April 5, 2014


Music Showcase

5–10 p.m.

Toshi Reagon’s BIGLovely expresses political consciousness in a blend of blues, rock, and more; CharlieRED shares messages of freedom with a fusion of soul, blues, and hip-hop.


6 p.m.

Ping Chong + Company presents Brooklyn ’63, a theater piece inspired by collected stories about the Civil Rights era.

Curator Talk

6 p.m.

Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, shares themes and inspirations in the exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.


7 p.m.

Anthropologist and public historian Jennifer Scott discusses the Weeksville Heritage Center and the use of oral history in understanding activism and social change.

Interactive Space

8–10 p.m.

Explore civil rights through activities that include making protest buttons, meetups with local activist organizations, and Sit, an interactive performance with artist Aisha Cousins, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, and musician Yolanda Zama.


8:30 p.m.

“Civil Rights: Then & Now,” a dynamic talk by activist, award-winning author, and BK Nation founder, Kevin Powell.

Sponsored by Target

Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.

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