Black August: Commemorating the Black Liberation Movement

Wed Aug 31 2022 at 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

551 South Tryon Street,Charlotte,28202,US | Charlotte

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Publisher/HostHarvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Black August: Commemorating the Black Liberation Movement
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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!
Each year, Black August remembers those who lost their freedom in efforts against racial oppression. This 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. Our community will review the many ways we all can support a movement with diverse talent and skills.
For directions and parking, please go to ganttcenter.org/visit-the-gantt/directions/.
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551 South Tryon Street,Charlotte,28202,US, United States

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