Blue Bicycle Books welcomes Michael Harriot Mon., Sept. 25, 6:30 pm as he discusses Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America (Morrow., 432 pp., $32.50). About the book: In Black AF History, Harriot removes the white sugar coating from the American story, placing Black people squarely at the center. Harriot speaks hilarious truth to oppressive power, subverting conventional historical narratives with little-known stories about the experiences of Black Americans, from the African Americans who arrived before 1619 to the un-conquerable bandit who inspired America’s first police force. With chapters on “The Church Fight That Started Slavery,” “Construction,” and “The Race War III: The Conspiracy Theory That Was True,” Black AF History tells the stories of influential Black Americans with the comedic energy of Richard Pryor and the critical eye of Howard Zinn, revealing the rebellions and revolts standard American “history” doesn’t want you to know about. About the author: Michael Harriot is a columnist at theGrio.com where he covers the intersection of race, politics, and culture. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC, BET, and on his mother’s refrigerator. He is a political commentator on MSNBC and CNN and has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists for commentary, digital commentary, and TV news writing. His college course “Race: An Economic Construct” was adapted by university economics departments across the country as a model for teaching the combination of history, economics, politics, and class structures.
Join Young Jewish Charleston for our annual Break the Fast event. Charleston Jewish Federation will provide kosher-style breakfast food from Baguette Magic, and Kosher meals if requested by September 13. If you have special dietary restrictions please contact Erin Boynton and we will do our best to accommodate you. Young Jewish Charleston provides adults in their 20s and 30s opportunities to gather together for social, professional, religious, and volunteer events. Whether you are an established Charlestonian or have just moved to town, YJC embraces all young Jewish adults to connect, thus cultivating a close sense of fellowship and enhancing the inherently familial nature of the Jewish community. Young Jewish Charleston accepts and appreciates the involvement of interfaith and intercultural couples, maintaining a firm ideology of inclusion amongst Charleston’s Jewish population.
Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center - College of Charleston
Women's & Gender Studies will be hosting a week-long series – Land, Body, History: vectors of knowledge from global Black feminist perspectives. There are three events that are also open to the public: Diaspora, Conflict Bodies, and the Power of Art Tuesday, September 26, 2023 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center The Septima Clark Auditorium (Room 118) 25 St. Philip St. Charleston, SC 29401 Event Description: Panel discussion on Diaspora, Conflict Bodies, and the Power of Art. WGS scholar-in-residence, Régine Jean-Charles (Northeastern Univ.) in conversation with Kameelah Martin, Robert Sabb, and Cady Walker '23. Moderated by WGS director, Lauren Ravalico. This event will be recorded live for WGS podcast, What IFF? West African Foodways: Talk & Taste Wednesday, September 27, 2023 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM Trident Technical College Palmer Campus Culinary Amphitheater 66 Columbus St. Charleston, SC 29403 Event Description: Discussion, cooking demo, and sampling with Chef Binta N'Daw Young (Bintü Atelier), John Cropper (History, African Studies), and WGS scholar-in-residence, Régine Jean-Charles (Northeastern Univ.). Moderated by WGS director, Lauren Ravalico.
Gratitude Revealed" Screening at The Riviera Theater Gather in gratitude for a special screening from acclaimed filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg. DEEPEN YOUR CONNECTION WITH GRATITUDE Come and be part of the celebration of World Gratitude Day at The Riviera Theater. Enjoy a free screening of "Gratitude Revealed" with us. Seating follows a first-come, first-served basis, and admission tickets are on the house. An epic journey forty years in the making, "Gratitude Revealed" from acclaimed filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg, the director of Fantastic Fungi, takes us on a transformational, cinematic experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of gratitude through his intimate conversations with everyday people, thought leaders, and personalities revealing gratitude is a proven pathway back from the disconnection we feel in our lives; disconnection from ourselves, our planet, and each other.
Improv Comedy Show and Book Signing for Greg Tavares’ new book – Daddy Issues: How to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Dad Theatre 99 presents a night of improv comedy and book release celebration as one of the founders of Theatre 99, Greg Tavares, shares his hilarious take on becoming a dad. In his new book, Daddy Issues: How to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Dad, Tavares shares his own blunt and funny experiences of becoming a dad, but he also shares the joy and love that he has found in fatherhood. At the event, Tavares will read from his book, and he will also be joined by some of the other members of Theatre 99 for a night of improv comedy. There will even be an all dad improv group. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a hilarious show and support a local author.
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