1, 2 and 3, 2010
2 and 3, 2010
It's back. Deron Cloud's " The
Boyfriend Girlfriend Thang". Our children are under the
greatest attack that our generation has ever seen. It's not enough to
tell them "Don't do_______" . (You fill in the blank) They
need to SEE that it's possible to navigate through LIFE without becoming
a victim of verbal, physical, emotional, sexual, or even substance
For 20yrs Deron Cloud has toured
"The Boyfriend Girlfriend Thang" all over the country. It's
radically changed the lives of ten's of thousands of teens and adults
alike. Join us for the 20th Anniversary Show Series.... It's been
re-written, It's FREE, and it's the answer to the issues that our
students face in 2010 and beyond.
kicking it off at The Soul Factory
Marlboro Pike Forestville Md. 20747
October, 2nd at 7pm
October, 3rd at 6pm
one Under 10 will be admitted, No babies, No exceptions.
but you need a ticket to get in... Pick up your tickets at the following
3742 Branch Avenue,
Temple Hills, MD,
4823 Allentown Road,
2912 MLK Avenue SE,
Washington, D.C, (202) 563- 2242
Gospel Spreading Bible Bookstore,
7953 Annapolis Road,
(301) 459- 5999
Jamaican Association, Inc.
FUN DAY AND PICNIC
admission, Free food, Music
and GAMES for the entire FAMILY
WALKER PARK ~ Stone Mountain, GA
The next breakfast forum features our next
Congresswoman, Speaker Emeritus, Karen Bass) for a very special
newsmaker, Congressman James Clyburn, to give a view of the
national landscape for the mid-term elections.
Come out and hear what our community needs to
discern to make informed decisions about the upcoming November
This forum will be held at:
Church - FAME Renaissance Building
1968 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
The forum is FREE to the public, and A full
brunch will be served
The Urban Issues Breakfast Forum is hosted by
Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad
Hall in Baltimore this Saturday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Local Station Board (LSB)
of the listener-supported Jazz and Justice community radio
station 89.3 FM is hosting a town hall at 2640 St. Paul St.,
Baltimore, MD 21218. Listeners, members, and activists from
the Baltimore area are encouraged to come out and share how
the station is currently serving you and how it can better
serve you and your community.
It will also be an
opportunity to meet station staff, and LSB members.
refreshments will be served.
The Tour Schedule flyer is below:
October 23, 2010
for the opening reception and artist talk for their exhibit
"Autonomy: A Conversation With Self", exploring the notion of
women's identities, lives and cultures. The exhibit will be at Southwest
Arts Center from Oct 23 - Nov 27, 2010, in conjunction with the Fulton
County Arts Council and Atlanta Celebrates Photography.
For more information, visit our website, www.sistagraphy.org
Million Woman March (MWM)- The 2010 "From March To Movement"
Community/Extended Family Event
Socially Conscience/Conscious Oriented Africana/Black, Indigenous,
Latina, Asiatic Women and Girls who want to share and showcase their
work at the:
March To Movement" 13th Year Anniversary Commemoration and
"Founders Convention" 2010
Rhythms, Rhymes, & Resistance
NU Weave and Inner Twinning of Culture, Art, and Self Determination for
Freedom, & Unity Fabrics
Are Sisters" -
Strength, Courage, Diviness, Originality, and the Continuation of Great
Legacies by way of Arts, Edu-tainment, & Spiritual
performances from this event will be streamed for worldwide viewing
local broadcasting/coverage will be available!
benefit the Million Woman Ministries "Sistahs & Justice"
Prison Projects, MWM Lil' Sistahs & Saving Our Daughters Programs
Africana Arts & Culture Development Programs
and Performing Artistry demonstrating work in the Spirit of
Resistance, Reciprocity, Realism, and Resolutions
Poetry, Spoken Word, Film, Music, Drama, Dance,
Storytelling, and Wearable Art
submit work for review or for more information contact:
MWM via e-mail at:
for the purpose of Practical (real) Unity etc. and not
for the purpose of Dilution."
MWM "Theories on Fundamental and Practical Unity" )
The Caribbean Research and Policy
Invite you to a symposium on
"Financial Sector Reform in the Caribbean"
the Inter-American Development Bank from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC, and one block from Metro Center,
13th Street exit.
Sir Courtney Blackman, Former Governor of the Bank of Barbados,
will be presenting a paper written sepcifically for the CRPC
on this subject. There will be a Panel which will include Sir
Courtney (Presenter), two Discussants, and a Moderator. Amb. Dr.
Richard Bernal will be the Moderator. We also
anticipate full audience participation in the Q&A period.
You may view an Abstract of Sir Courney's paper on the CRPC Website
(Events) at: www.caribbeanresearchandpolicycenter.org
Space is limited so RSVP and reserve your space early.
Further details will be provided to all confirmed attendees.
IDB Cultural Center
Patti M. Marxsen’s
Heart of Haiti
will be made available for sale and signing at the event by Portico
Marxsen will read from her collection of short stories, Tales from
the Heart of Haiti, published earlier this year by Educa Vision, the
premier Haitian-American publishing firm in the U.S.
who came to know Haiti in the 1990s through her association with
Haiti’s Hospital Albert Schweitzer, speaks of the impetus for her
stories as “my fascination with Haiti as a nation, a culture, and a
land of contrasts dependent on foreign aid. I began with the
unfulfilled promise of Haitian Independence from France, in 1804, of
Haiti as the first black republic prepared to control its own destiny in
the wake of a stunningly successful slave revolution.”
her stories, Marxsen presents a complex perspective of the Haitian
people by writing of their interactions with those who come from
somewhere else and try to help. As we have seen in the months
since the Earthquake of January 12, 2010, Haiti overflows with
expatriates and missionaries. But how much do foreign
“helpers” see and know? “Only when we allow ourselves to
enter into that mysterious world of Haitian feeling, Haitian
spirituality, Haitian loss, and Haitian violence do we begin to
understand the boundaries and the connections,” Marxsen says. “I have written these stories with the hope of understanding that
particular ‘otherness’ that is sadly, beautifully, wildly, and
addition to her reading, Marxsen will address the current situation in
Haiti by delineating the most urgent needs and by sharing her views on
how international organizations can best help to meet those needs by
deepening their understanding of Haitian history and culture. In
particular, she will raise questions about how NGOs and the Interim
Commission for the Recovery of Haiti, co-chaired by former President
Bill Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, have helped
or hindered progress. “I always go back to an invaluable piece
of advice from the co-founder of Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Gwen
Mellon. ‘Never forget, you are a guest in this country.’” With
this advice in mind, Marxsen adds, “Guests behave differently than
Marxsen is a former French teacher and has served as a communications
manager in several non-profit organizations in New England, including a
Boston-base peace and justice institute. Her Haiti-related writings have
been published in the Caribbean
French Review, the Journal of Haitian Studies, New Century
Voices, and the Women’s Review of Books. In addition to Tales
from the Heart of Haiti, she is the author of Island Journeys:
Exploring the Legacy of France (2008), which includes an essay on
Haiti. She is also a board member of the Haitian Studies Association and
has played an active role in organizing the annual conference at Brown
University, November 11-14, with the theme of “Haiti, History, and
Healing: Facing the Challenges of Reconstruction.” Marxsen lives
in Switzerland with her husband, a retired surgeon. www.pattimarxsen.net
event is free, open to the public and held at the IDB’s Enrique V.
Iglesias Conference Center, 2nd floor, 1330 New York Avenue
NW, Washington, DC, and one block from Metro Center, 13th Street exit.
Photo ID required. Attire is business casual. Seating is
unreserved general admission, 380 seats. 202.623.3558