Short Kutz: Homecoming 2020
Thursday, November 5
7 – 9 P.M. EST
Cost: Members $10;
Non-members $15

Join us for this virtual celebration of HBCU homecomings and the memories, lessons, and adventures found at these “family” reunions. Nine storytellers will share with you — LIVE — unforgettable, curated, true-to-life narratives. If you’re homesick for your HBCU homecoming, this show is the perfect antidote! To attend this virtual program, you only need to register once per household.

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This storytelling program is curated by Dr. LaMarr Shields and the Cambio Group. It is directed by Director, Marc LaVeau and hosted by Comedian, Stacy Carver (Rutgers University).

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home
Thursday, November 12
7 – 8 P.M. EST
FREE to attend, registration required.

Join Dr. Richard Bell to discuss his new book, Stolen, a gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years a Slave and Never Caught.

Their ordeal—an odyssey that takes them from the Philadelphia waterfront, the Eastern Shore and to the marshes of Mississippi —shines a glaring spotlight on the Reverse Underground Railroad, a black market network of human traffickers and slave traders who stole away thousands of legally free African Americans from their families in order to fuel slavery’s rapid expansion in the decades before the Civil War.

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Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland and holds a PhD from Harvard University. In conjunction with Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake.

Baltimore Lives: A Discussion with John Mayden
Thursday, November 19
7 – 8 P.M. EST
FREE to attend, registration required.

Award winning photographer John Clark Mayden has been documenting life in Baltimore’s African American neighborhoods since the 1970s. His photographs capture the ordinary joys and sorrows, quiet moments, and daily realities of life: kids on their bikes, old timers catching a breeze on their front stoops, busy people striding through the snow. Join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for a discussion between Mr. Mayden and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson about Mr. Mayden’s photos and what they say about the beauty and heartbreak of everyday life, Black life, in this American city.

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The event highlights the John Clark Mayden Collection, a gift to Johns Hopkins University through the Africana Archives Initiative, a partnership between the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts and the Sheridan Libraries.

Baltimore Lives can be purchased from the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Who Belongs: Racial Profiling in the Synagogue
Sunday, November 22
4:30 – 5:30 P.M. EST
FREE to attend, registration required.

Join clinical psychologist Dr. Harriette Wimms and Chizuk Amuno Congregation Senior Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg as they explore the often fraught experiences of Jews of Color and what it means to be seen as “other” even in one’s own community.

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This is the second of three programs presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland and Chizuk Amuno Congregation within the series, Jews of Color, Jewish Institutions, and Jewish Community in the Age of #Black Lives Matter.

Social Justice Fabric Workshop for Youth – Virtual Program
Saturday, November 14 and 21
10 -11 A.M. EST
Recommended for Grades 3-8.
FREE to attend, registration required.

Express your activism through art by creating a fabric quilt block on a social justice issue important to our community. Hosted by the Social Justice Sewing Academy, youth participant’s quilt blocks will be sewn together into a social justice quilt. Quilt block templates will be provided by the Academy. Participants will need fabrics, craft glue and scissors to participate in the virtual community quilting project. This program meets for 2 sessions.

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In conjunction to Make Good Trouble: Marching for Change exhibition.