2.12.2016

EVENT ALERT: Key Events In New York and Philadelphia - February 12 - 29, 2016



By Gloria Dulan-Wilson



Hello All:

We are two days away from Presidents Day - or the joint celebration of the birthdays of President George Washington (February 22) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12).  It's also the birthday celebration of Frederick Douglass - February 14 - also celebrated as Valentine's Day here in the US. Activities abound over this week end and through to the following week, so I thought I might give you an overview of what you're in for - should you decide to partake of the events and festivities.  These are some, but by no means all, of what's going on.  

February 12-15:  New York State Black and Puerto Rican Caucus - Albany New York:  This is the opportunity to bring together all of the key legislators for New York - upstate and down - as well as business and community leaders, activists, etc., to tackle some of the problems that are specific to New York's large and diverse Black population - and to set the agenda for the coming year.  This is also going to be a powder keg of political machinations and jockeying for positions and votes, since Congressman Charles Rangel has announced that he's retiring from Congress - and there are several who are looking to take his seat.  And I would not be at all surprised if Hilary Clinton and Bernie Saunders don't show up on their doorstep as well - seeking Black votes and support.  Should make for an interesting weekend.  


February 16-18:  New York:  Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project (19th Year): 
If you haven't already done so, you can register on line - as always Rev. Jackson
has lined up some heavy hitters in the industry - i.e. investment industry, and will
be providing information and access that you couldn't obtain otherwise.

The information follows: 

Welcome to the online home for  the 19th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit

The 19th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit will be held on Tuesday, February 16 - Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York, NY. The theme  “Wall Street: The New Paradigm - Access to Opportunity.”

























February 18-20:  BEYA PRESENTS The 30TH ANNUAL BEYA-STEM CONFERENCE HONORING AND RECOGNIZING BLACK ENGINEERS OF THE YEAR AWARDS SET FOR PHILADELPHIA FEBRUARY 18 -20 
The US Black Engineers and Information Technology Magazine,  will convene the 30th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Award and Science Technology EngineerIng and Math Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia, February 18th – 20th.  There will be a focus on HBCUs. Women of Color,  and Veterans in the Technical and Engineering career, education and training workshops





FEBRUARY 12, 2016 OCTOBER GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA, PA 




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February 12, 2016,  5 to 7 PM
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If you live more than 100 miles outside of Philly we'll mail you your Free Gift. After you post your photo send an email to mr@octobergallery.com with the name & title of your post along with your address and we'll mail your gift.
No purchase necessary.
While supplies last.
October Gallery 6353 Greene Street Philly, PA 19144
215-352-3114 

February 12 - 27th LEGACY - THE PLAY - BLACK HISTORY MONTH TOUR - Philadelphia, PA


The Legacy Play is on a local tour during this month with: Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School,  JS Jenks Academy for Arts and Sciences and Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.  This is a charming play written and produced by Philadelphia locals, and performed by elementary and secondary level students - what a wonderful way for our children to learn about their heritage, and their LEGACY, as the spirits of Four Great Black Leaders come back to teach a young man why he matters and his role in life: Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass all pay a visit to our youth of today.  The premise is this:  If our great leaders were still alive, what would they have to say about these issues?  Let’s allow Legacy to resonate and empower a youth in knowing that they too can be great.

The local tour starts on Friday February 12th at Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School in

Southwest Philadelphia, on February 19th at 1:00pm, John Story Jenks Academy of Arts and

Science in Chestnut Hill for two shows at 11:00am and 1:00pm, and February 27th at Enon

Tabernacle Baptist Church in Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. A panel discussion takes place

addressing how racial profiling and police brutality affects the African- American community.

Admission is free to the public at all venues and is available for further bookings by contacting

Lisa Hopkins @ 215 844-6098.





February 13, 2016  5:00pm - 7:00pm  Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies
5535 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144


PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Mr. Rahim Islam - "The State of Black People in Philadelphia: The Future of Our Communities"
                                                        
Rahim Islam is a national speaker and writer, President/CEO of Universal Companies, a community development and education management company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and convener of Philadelphia Community of Leaders. 

Mr. Islam is a founding member of Universal and has served as President and CEO since its inception in 1993. Universal is a comprehensive community development and education management corporation founded by Kenneth Gamble, accomplished singer, songwriter, music composer, and philanthropist. Universal is also the largest community-based, private manager of public schools in the country.

Mr. Islam is the Convener of the Philadelphia Community of Leaders founded in 2013. PCOL is an African American organization dedicated to addressing the systemic issues in Philadelphia and vicinity.  PCOL's mission is to develop and support the implementation of a consensus agenda for real change and progress in Philadelphia's African American community. 

Mr. Islam has been at the forefront of resolving many of the community and social issues facing Philadelphians. His presentation will address the current challenges and opportunities affecting the economic, political, and social well-being of black people in Philadelphia


PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

February 19 - 21: The Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies is proud to host the annual E. Desmond Lee Africa World Documentary Film Festival on Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 21, 2016. Please see the attached schedule for the exciting line-up of works by filmmakers throughout the African diaspora. All events are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Limited seating. Online registration encouraged. 


You can register for the festival at http://www.mkainstitute.com. We hope to see you there!
mkainstitute | The Premier International African Think-Tank
The Premier International African Think-Tank.
Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies
5535 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
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February 18, 2016, One Hundred Black Men of New York Annual Gala


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PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

The Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies is proud to host the annual E. Desmond Lee Africa World Documentary Film FPlease see the attached schedule for the exciting li 
diaspora. All events are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Limited seating. Online registration encouraged. 

You can register for the festival at http://www.mkainstitute.com. We hope to see you there!
mkainstitute | The Premier International African Think-Tank
The Premier International African Think-Tank.
Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies
5535 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144



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FEBRUARY 28, 2016: TRIBUTE TO DR. FRANCES CRESS WELSING 

On Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3:00PM Dr. Marimba Ani visits the John Henrik Clarke House to present a lecture on the work of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. Admission is Free. Also Meet new Chairperson of BEPAA, Dr. Shelia Evans Tranumn



February 29, 2016:

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Monday, February 29| The Pierre | NYC 

CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND-NEW YORK HOSTS ANNUAL BEAT THE ODDS® GALA
CELEBRATING STUDENTS WHO HAVE OVERCOME EXCEPTIONAL ADVERSITY

Gala Also Honors Roger W. Ferguson Jr. of TIAA-CREF, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel L. Jackson for their Longstanding Commitment to CDF’s Leave No Child Behind® Mission


FEBRUARY 12, 1926 - THE FIRST EVER CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY 

February 1-29 Focus on the Greatness of Black People Worldwide - from Africa, the Motherland to the Caribbean, South America, parts of Asia, Australia, and throughout the US - we have much to celebrate and be proud of -we have a Rich Heritage - which must be celebrated every day of the year for the rest of our lives.  
Consider the dates February 1-29 - 2016 to be our HIGH HOLY DAYS - with reverence for all of our Ancestor Angels, who continue to guide and inspire us.  
And remember the Patron Saint of Black History Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson - for it was his love of Black people that caused him to start the first Black History Celebration, known as Negro History Week - The very first celebration was held in the Elementary Schools, 90 years ago, on February 12, 1926.
LONG LIVE THE SPIRIT AND TEACHINGS OF DR. CARTER G. WOODSON, AND THE PEOPLE HE HAS EDUCATED AND INSPIRED OVER THE PAST 90 YEARS TROUGH HIS WRITINGS AND HIS WONDERFUL INSTITUTION - THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE AND HISTORY -ASALH

Founders of Black History Month
DR. CARTER GODWN WOODSON - THE FATHER OF BLACK HISTORY


    The mere imparting of information is not education.
    When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.
    I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.  CARTER G. WOODSON 



AS I STATED IN THE BEGINNING - THIS IS A SAMPLE OF THE MANY EVENTS TAKING PLACE DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH THAT I SELECTED OUT OF HUNDREDS.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ADDITIONAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES - CHECK YOUR LOCAL BLACK PUBLICATIONS - 

HAVE A HAPPY, BLESSED, PROSPEROUS, INSPIRING, BLACK HISTORY MONTH


NOW THAT YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

STAY BLESSED &
ECLECTICALLY BLACK
GLORIA DULAN-WILSON