How to support racial justice, diversity and activism this week in Louisville (3/15)
MONDAY March 15
Unlocking the Truth Series: HIV and Mass Incarceration
Release | 5 pm-6pm
Tune into the Change Today, Change Tomorrow Facebook page for a talk about the link between HIV and the racist history of mass incarceration. Your presenters are Shelton McElroy from the Louisville Community Bail Fund and Trinidad Jackson and Jelani Kerr from the UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences. This is the first of four discussions on HIV, led by Project FIAAY, a group that addresses the HIV vulnerability of African American communities and formerly incarcerated African American adults in particular.
TUESDAY March 16
Lunch and Learn: Kelly Navies on the Carter Family
Release | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Kelly Navies, Oral Historian Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, joins the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany for a virtual talk on George Washington Carter: A Free Person to color who lived in New Albany and was highly regarded as an active participant in the Underground Railroad. Navies is a direct descendant of Carter. You must register in advance to attend this afternoon program.
WEDNESDAY March 17
I am America: the long road to justice
Free (or donation of $ 10) | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
The Muhammad Ali Center is hosting this discussion on “how police brutality, racial discrimination, and the dehumanization of black and brown bodies are rooted in US history.” Panelists will also talk about how this story continues and issue a call to action, “honoring Breonna’s life and legacy by ensuring this injustice never happens again.” Panelists include Bennie Ivory, vice chairman of the board of the Muhammad Ali center; Keturah Herron, political strategist at the Kentucky ACLU; and Reverend Timothy Findley Jr. of the Kingdom Fellowship Christian Life Center.
THURSDAY March 18
Free Virtual Painting Class – Clovers
Free ($ 25 for the art kit) | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Here’s one way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without going out: Create your own clover field painting with this free virtual lesson hosted by A Purposeful Ponte studio, owned by Black. You can register for the course for free, but there is an option to purchase a $ 25 art kit with everything you need from the studio.
Small business workshops
Free (donations accepted) | 7-9 p.m.
The Change Today, Change Tomorrow workshops for small businesses continue. This week is about the 2021 goals. If you complete 90% of the courses, your business will receive additional resources and funding.
FRIDAY March 19
‘The Other America: An Anne Braden Story’
Donations accepted | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Squallis Puppeteers‘ latest show is about Anne Braden, the famous Louisville civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. named in his âLetter from Birmingham Jailâ. The puppeteer collective is teaming up with the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at UofL for a production combining table puppets and shadows. In it, a Braden puppet tells the story of the case for which she is best known: In 1954, Braden and her husband, Carl, bought a house in an all-white neighborhood and transferred the deed to their own. friends. , Andrew and Charlotte Wade, who were black. The Wades and Bradens âhave suffered a backlash from white supremacist hatred and violence. When Louisville’s racial tensions became entangled in nation-wide anti-Communist hysteria, the lives of both families changed forever, âthe organizers write. This is a live screening, followed by a discussion with members of the production team and the Anne Braden Institute. Then the entire broadcast will be uploaded to YouTube and Facebook, where it will remain available until Sunday.