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Examine how an American artist agitated for change through the power of his art and writing. Join Diedra Harris-Kelley, Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation, for a discussion on Romare Bearden’s role as an art activist. This talk will explore Bearden’s evolution into a true master artist whose work changed our way of seeing the world.
In conjunction with Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist
GBCA invites you to participate in a monthly series of themed equity conversations. The Third Friday Equity Conversations are themed discussions curated through the lens of Equity and Inclusion. "The Third Friday Conversations" will cover various topics that have affected, and continue to affect the rights of many Americans. The series will span from January to March covering the historic and current events that have shaped our Country's political landscape and equitable practices.
Roxane Gay, a critically acclaimed author, will speak at Loyola University Maryland’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall.
In her lecture, “Roxane Gay With One N,” the author will discuss social issues as it relates to her ongoing work in feminism, body image, and social justice. A book signing will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required and should be reserved by Jan. 16, 2019. To get tickets, visit www.loyola.edu/mlk.
You're invited to GBCA's next Development Roundtable! Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Nicholas Cohen (Maryland Citizens for the Arts) and Nicholas Redding (Preservation Maryland) about how effective advocacy strategies with policymakers can lead to successful fundraising as well as the inverse - wherein effective fundraising efforts can result in increased participation with advocacy.
WHO: Nicholas Cohen, Maryland Citizens for the Arts. Click link for bio.
Nicholas Redding, Preservation Maryland. Click link for bio.
Help us mark UNESCO International Holocaust Remembrance Day as Mark Hetfield of HIAS and Anne Richard, former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration in the Obama Administration, discuss immigration in American, past, present, and future.
Join us as author Jack Sacco shares the realistic, harrowing, at times horrifying, and ultimately triumphant tale of an American GI in World War II as seen through the eyes of his father, Joe Sacco — a farm boy from Alabama who landed at Omaha Beach, fought his way through Europe, and liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau. Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Council.
Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. Since 2011, Forman has taught constitutional law and a course called “Race, Class, and Punishment” at Yale Law School. A graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School, he worked as a law clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. His book, Locking Up Our Own, was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction. Admissions: $60.00 per person; Table of 10 $550. VIP $100 per person.
On a cold Sunday in February, 1904, a gentleman flicked his cigar butt on the sidewalk in front of Hurst’s dry goods store where today’s Royal Farms Arena now stands. This particular everyday act, however, turned catastrophic as one of the glass “eyes” in the sidewalk meant to bring light into a storage space below was missing. The still smoldering cigar fell right through the open hole and landed on a box of dry goods. The resulting fire burned for more than a day, destroyed over 1500 buildings and caused damages in the order of $100 million (in 1904 dollars).
Ross J. Kelbaugh has been an avid collector of 19th and early 20th century photography for over 45 years. Part of his collecting has focused on African American photographs, which has enabled him to amass one of the most important collections, including a number of national treasures. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture will feature his collection in a major exhibition this fall. This lecture will introduce some of his discoveries and the stories behind these national treasures.
Children’s Book Reading with Cellist Amit Peled
From the basketball courts of rural Israel to the grand symphony halls of the world playing one of the most famous string instruments of all time, cellist Amit Peled will read about his story with the cello and legacy of the great Pablo Casals and how dreams can come true!
Join Dr. Meredith Oyen as she explores the many paths Jewish refugees took to arrive in Shanghai, explains how they experienced the war and the postwar transitions, and discusses how China now remembers its part in their rescue through the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.