While this series of commemoration and movement-building programs is taking place around the country and also online through social media platforms and a robust website, the focal point was the weekend of November 1-3, 2019 in Greensboro, NC, including the following events, many of which were livestreamed and video footage is linked below, courtesy of Repairers of the Breach:
Friday, Friday, November 1, 2019, 6 pm: Community Reading of Emily Mann’s play Greensboro: A Requiem, in the Auditorium of the Academic Classroom Building at North Carolina A&T State University. The community reading was followed by an Intergenerational Dialogue moderated by Dr. Arwin Smallwood. Other participants included Emily Mann, Nelson Johnson, Floris Cauce Weston and Jovan Harston. A list of readers bios is here. See video of this event here.
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm, Educational and Movement-Building Panels and Workshops on the campus of Bennett College for Women. Plus a special musical tribute by the Fruit of Labor singing ensemble! See video of the plenary session here.
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7 pm, Dance and Musical Production, “JoyUSJustUS,” by ContraTiempo, a multilingual, urban-based dance company employing Salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms, Hip-Hop and more, in Harrison Auditorium at A&T State University campus.‘‘JoyUS justUS is a coming back to the essence of what makes dance powerful,” Contratiempo founder Ana Maria Alvarez told the LA Times. “What allows us to build the world that’s more just is our capacity to come together and be connected and see ourselves in one another.” (See posters for this event here.)
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 3:30 pm, Interfaith Worship Service on the Role of Church Communities in Today’s Quest for Economic, Racial, Environmental and Social Transformation, featuring Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, formerly of Greensboro and now Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Film from service here.