Resurrecting Nat Turner, April 27, 2016, SUNY ESC Metropolitan Center, 5 PM – 8 PM

Nat Turner Poster


The Resurrecting Nat Turner series will explore the controversial legacy of Nat Turner, an enslaved African in Southampton, Virginia who led the largest recorded slave revolt in American history.  Join co-writer of the groundbreaking film, The Birth of a Nation, Jean McGianni Celestin, and educational consultant, Brian Favors M.S.Ed, M.E.d, as they discuss Turner’s powerful legacy, the various debates surrounding this iconic figure and the impact that his revolt has had on American society past and present. The discussion will encourage audiences to examine the relevance of Turner’s rebellion in the context of the current conversation surrounding racism in America and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Refreshments and Beverages will be available


H.O.L.L.A! Day


H.O.L.L.A! Day is organized to celebrate the H.O.L.L.A! community and H.O.L.L.A!’s efforts, while deepen H.O.L.L.A!’s relationships with those we organize and heal with.

On H.O.L.L.A! Day. H.O.L.L.A! will be hosting a 3 on 3 Fundraiser Basketball Tournament to enhance organizational finances in order to fund two youth organizers for a 12 month period.

Here are links to H.O.L.L.A! website and for donations


Were you Listening? by JAHLib

JAHLib Gardens

Reality hits like a stone

And turns the strongest into Barney Rubble

Locked out of your home

Watching your bedrock crumble


Humbled and all alone

BamBam without a Pebble

Used to drive out in the latest

Now you’re straddling bike handles


You’ve been warned

Not to throw stones behind you

Begging for food

A rod a wheel people hand you


Despicable You

Wanted to be everyone’s Idol

Well how does it feel?

To stand below eye level


So what do want me to be

A beggar, a con-man or a victim

I just want to me, I want to be free

And rule my destiny


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