James Baldwin/Jesmyn Ward/Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, this professional-development workshop will help participants and educators explore activist issues within the work of Jesmyn Ward and James Baldwin. With her fourth book, The Fire This Time, Ward has assembled a powerful collection of work by contemporary writers of African descent. Divided into three parts; Legacy, Reckoning, and Jubilee, The Fire This Time examines the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and is an homage to James Baldwin. Included are meaningful reflections, stirring meditations, and calls to action.
February 28, 2018, 5-7pm
The Laundromat Project
920 Kelly St., Basement
Bronx NY 10459
All programs are free and open to the public.

This series of workshops, co-presented with the Laundromat Project, are developed based on cultural and social engagement. The workshops and lesson plans, developed for secondary school educators (all are welcomed to attend), demonstrate how social studies can serve as a connective tool to empower educators to use books, writing, and reading to further engage students.

The Laundromat Project amplifies the creativity that already exists within communities by using arts and culture to build community networks, solve problems, and enhance our sense of ownership in the places where we live, work, and grow.

Literary Freedom Project seeks to restore the importance of social and cultural identity through reading.