Breakin' Convention: June 13 - 16, 2013

From: Shai
Sent on: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 8:11 PM
From: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture <[address removed]>

Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
Apollo Breakin' Convention

The Schomburg's Hip-Hop 4.0 Initiative presents the kick off to the Apollo's Breakin' Convention with a panel discussion featuring hip-hop dance legends and artists. The discussion, led by the festival's artistic director Jonzi D and moderated by Kamilah Forbes, will explore the art form's evolution from hip-hop dance to hip-hop dance theater's development and global expansion. For more information about the Convention and to purchase tickets, please visit the Apollo Theater.

In collaboration with the Apollo Theater.
Free! Register

Friday, June 7 at 6 p.m.
First Fridays
As summer approaches, join us for music and drinks in our beautiful courtyard. Exhibition galleries will be open late.
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Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Ordinary People Book Series: Unexplained Presence with Tisa Bryant

Join us for a discussion of Bryant's extraordinary book, Unexplained Presence , as well as a special presentation from the author. Light refreshments will be served.
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Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Films at the Schomburg: You are Not Alone

Terrie M. Williams, mental health activist and author of Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting, presents You Are Not Alone, a powerful film which explores high rates of depression among black gay men and exposes the raw truths behind their devastatingly silent pain. The film is co-produced by NAACP Image Award-winner Stanley Bennett Clay and NYABJ Award winner, journalist, and national gay mental health activist Antoine B. Craigwell. Following the screening, there will be a talk back discussion with noted panelists.

Co-presented by Depressed Black Gay Men (DBGM).
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Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m.
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies

Join us for the fourth installment of Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: "Black Radical Internationalism" with Michael West, Robyn Spencer, Akinyele Umoja, and Dayo Green.

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July 15-19, 2013
Make the Schomburg Center your destination for an "Education Vacation" this summer.  Find out about our 4th Annual Summer Education Institute: Black History 360 today! This year's themes include: The Art of Black America, Race & Literacy Education, The American Abolitionist Movement, Civil Rights Studies: Teaching 1963 and 1964, Afro-Latin@ Studies: East Harlem, Africans in India, and much more. 
For more information, please visit Black History 360 or register online.


Loïs Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978. Acrylic. Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.


This exhibition surveys the vast sweep of Loïs Mailou Jones's 75 years as a painter stretching from late Post-Impressionism to a contemporary mixture of African, Caribbean, American and African-American iconography, design and thematic elements.

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers
Through July 18, 2013

This exhibition, the first of its kind, retraces-in over 100 photographic reproductions of paintings and contemporary photographs-the lives and achievements of a few of the many talented and prominent Sidis of yesterday.

Schomburg Center programs and exhibitions are supported in part by the City of New York; the State of New York; the New York City Council Black, Latino and Asian Caucus; the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus; the Rockefeller Foundation Endowment for the Performing Arts; and the Annie E. and Sarah L. Delany Charitable Trusts.

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