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VOICES OF CRISIS: The Crisis Continues

The New School

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

New York, United States

VOICES OF CRISIS: The Crisis Continues

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VOICES OF CRISIS: The Crisis Continues
How have activists from the civil rights era passed the torch to those fighting for justice and equality today? Join Harry Belafonte, actor and longtime activist; Phillip Agnew, director of the Dream Defenders; and Raquel Cepeda, journalist and filmmaker, in conversation with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library. The evening will be kicked off by a performance led by Joe Harley, an alumnus of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Be sure to join us at other events that are a part of this series.

VOICES OF CRISIS Exhibition
Wednesday, February 12–Friday, March 6
The New School
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue
(reception to be held in galleries immediately following the February 12 event)

In 1964, The American Race Crisis lectures brought to The New School leading figures from the civil rights movement. Speakers included Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, Ossie Davis, Louis Lomax, and John Killens, among others. Now, fifty years later, VOICES OF CRISIS tells the story of the American Race Crisis lecture series, featuring exclusive audio from the series.

ABOUT THE VOICES OF CRISIS SERIES
All events co-curated by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library; and The New School. Dominque Howse, Event Design and Programming; Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf and Ladi'Sasha Jones, Schomburg Center, Event Co-Curators.

Made possible with support from: The New School Archives & Special Collections; The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library; The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music; The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design; The New School University Student Senate; The University Social Justice Committee.

Exhibition: Miles Kohrman, Curator. Abigail Muir, Exhibition Designer. Produced by the New School Archives & Special Collections. Presented by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.

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Tishman Auditorium
The New School
63 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)


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The New School

The New School, a leading progressive university in New York City, was founded in 1919 as a center of intellectual and artistic freedom. Today The New School is still in the vanguard of innovation and experimentation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in design and the social sciences, the humanities, management, and the performing arts and thousands of adult learners in continuing education courses. Committed to public engagement, The New School welcomes thousands of New Yorkers yearly to its celebrated public programs and maintains a global presence through its online learning programs, research institutes, and international partnerships. 

The New School's seven divisions include Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, The New School for Public Engagement,  Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Drama, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Learn more at www.newschool.edu.

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