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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Nonprofit Thursday: Schomburg director in town this Saturday
“Slavery By Another Name”
panel adds Schomburg director
This Saturday’s panel
discussion on the PBS documentary “Slavery By Another Name”, based on the
Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name by Douglas Blackmon, now includes
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the renown Schomburg Center in Harlem.
Previously announced panelists include: Susan Hall, community relations
director for the Western Reserve Historical Society; county councilman
Julian Rogers; civil rights attorney Dennis Niermann; motivational speaker
Basheer Jones; radio/tv personality Sandra Bishop; and filmmaker Marquette
A portion of the
riveting documentary, broadcast last week in its entirety, will be shown before
the panel discussion. The program begins at 6PM this Saturday, Feb. 25 at New Bridge, 3634 Euclid Ave.,
Cleveland OH 44115. Call 216.867.9775 for info.
appointed director of the Schomburg Center in November 2010. He is the author
Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America. Learn more about him here and here.
League Park Update
If you are interested
in learning more about the recently announced plans for the restoration and
reconstruction of League Park and the redevelopment plans for the surrounding
neighborhood, you are invited to attend the community meeting on next Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 6PM at Faith Temple Church of God, 7035
Lexington Ave, Cleveland OH 44106. The meeting is sponsored by the League Park
Heritage Committee and the City of Cleveland.
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Cleveland State Black Studies
Dept. hosts Ghana film festival
The School of Communication and the Howard A. Mims African
American Cultural Center will be presenting an UMOJA Round Table event,
“African Films Versus Reality: A Student Film Showcase”, on Feb. 29.
The event is free and will feature two former Imaging Africa (Com 428)
students’ films from 4PM to 5:30PM in the Main Classroom Building, Room
Mai-Kim Dang, a Cleveland State film graduate, and MiLisa Coleman,
a digital media major, will be present to discuss their films and their
experiences in Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Ethiopia.
Light refreshments will be served, and the event is open to the
public. Dang and Coleman visited the African continent as a result
of two different travel abroad programs.
Dang visited Ethiopia through a Fulbright research grant while
Coleman visited Ghana and Burkina Faso through the Morehouse Pan African Global
Experience (MPAGE) study aboard program. The ability to get first hand accounts
of Africa should be useful in addressing many of the misperceptions Americans
have about Africa.
Imaging Africa is a class taught by instructor Eric Siler and is
designed to enable students to understand images, stereotypes, and myths
associated with the historical development of film with African content.
Instructor Siler encourages CSU students to participate in the
screenings and see what former students have done with information learned in
For more information, please contact Prester Pickett, coordinator
of the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center at (216) 687-3656 or