JOIN US FOR OUR SEPTEMBER EVENTS & PROGRAMS!
All events are free!
Tuesday, September 18
6pm-8pm | "Reimagining the Middle Passage”
Reimagining the Middle Passage: Black Resistance in Literature, Television, and Song was written by Professor Tara T. Green to illuminate the ways that Black authors, visual artists, performers, and singers used art to resist the idea that Blacks’ lives are not valuable. Beginning with resistance that occurred during the transatlantic slave trade (the Middle Passage), Green discusses not only the treatment of enslaved Africans, but stories that were told by them that revised narratives of trauma in favor of creating stories of empowerment. Forms of resistance and empowerment are found in works of fiction, blues songs, Negro spirituals, and films. Professor Green will present a few examples that are present in the twenty-first century. Books will be available for purchase; light refreshments will be served.
Friday, September 21st
You are cordially invited to the Greensboro SONG Interest Meeting and Wine Social at 6pm on September 21st, at the International Civil Rights Museum.
What’s happening? Well let’s tell you in our five W’s.
Come out and enjoy the comradery of the LGBTQ+ community, for a night of: wine, food, music, history, brilliance, and liberation. Bring a friend and learn about SONG’s expansion into Greensboro, look at projects from their members, and get ready to start work towards building upon the beacon of resistance here in Greensboro's LGBTQ+ community.
SONG stands for Southerners on New Ground and represents everyone within the LGBTQ+ community who is looking to establish liberation and justice for their community in the south. Some of their work includes: funding member initiatives such as House of Pentacles, the Black Mama Bail Out, and our very active electoral justice movements. We can’t sum up everything in one email so come out and learn more.
SONG nationally and locally invites: immigrants, undocumented people, those differently abled, people of color, working class folks, or rural people to join and attend this social. Accommodations and planning has been set to provide a space for all those in the LGBTQ+ community and allies.
House of Pentacles will be presenting a short documentary and DJ Mxtr. Noir will provide music!
You are invited not only because your voice and interest in queer liberation matters, but because Greensboro SONG is creating a community for us. LGBTQ+ spaces exist, but not enough, starting with your attendance we hope to build a better space, and through our advocacy a better Greensboro.
6:00 PM, September 21, 2108
International Civil Rights Museum, 134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401
Saturday, September 22
Are there things you would like to change in your community, your state, or your country?
Come to this workshop to learn how the actions of elected officials affect your life, and what you can do about it. We will cover Americans’ continuing struggle for self-determination through voting, how voting rights is the gateway to every issue you care about, and all the practical information you need to become an informed voter for the mid-term elections this November.
We will also have trained volunteers on hand to help you check your voter registration, and help you register to vote.
This workshop is provided by a non-partisan coalition including StrongerNC and You Can Vote.