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Black History Month 2021: We Are Worth Fighting For
February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989
Friday, Feb 19, 5:00 to 7:00pm
The Center for Black Literature presents, We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989 (NYU Press, 2019). The book examines the historic three-day takeover of the main administration building at Howard University in 1989. It had long-lasting, far-reaching effects on college campuses across the country and in other parts of the world. The critically-acclaimed book reminds us that Black thought, Black student activism, and the Black radical struggle has helped fuel the Black movement for justice and freedom for more than a century. The work adds to the literature on the Black Arts, Black Power, and Black Studies movements throughout the United States for the past ten decades.
The program will feature the author Dr. Joshua Myers, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and social entrepreneur April R. Silver, and writer asha bandele. The discussion will focus on the history of student activism at Howard University, the events leading up to the protest, and the protest’s connection to today’s social justice movements. Center for Black Literature Executive Director Brenda M. Greene will moderate.
The event is presented in partnership with the CUNY Association of Black Faculty and the Center for Law and Social Justice. For more information and to reserve your place, email email@example.com. Virtual event details will be sent via email. Akila Worksongs is the program sponsor.
For additional information, please contact Medgar Evers College Black History Month chairperson Dr. Tabora Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.