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2016 Founder's Day Gathering: BLACK VOICES MATTER!
Sat, February 27, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
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Please join us in celebrating the civil rights legacy of ABHM's founder, Dr. James Cameron, at our annual Gathering for Racial Repair and Reconciliation.
This year’s program, Black Voices Matter! An Evening of Arts and Culture, dramatizes the historic and enduring struggle against violence and oppression by black artists and writers.
5:00pm – Doors open with the
- Unveiling of a new museum exhibit about Dr. Cameron's Life & Writings, created by the Milwaukee Public Library
- Release, sale and signing of the new illustrated and expanded edition of Dr. Cameron's inspiring memoir, A Time of Terror: A Survivor's Story, published by LifeWrites Press.
6:00pm – Curtain rises for Black Voices Matter!
- Safe – a historic 1-act anti-lynching protest play – performed by the Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company
- The Survivor's Story – readings from written wisdom of Dr. James Cameron – performed by ABHM Head Griot Reggie Jackson
- A Walk with Ida B. Wells – a 1-woman play based on the advocacy of journalist Ida B. Wells – performed by Marti Gobel, Actor/Director/Teaching Artist
Black Voices Matter! will be narrated by Robert Smith, UWM Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Inclusion & Engagement. An Audience Talkback follows the performance, moderated by Milwaukee talk radio show host Eric Von.
A Time of Terror: A Survivor's Story will be released to the public for the first time at this event. The book, which retails at $24.99, will be available at an event discount of $20 for 1 copy or $30 for 2 copies, when pre-ordered with a ticket. (If you want more than 2 copies, please write to us at email@example.com.)
Books at the event: A limited number of books will be available for purchase immediately following the performance, so it is best to pre-order books with your tickets by 2/21. Pick up your pre-ordered book at the event by showing your ticket.
The late Dr. Cameron's son, Virgil, will be on hand to sign books, along with the writers (Reggie Jackson, Dr. Robert Smith, Dr. Fran Kaplan) who contributored new material to this expanded edition.
To read excerpts from the book or for more information, click here.
Proceeds from ticket and book sales support the ongoing public programming of America's Black Holocaust Museum.
The Legacy Foundation is very grateful to the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Milwaukee Public Library, our Corporate Sponsors, and our Community Partners for making this Founder's Day Program possible.
How can my organization become a CORPORATE SPONSOR or COMMUNITY PARTNER for this event? We offer special benefits and discounts for our organizational partners so that they may bring groups of employees or members. Please contact Dr. Fran Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and group orders.
Are there ID requirements or an AGE LIMIT to enter the event? This event is appropriate for people aged 13 and older.
Where can I PARK? Street and lot parking are available near the Milwaukee Public Library. Click here for details.
How can I BUY MORE THAN 2 BOOKS? Please contact email@example.com to place an order.
Where can I CONTACT THE ORGANIZER with any questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my registration/ticket TRANSFERRABLE? Yes. Whoever bears your ticket will be allowed in. If you purchased a ticket plus a book, whoever bears that special ticket will be allowed to pick up your book.
What if the weather is bad? February can be a challenging month in Milwaukee, but we're used to that. The show will go on unless the weather is dangerous. If you think we might cancel the event, please check here: http://abhmuseum.org/event/black-voices-matter-abhm-founders-day-gathering-2016/ for a cancellation notice.
What is your REFUND policy? If, due to dangerous weather, ABHM cancels the event, we will contact you within a week or so AFTER 2/27 by email. Your charges will be refunded minus the processing fees we must pay to Eventbrite and PayPal. If you find yourself unable to attend and cannot to sell or pass your ticket on to someone else, we will refund your charges minus the processing fees.
If I cannot attend, how can I GET MY BOOK(S)? ABHM will set up a day and times for pick-up in a central Milwaukee location after the event. We will notify you by email.