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Summer 2020 gave the world a red season of movements & protests. How do we build upon the future while honoring and remembering the past? We hope this series begins to answer that question. We are taking a moment to reflect on the planning, logistics and marvelous wonders and sacrifice of folx in manifesting revolutions. We are in a pivotal moment. We have been here before. Let's absorb, fully, the lessons from the past. Below is an outline of the lesson scheduleLesson One: The Marvels of SNCC: A Review of SNCC's Protest PreparationMonday, November 16th, 2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm CSTTaught by Jalyn Gordon, Founder of the Afrocentric Communiversity, LLCLesson Two: Visual Rhetoric Documenting Black Protest Throughout the African American Experience within ArchivesMonday, November 23rd, 2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm CSTTaught by Tiffany Atwater Lee, Archivist and Assistant Head of the Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Center Robert Woodruff LibraryLesson Three: The Creation of the African American Studies DepartmentMonday, November 30th, 2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm CSTTaught by Schetauna Powell, Teaching Artist, Artivisit, Cultural Worker and Founder of Artivism Community ArtLesson Four: Women’s Activist Tactics during the 1950s & 1960sMonday, December 7th, 2020, 6:30pm-7:30pmTaught by Valerie Wade, Archivist , Public Historian and Founder of Lynnfield Historical ConsultingLesson Five: African American visual art & protest in the 1960sMonday, December 14th, 2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm CSTTaught by Dr. Fari Nzinga, Cultural Anthropologist, Educator, Curator and Writer

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My goal is to transform the way my community u201cdoesu201d organization work. Oftentimes, we get sucked into a protocol and formula for doing work that is not rooted in culture or community. In turn, our organizations deviate from placing the community as their focus and instead, prioritize the almighty dollar. The Communiversity strives to redefine the relationship between community institutions, community engagement, and academia. Our events range from a variety of topics such as African-American Studies lessons, nonprofit help and organizational development tactics.

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