Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Join us Sunday 7/12 for Community Day: Say it Loud..

Community Day: Say it Loud...
A reflection on the ‘67 Newark Uprising, Then and Now
Sunday, July 12th, Noon – 5pm

On the anniversary of the 1967 Newark Uprising, we reflect with our community on the parallels and differences between then and now. Through a series of engaging virtual programs ranging from story time, performance, and conversations, themes of equity and inclusion will be explored. This is an opportunity for all generations to come together to discuss and understand our past and present in order to build towards a better future.

SCHEDULE

Storytime Live: Undoing Racism
Noon

Inequality in Art, with Aruna D'Souza
2pm

Poet Alexis Green and Music by Gimmidat
3pm

Ras Baraka and Linda Harrison in Conversation - Newark, The Progressive City
4pm




Storytime Live: Undoing Racism, Noon

Join Sharon Owens of The Newark Public Library and child therapist Moya Mathison for a reading of The Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, by Douglas Wood. Together they will explore tactics for dealing with the anxiety of racism, and some steps to undo it.

Click here to register for the Zoom session. Will also stream on Facebook Live.


Inequality in Art, with Aruna D'Souza, 2pm

Join writer Aruna D’Souza as we explore the intersections of social justice and the art world. In her work, D'Souza focuses on modern and contemporary art, intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics,  and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her most recent book “Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts” was named one of the best art books of 2018 by the New York Times.

Click here to register for the Zoom session. Will also stream on Facebook Live.


Poet Alexis Green and Music by Gimmidat, 3pm

Music and poetry have always played an important role in promoting change and bringing healing. The words of poet Alexis Green will allow us to reflect on social justice and hope for change. Then join Gimmidat for sounds of inspiration and support as we continue our day long celebration of equality and inclusion.

Click here to register. Will take place on Zoom ONLY.


Ras Baraka and Linda Harrison in Conversation - Newark, The Progressive City, 4pm

Join us for an insightful discussion about the transformation of Newark over the last several years and the new urban role model that Newark has become as a result. Linda Harrison, The Newark Museum of Art’s Director and CEO, welcomes Newark Mayor Ras Baraka for a thoughtful conversation about how social justice and the arts are propelling New Jersey’s largest city.

Click here to register for the Zoom session. Will also stream on Facebook Live.


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