Join thought leaders from across the state for a roundtable discussion and poetry performance addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on Black lives, rights and organizing.
The event is free and open to the public, but participants must register at https://bit.ly/covidPAroundtable to receive zoom link.
In an effort to identify the potential impacts on voting, voting rights, community organizing and political representation, and to explore the historical context of Black responses and resistance to similar moments and challenges, the Colored Conventions Project, Penn State’s Center for Black Digital Research (#DigBlk) and Lenwood Sloan of the Commonwealth Monument Project, an initiative of the The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC),* are convening a collaborative of statewide thought leaders and publics to share insights, concerns, information, and strategies for addressing the challenges of COVID-19 for Black communities and to think and act collectively now and in the long term.
Sankofa Theater, Harrisburg
Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh
1619 Project, Lancaster
Penn State Altoona
Blair County African American Heritage Association
African American Museum of Philadelphia
African American Historical Society of
South Central Pennsylvania
Little Giant Creative / Pipeline, Philadelphia
William Goodridge House, York
tonya thames taylor
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Amanda Kemp - Poet and Educator - F & M University - Lancaster
Jordan Lewis - PA. Poetry Aloud Winner 2018
Momo St. Claire - Educator and Philadelphia Poet and Playwright
Raycell Diaz Hernandez PA. Poetry Aloud Finalist - 2019