Freedom, Inc. celebrates Black History Month

by | Jan 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Check out our schedule of events this month:

Jan 30
Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice: The Intersectionality of Race, Mental Health and Poverty
Conference held by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work’s Third Annual on the intersectionality of race, poverty, and mental health.
10am and 1:15pm, T. Banks will present on Black Community Control Over Police
Location: Union South at UW-Madison

Feb 4
Drop the Mic: QTPOC Youth Open Mic Series
Doors open at 6pm; show starts at 6:30pm
Location:  Freedom, Inc. Offices

Feb 5
When the Marks Fade:  Stories from Black Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Reading of play written and directed by T. Banks, followed by discussion and dinner.
7pm – 9pm
Location:  Freedom, Inc. Offices

Feb 8
Gender, Race, and Gender-Based Violence with T. Banks
This PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment) UW-Madison event will explore the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through lecture and discussion. The lecture will focus on the specific types of violence black queer & trans folx receive from the state and within their communities, as well as how black survivors of gender-based violence are creating their own forms of safety and healing.
7 – 9pm
Location: Multicultural Student Center Lounge at UW-Madison Red Gym
Feb 15
An Evening with Nikki Giovanni
Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator whose work emerged during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement, is a WUD Distinguished Lecturer and the 2017 Black History Month Keynote. In light of this month’s theme, Black Joy, she will be lecturing on the topic of how “Black love is still Black wealth.”
Location: Symphony Room of Gordon Commons at UW-Madison

Feb 17
Sankofa Community Behavioral Black Love Fundraiser
Celebrate Black History Month and Valentine’s Day with the first annual fundraiser for Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health. There will be great music by KinFolk Soul!!, great soul food, and poetry performances.  This is a space to celebrate the healing, liberation, and strength of our communities and is open to all!
6pm – 9pm                      
Location: Turner Hall Entertainment, 3001 South Stoughton Road Madison WI 53716

Feb 20
Kali Akuno
Feb 22
Do Not Resist
Screening of Do Not Resist, an award-winning new documentary that offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America—from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and a police training seminar to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments.  Discussion following the film with Jamala Rogers.

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