As Black History Month comes to a close, it is important that we treasure the wisdom of our elders and elevate the leadership demonstrated by our youth. The Sankofa bird is often interpreted to mean "return and get it."
Register using the link below to join us tomorrow, February 26, as our young guest community activists Myra Richardson and Anthony Kenny engage in a two-way dialogue with the founder of Dialogue on Race Louisiana and LSU desegregationist Maxine Crump and the first Black EBR school board member and EBR public schools desegregationist, Press Robinson.
In the afternoon we'll be showing off EBR students' soul at Fresh Heat: The Griot Edition, hosted by Asia Reese and Marcel P. Black. Asia is a Humanities Amped alumna and community educator at Belaire High School. Marcel is an Amped hip hop educator at Westdale Middle and founder of the after school hip hop leadership series Soul Cypher. You do not want to miss this amazing showcase!
We also invite you to read this report on the history of Black Baton Rouge, written by Dr. Lori Martin & Christopher J. Tyson, JD, and published by MetroMorphosis.
What's New at Humanities Amped
Forming Youth City Lab with our partners Front Yard Bikes, Big Buddy Program, and Line 4 Line represents enormous possibility for our Baton Rouge youth! Read more about it here.