Had an amazing night at the #Schomburg in #Harlem listening to phenomenal women #Donabrazile#MinyonMoore#LeahDaughtry and #Yolandacaraway and #VeronicaChambers talk about thirty discoveries, joys and struggles in the political and public service arena. There were many times when I just wanted to stand up and give an ovation regarding the statements that were made. The balance between being humble and being confident. The need to know the room you are in when dealing when standing up. Being able to be bold when you are scared out of your mind and stand up for a cause that you believe will help your community grow and prosper even in the face of adversity. Dona stalked candidly about her struggle as chair of the DNC and the loss of friends and writing a book which sent ripples even through her friendships. Humbling herself to go backwards to go forward. Minyon described her heart to just serve and incidentally getting to the place where she is today. They all talked about the need to be civically engaged and aware and to reform their party from the inside out. Even in praying for those who have caused harm.
The truth that politics is in everything and that anyone can serve.
Although I did not take a picture with them, I shared my story with them about developing an economic theory and writing a thesis to engage ethics even in the midst of gentrification. The need to champion women's issues via our community boards and constantly encouraging people to get active in the political process. I enjoyed meeting each one of these ladies personally and hearing from them was as inspiring as it was educational and reassuring to so many. Nights like these are rare, important and priceless. I am looking forward to seeing them again soon.
#sehen , staunen, fühlen# #standortkampagne#schomburg # #azubisrocken
Mit Unterstützung der Firma Schomburg aus Detmold konnten mehr als 50 Grundschulkinder heimische Produkte unter die Lupe nehmen und sehen, wie vielfältig die lippische Industrie ist. Mit Hilfe von Produktbeispielen erklärten die Schomburg-Azubis Nick Julian Filges, Philip Köller und Maximilian Maaßen spielerisch, was Schomburg herstellt und wie ihr (Arbeits-) Alltag aussieht.
This is the festival of GUNS...the carnival of MISERY.
BUT..we can do our part in fighting and taming Jamaica's Crime Monster.
Join in the fight against crime by attending this year's CIN Lecture Series. The even will be held at the Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture at 6:30pm.
The complexity of Lorraine Hansberry's loneliness even while she had dear friends in James Baldwin and Nina Simone, and even while she was famous and invited to highest intelligentsia circles, was among the topics that Dr. Imani Perry discussed in her Schomburg panel this evening. She shared her writing process and her long idea gestation practices.
We got to glimpse her practice in effect: Her writing partner, sounding board, colleague, and longtime friend Dr. Eddie S. Glaude. Very awesome to witness how Perry and Glaude's intellectual exchange models what Lorraine shared w Jimmy Baldwin. 👏🏽
Go, GO, GO! to a LOOKING FOR LORRAINE book event. Dr. Perry depicted Lorraine Hansberry's archive and her life in terms of *abundance*, rather than deprivation. What a paradigm shift in how to approach a writer who died tragically young (age 34)! She filled her talk w similarly brilliant insights and under-discussed topics: her international politics; her radical friendships, e.g. Paul Robeson and older, brink of expat life W.E.B. DuBois.
👏🏽 The evening was even more sublime bc I circumvented my own dogged loneliness. I reanimated a 15yr+ friendship, by attending the talk w/ Cheryl Beredo, now Curator of Rare Manuscripts, Archives, snd Images at Schomburg. I swear she looks the same, she says the same of me. We agreed to tell everyone we know Angela Bassett's secret. 😉 💖
A sublime evening. I even asked my first question at a Schomburg Q+A. If you know me from my Ithaca years, then you know I'm lit.
And I feel more self accepting after I heard Hansberry struggled in school. And that she had a capacious mind, which read and thought expansively all at once.
Finally, I am inspired by Hansberrys eclectic mind and Dr. Perry's writing practices and emulate Perry's writing practice and routine to sit w ideas for weeks or months at a time.
I can't wait to read my book copy! #bookrec#LorraineHansberry#ImaniPerry#inspired#shomburg#JamesBaldwin#blackradicals#archivists#blackarchives#schomburg#blackwomenwriters#readblackwomen#jamesbaldwin#friendship#princeton#cornell Mary Pat B. appreciation thread.
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Out today: Schomburg The Man Who Built a Library. I had the pleasure of reading this amazing nonfiction book three months ago at @bookexpo and I'm so excited it's finally out! I'd highly recommend this one for readers ages 9 and up. I think it would make an excellent addition to any home or school library.
Through a series of different poems and gorgeous illustrations, this book tells the story of how the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture in NYC came to be. It also acknowledges the achievements of undercelebrated people of African descent in history.
Arturo Schomburg's life passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and bring to light the achievements of people of African descent through the ages. When Schomburg’s collection became so big it began to overflow his house, he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created and curated a collection. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world. The temporary direct link is in my profile if you want to check it out.
This book is also my selection for this month's @kidlitpicks book club theme. All month long we are highlighting picture books about books. Be sure to check out @kids.books.we.love @readingisourthing and @kidlitbookbits for more great recommendations. #kidlitpicks_books#newreleasetuesday#schomburg#arturoschomburg#schomburgcenter#blackhistory