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The Manhattan Chapter National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Poetic Justice:

Speaking Their Names - Beyond Words

Thursday, 23 February 2017 7:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY.


On Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY the Manhattan Chapter of NC100BW proudly presents its 3rd Annual Spoken Word Production - Poetic Justice: Speaking their Names -Beyond Words in tribute to Master Poet Maya Angelou. This year's event features original poets Toni Blackman, Sheikia Norris "Purple Haze", Christine Gilliam (Phya Startah), Barbara Bethea, and Robyn Baxter (IBePoet) with special guest Valerie Bell (mother of Sean Bell). The powerful program begins with poets solemnly speaking the names, in remembrance, of sisters who lost their lives while under police protection. Tickets for the event are $20.

Our program honors and advocates for African American sisters and brothers who lived or have died in the clutches of social injustices, domestic violence, oppression, and discrimination. This creative platform provides exposure for Black Professional female poets and spoken word artists, as well as a venue for educating and empowering all of us. In keeping with its mission, this year, Poetic Justice honors the group, Art Girl Army.

ART GIRLS ARMY (AGA) is the recipient of our annual special Phenomenal Woman Award.  AGA is a "diverse art collective of creative women who believe in their work, in themselves, and each other passionately and unapologetically.  Founded in a small studio apartment in Brooklyn in 2014, AGA strives to create safe spaces where women are inspired, celebrated, and supported" to pursue their creative profession.

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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Manhattan Chapter

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translogoWe are thrilled to have you visit our website and learn more about the issues facing women of color! Welcome!

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Manhattan Chapter works diligently in advocating for leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment for women of color and their families.  Over the past years, we've had the opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing women of color in our own country and around the world. The members of this Chapter are wonderful, wise and talented ladies with incredible minds and sound judgment.  These courageous and strong women proudly bear the responsibility to speak for those who cannot.  The efforts of the National Organization and Manhattan chapter continues to break down barriers and silos in the areas of leadership and gender equity.   If our mission is one you support, please consider becoming a member or providing financial support.   We hope you enjoy your visit!

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