Toast to the Culture: Game Night

Toast to the Culture: Game Night

Come for a night of celebrating African-American culture and accomplishments through games, music and cultural experiences, a wrap up to the Institute for Policy Studies’s Liberation in Action 2017 Black History Month series.

Oral History In Action

Oral History In Action

Talk with Dr. William Ferguson “Fergie” Reid, first Black member of the Virginia General Assembly, part of the Institute for Policy Studies’s Liberation in Action 2017 Black History Month series!

Queen Resistance

Queen Resistance

An event highlighting black women resisting patriarchy, sexism, and capitalism in our path to collective liberation, part of the Institute for Policy Studies’s Liberation in Action 2017 Black History Month series!

Reclaiming MLK

Reclaiming MLK

Dr. King left us a radical vision. Join IPS and a community of scholars and activists to reclaim this vision, our history and our future, part of the Institute for Policy Studies’s Liberation in Action 2017 Black History Month series!

Film and Discussion: Concerning Violence

Film and Discussion: Concerning Violence

A film screening followed by a discussion with Pan-African activist and IPS Events Coordinator Netfa Freeman about the contributions of Africans worldwide and the tendency of capitalism toward the socio economic oppression of African people globally.

Film: American Denial

Film: American Denial

An IPS and Community Cinema [DC] preview of a film that uses research footage, newsreels, home movies, and modern short films to expose some of the potential underlying causes that continue to affect implicit racial biases inherent in American institutions.

Conference: Malcolm X and Human Rights

Conference: Malcolm X and Human Rights

The Institute for Policy Studies’ Netfa Freeman moderates a session of the “Malcolm X Black Power Conference” that highlights the international struggle for reparations on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.

Author Event: Unfinished Agenda

Author Event: Unfinished Agenda

Join IPS, Teaching for Change books, and Busboys & Poets for a talk with noted attorney, educator, musician and community advocate, Junius Williams, presents and signs his new book on “Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power.”

Author Event: Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics

Author Event: Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics

Join this intimate discussion with Dr. Musgove on his book, Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics that draws from untapped sources, including interviews conducted with twenty-five sitting and former black members of Congress. The book Includes new stories that reinterprets familiar events and con­nect patterns of surveillance, counterintelligence, and disproportionate investigation of black elected officials to the broader political culture.

Film: More Than A Month

Film: More Than A Month

Shukree Hassan Tilghman’s More Than a Month follows Tilghman, as he embarks on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. More Than a Month examines what the treatment of history tells us about race and power in contemporary America.

At its core, More Than a Month is about what it means to be an American, to fight for one’s rightful place in the American landscape, however unconventional the means, even at the risk of ridicule or misunderstanding. In that way, it is about the universal endeavor to discover one’s self.  The film asks the questions: How do we justify teaching American history as somehow separate from African American history? What does it mean that we have a Black History Month? What would it mean if we didn’t?

Film with response/review presented by DC Youth Slam Poetry Team.

Postcard From…Tripoli

Postcard From…Tripoli

A press conference in Libya on human rights? It’s only one of the astonishing changes happening in the country.

White Recession, Black Depression

Nearly 30% of Blacks have zero net worth. We should remember racial inequality is most pronounced during economic hard times.