Black August: Commemorating the Black Liberation Movement (Weds Night Live)

Black August: Commemorating the Black Liberation Movement (Weds Night Live)

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Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 South Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

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An exclusive performance by Charlotte poet laureate Jay Ward and an "Unmasked" panel of renowned community leaders who speak truth to power!

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Each year, Black August remembers those who lost their freedom in efforts against racial oppression. This Wednesday Night Live event will uplift crucial community discussion and expression to remember those who have supported the movement over different eras in our history. Charlotte Poet Laureate Jay Ward will share an exclusive piece written for Black August that explores the tenacity and passion it takes to fight for a cause.

Following Jay's performance, media maven Ohavia Phillips will facilitate a panel discussion, titled Unmasked: Multi-Layered Movement, featuring Councilman Braxton Winston, educator and E.D. of Be More Foundation De'Les Green-Morris, and activist and community leader Kass Ottley.

This discussion will highlight how a successful movement needs more than marching in the streets and will review the many ways we all can support a movement with diverse talent and skills.

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Jay Ward, Charlotte Poet Laureate

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Ohavia Phillips, Media Personality + Communications Executive

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Braxton Winston II, City Councilman

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De'Les Green-Morris, Educator and Executive Director of Be More Foundation

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Kass Ottley, Activist and Community Leader

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