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January 2021

Michael Meyerson: From the Constitution to COVID: Religious Freedom in America

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online
Free
Meyerson

Join us on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 7 pm EST as we speak to Micheal Meyerson for his presentation “From the Constitution to COVID: Religious Freedom in America." Meyerson is a Professor of Law and the Piper & Marbury Faculty Fellow at the University of Baltimore, specializing in constitutional law and American legal history. As the author of Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America (Yale University Press, 2012), Meyerson has also written three other books and…

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Ryan M. Jones: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream Deferred to a Nightmare

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
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Topic: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream Deferred to a Nightmare Time: Jan 21, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89798325701 Meeting ID: 897 9832 5701 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most prolific and honorable leaders for all time. He is also one of the most complex. In August 1963, Dr. King was at the height of his popularity with his fight to end racial discrimination in the United States…

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February 2021

Regie Gibson presents To Make a Poet Black: Notes from a Literary-Musician

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Regie Gibson

In this hybrid of lecture & performance, Regie Gibson explores the creative power of speech in the modern Black spoken-word tradition.  Literaryperformer, Regie Gibson, has lectured & performed widely in the U.S., Cuba & Europe. Representing the U.S. in Italy, Regie competed for & received both the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone & The Europa in Versi Award in LaGuardia di Como. He’s a Brother Thomas Fellow & has received two Live Arts Boston Grants to develop his first play, The Juke: A Blues Bacchae in which he intersects…

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Hasan Jeffries presents Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Hasan Jeffries

Join us as we speak to Hasan Kwame Jeffries for his presentation "Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans' Struggle to Live Their Freedoms." Hasan Kwame Jeffries is an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University where he’s taught graduate and undergraduate seminars on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, and surveys in African American and American history. He’s the author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt and is…

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