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Creatives Connect: Using Art as Activism*
Thursday, June 4th
7 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a “Virtual BDM” online panel discussion exploring art as a tool to improve social justice in African American communities in Maryland. Experts will examine the implications of mass incarceration, voter suppression, and policies that adversely affect communities of color.  Panelists include: Jabari Jefferson, Artist; Greta Chapin-McGil, Artist; and Zaki Smith, Activist. Click here to register. 

 

Creatives Connect II: Using Art as Activism*
Date: TBD
2 pm – 4 pm
This panel discussion will explore art as activism and topics of social justice that resonate in African American communities. Panelists will engage in a moderated discussion that examines the implications of disenfranchisement while gaining insight on the artistic motivation of featured muralists. #CreativesConnectBDM

 

BDM Annual Youth Conference*
Date: TBD
The 3rd annual youth conference will explore the history of voting in the African American community. Voter registration will be held at this event. 

 

Educator Workshop: Anti-Racism Training*
Saturday, August 8th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This training is geared toward teachers, educators, and counselors. Led by industry leaders and scholars, this interactive workshop focuses on using the arts as an effective means to dismantle racial stereotypes and effectively strengthen minority communities. #BDMAntiRacism

 

African Americans and the Vote Symposium*
Saturday, October 24th
Join historians, artists, and educators to explore the history of African Americans and the vote in the State of Maryland.  

 

BDM Annual Kwanzaa Celebration*
Friday, December 11th
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa through musical performances, games, crafts, and more! #BDMKwanzaa

 

* Indicates events held at Banneker-Douglass Museum