This program explores the complexities that has allowed discrimination to dominate our social landscape and the ways in which strong allies can counter intolerance towards building a more equitable future. Join a conversation with Angela Glover Blackwell, Trina Jackson and Namira Islam and share your insights towards building a more equitable society. Tickets will go on sale May 5, 2017.
About “A Seat at the Table”
“A Seat at the Table” is borrowed from Langston Hughes’ iconic poem, I, Too; this and other lines from the poem are etched on the walls of the museum’s history galleries. Participants are invited to take a seat at the table following critical conversations by guest speakers in a range of fields whose work advances progress for diverse American communities. The program presents a protected space where participants can take part in a compelling conversation with their peers about race, and other important matters as they share the same food and drink. They take the lead in problem solving, and developing strategies towards a more equitable society.
“A Seat at the Table” is a participatory program that promotes conversations about social justice and explores issues of contemporary importance linked to systemic racism, as well as social, political and economic inequity. This program amplifies an important pillar of the National Museum of American History’s mission to explore the American experience through the African American lens, and what it means to be an American. “A Seat at the Table” jumpstarts critical thinking and creative conversations about fairness through curated activities designed for exchanging ideas for living in a better world.
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