The Center for Black Literature Presents: We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989
We Are Worth Fighting For (NYU Press, 2019) 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 free virtual event will feature the author Dr. Joshua Myers, former Howard University student activists, and co-leaders of the Student Protest 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, Dr. Brenda M. Greene will moderate the discussion.
The program will be presented in partnership with the CUNY Association of Black Faculty and Staff and the Center for Law and Social Justice. Akila Worksongs is the program sponsor.
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Date: Friday, Feb 19
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
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