Schooled by Struggle: How black radicals teach us

When:
June 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Where:
Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library
41 Geneva Ave
Dorchester
MA 02121
Contact:
encuentro 5

From Richard Wright’s influential memoir *Black Boy* to the autobiography of political exile Assata Shakur, the stories of African American radicals retain the power to teach and inspire. What can we learn today by studying the experiences and reflections of past generations of radical activists? In an era where our public schools and our communities are sites of growing struggles, what can previous generations of black radicals teach us today that can help to strengthen our community movements for social justice, in the classroom… and beyond?

Please join us for a panel discussion and comunity dialogue, featuring speakers: Mimi Jones, Tony Van Der Meer, Nino Brown, Joseph G. Ramsey, and Jessie Gardner. The conversation will be hosted by Dorotea Manuela and Suren Moodliar of Encuentro Cinco.