AIDS research, outreach and provide scholarships for students studying Fine and Performing arts. If you are unable to attend, donations are greatly appreciated, and encouraged.

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Black Thought 2.0: New Media and the Future of Black Studies

More than a dozen prominent African American scholars will participate in a conference on the role of social media in cultural studies, April 6-7 at Duke University. The two-day conference, “Black Thought 2.0: New Media and the Future of Black Studies,” will be held at the John Hope Franklin Center and is free and open to the public.

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