Anti-Racist Actions You Can Take Now:
On February 16th, Participate in an Education Webinar on local Police/Community Relations, from 6 – 7 p.m. This webinar is a free ZOOM event and is hosted by the Greensboro History Museum, stating “With many questions about the changing expectations of law enforcement and ideas about its role in our democracy, this webinar series offers in-depth looks at three areas that connect police, community and justice in Greensboro. “
In part 2, we examine police-community relations in Greensboro with attorney James Mayes and GPD Deputy Police Chief John Thompson.”
Registration is required in advance; go to: https://tinyurl.com/26vwj2wk The following week, on February 23, the education webinar will focus on School Resource Officers. Register for that event at:https://greensborohistory.org/
On Tuesday, February 16, from 9 -11 p.m. tune in to “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song”, a four-hour, two part series broadcasted on your local PBS TV station. Part 2 will be shown at the same time on Wednesday, February 17, 9 -11 p.m. “In this intimate four-hour series from executive producer, host, and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., we trace how this came to be in the 400 year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African-American survival and endurance, grace and resilience, thriving and testifying, freedom and independence, solidarity and speaking truth to power.”
For more documentaries related to Black American History, visit www.pbs.org.
“Paint, Plywood, and Passion: Greensboro Artists Reflect on Their #BlackLivesMatter Murals” Attend (virtually) a 30-minute presentation by the North Carolina Museum of History’s panel discussion of the public artwork created in Greensboro during last summer’s Black Lives Matter movement. “In the summer of 2020, as a melting pot of Greensboro citizens joined together and marched in solidarity against social injustice, local artists quickly gathered their art supplies. By creating thought-provoking murals on plywood that covered merchant’s storefronts, these artists amplified the call for social awareness and civic accountability. Join us in conversation as some of these artists share their experiences.”
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, via ZOOM, this 20-minute program will be followed by time for a Q & A session. An email containing the Zoom link will be sent to all registrants an hour and a half before the program begins. To register for this free event, go to: https://tinyurl.com/1b6kayll or locate the “Register here” button at https://tinyurl.com/ynbo7ksu
Peruse the Greensboro Public Library’s extensive list of book discussions, documentaries, trivia games, and other activities focused on Black History Month at https://tinyurl.com/47tqqu2t or peruse their February 2021 online calendar at: https://tinyurl.com/1m40vgfz
On the calendar, certain events to “check out” include:
- “Our Words, Our Voices: GSO Poets fo Color” series featuring Jasmine Williams and Clement Mallory, on Wednesday, February 17, and Tuesday, February 23, respectively;
- “Celebrate GSO’s Black-Owned Businesses: School of Thought, LLC” on Thursday, February 18, at 5 p.m.
- “Exclusion by Design: From Redlining to Gentrification”, on Monday, February 22, at 7 p.m. All events require registration. For more information, contact the Library at 336-335-5430.