As part of the 13th National Black Writers Conference, on Thursday, March 31, at 6:30pm, the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College will host a town hall forum with Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, journalist Ashley Johnson and other invited guests who will discuss the ways for ensuring that institutions and writers of the African diaspora have platforms for addressing the issues of secession and legacy in today’s society.
This intergenerational discussion will speak to questions such as: Is there is a need for a Center for Black Literature in a post-civil rights era and in a society that some have labeled as “postracial?” Do we still need “spaces” in which to document the writing and work of black writers?
Dr. Haki R.Madhubiti founded Third World Press in 1967 and has published more than 31 titles of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His latest book is titled Taking Bullets: Terrorism and Black Life in Twenty-First Century America, a Poet’s Representation and Challenge.
The town hall will be facilitated by Professor Wallace Ford, chair of the Public Administration Department at Medgar Evers College, talk show host and author of two novels, The Pride (2005) and What You Sow (2007).
This free discussion will take place at Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave, Edison O. Jackson Auditorium, Brooklyn. The event is free and open to the public.