PGAAMCC Holiday Party

 

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Join Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center for a Holiday Party to celebrate the season!

Enjoy music, food, drinks, and community engagement!

Featuring:
A Meet and Greet with PGAAMCC's new Executive Director, Ms. Monica Montgomery

Poetry Performances by Patrick Washington and Prince George's County Youth Poet Laureate Michaela Lacy
Special Guest: Author Theresa Gibson

We can't wait to celebrate with you!

 


Prepare to Care for Your Loved Ones: AARP Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Join AARP MD as we partner with the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center for an important discussion around family caregiving. This interactive panel discussion will feature experts from various agencies and organizations that will answer questions, offer information on resources, and share details about services available to those preparing or currently caring for loved ones.

This is a free event with free parking. Refreshments will be provided.

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center
4519 Rhode Island Avenue
North Brentwood, Maryland 20722

 


Welcome our new Executive Director, Monica O Montgomery

PGAAMCC Welcome's our new Executive Director, Monica O Montgomery

Photo credit: Dominique Sindayiganza

Monica O. Montgomery, is the new Executive Director of Prince Georges African American Museum and Cultural Center. She is an arts and culture innovator using creativity and narrative as a means of bridging the gap between people and movements. As an independent curator, museum consultant and  keynote speaker, she uses her platforms to be in service to society. She is co-founder and strategic director of Museum Hue a multicultural platform advancing diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives for people of color, in arts, culture, museums and creative economy. She works internationally to facilitate diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives with clients throughout Europe, Africa and North America.

As a museum activist, Monica advocates globally for social justice and relevance embedded in museum practice. She is a dynamic force for change, recently delivering a TedX talk entitled ‘How To Be an Upstander’ challenging everyone to stand up, speak up and act up for social good.

She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Communication from Temple University and a Masters of Arts in Corporate Communication from LaSalle University. She is an adjunct professor who’s taught in Museum Studies graduate programs at Harvard University, Pratt Institute, and NYU and guest lectured at Princeton University, Columbia University, American University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, CUNY, University of the Arts and dozens more. Monica holds leadership advisory positions in OfByFor All Change Network, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, Leading Changemakers, Arts Marketing Association UK, Museums As Sites of Social Action and other groups.

Monica states” I am grateful and energized to be named Executive Director of Prince Georges African American Museum and Cultural Center, an institution that stands out among African American museums for presenting bold contemporary art exhibitions and preserving the black history contributions of residents in PG County. My commitment to Diversity + Inclusion, Black excellence, Social justice curation and community engagement has led to a natural progression of my work into this esteemed leadership position. I am honored to be taking the helm and excited by the possibilities PGAAMCC has to leave a lasting legacy for future generations throughout the region and the world.”


Continue to Share Our Stories: Support Us Today

We see you and want to thank you for your continued support and active participation this year. This year has been full of exciting programs and exhibitions that we hope you have enjoyed. As we prepare ourselves for the new year we want to make sure we can count on your participation and support for another year. We are asking our members to give a little more!

How can you participate?
We want to hear from you, let us know how we can better serve you and continue growing our strong community base.

How can you support?
We have 270 members to date. If each member gave a donation of $50 we would be able to reach our goal this year.

There are only 2 months left to reach our goal! I hope you will make a gift to PGAAMCC today to help us educate our community about the rich history and culture in Prince George’s County.

Your support will allow us to continue offering free education and outreach programs, including:

  • Our Cultural Education Passport Program that helps provide a fuller, more complex narrative and images about the African American experience and community for children and youth.
  • Art & History Exhibitions tell the stories of the diverse experiences of the County’s African American communities and aim to reflect the broad spectrum of social and cultural activities.
  • Special Programs bring together diverse groups of people to create new approaches to cultural understanding.
  • General Operations support our staff and administrative success.

You can make the difference for so many influential teachers, artists, and thousands of students. Please make your gift today!

Thank you,

-PGAAMCC Staff

For any questions about the Community Investment Tax Credit Program please reach out to
Zena Wubneh at zwubneh@pgaamcc.org


PGAAMCC x LSP Present: First Friday ‘All the Stars’ Dance Party

PGAAMCC and Lil Soso Productions Present: First Friday ‘All the Stars’ Dance Party

Movement Two: Outdoor Dance Party

10PM-2AM: Join us for a dance party under the stars! DJ Stylus spins a special set inspired by motion picture blockbuster The Black Panther and hit single “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar + SZA. It will be Afrofuturistic vibes all night across a span of genres for the rest of the night. Light eats and cocktails will be available for purchase. Vendors will be on site.

Free for PGAAMCC Members all night | Free for attendees of Film Screening | $5 advance| $10 at the door
Reserve your Tickets Here

And don’t forget to join us for…
Movement One: Outdoor Film Screening

7PM-10PM: Join us for an evening of ancestral remembrance and Black excellence in film with an outdoor screening and discussion of Julie Dash’s epic independent film Daughters of the Dust. Pre-screening lecture on the Gullah will begin at 7:30PM, followed by film screening. Lighteats and cocktails will be available for purchase. Vendors will also be on site.

Free and open to the public. RSVP HERE


PGAAMCC x LSP Present: 'Daughters of the Dust' Film Screening

*Reschedule for Oct. 19th due to inclement weather

PGAAMCC and Lil Soso Productions Present: First Friday ‘All the Stars’ Edition

Movement One: Outdoor Film Screening

7PM-10PM: Join us for an evening of ancestral remembrance and Black excellence in film with an outdoor screening and discussion of Julie Dash’s epic independent film Daughters of the Dust. Pre-screening lecture on the Gullah will begin at 7:30PM, followed by film screening. Lighteats and cocktails will be available for purchase. Vendors will also be on site.

Free and open to the public. RSVP HERE

And don’t forget to join us for…
Movement Two: Outdoor Dance Party

10PM-2AM: Join us for a dance party under the stars! DJ Stylus spins a special set inspired by motion picture blockbuster The Black Panther and hit single “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar + SZA. It will be Afrofuturistic vibes all night across a span of genres for the rest of the night. Light eats and cocktails will be available for purchase. Vendors will be on site.

Free for PGAAMCC Members all night | Free for attendees of Film Screening | $5 advance| $10 at the door
Reserve your Tickets Here


Racism in Law Enforcement: Recognition and Reform

Racism in Law Enforcement: Recognition and Reform

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SURJ Greenline Chapter, in partnership with PGAAMCC, presents:
Racism in Law Enforcement: Recognition and Reform

Distinguished advocates and reformers will discuss how racism affects both police performance and the communities in which they work.  

Ron Hampton, 20+ year veteran of DC Police Department and a National Police Accountability Project board member will provide the national context of police misconduct and reforms.

Jonathan Hutto, long-time social justice activist in Prince Georges County and author on social justice issues, will speak to the history of community policing concerns and reform efforts in our County.

 

Sunday, October 14th,
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Prince George’s County African American Museum and Cultural Center
$20 early bird registration through October 5th, $25 after October 5th

 

Proceeds from this event will support the PGCAAMCC and the ongoing reform work of the panelists.

Please register using the link below:
bit.ly/RacismLaw


'40 Acres Deferred' Exhibition Opening@Anacostia Arts Center (DC)

Vivid Gallery and The Prince George’s African American Museum’s collaborative exhibitions, 7/8 …9 and 40 Acres Deferred look at regional migratory patterns, and explorations of the contrived “American Dream”. The significance of the collaboration is further contextualized by the importance of the African American history within North Brentwood, MD and the Anacostia Neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
                                                                                          
7/89 runs from October 12 – November 17, 2018 in Vivid Gallery inside of the Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington DC 20020) The opening reception will be held on October 13 from 2-5 PM, and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10AM-7PM and by appointment.
Featured in 7/8..9 are Sandra Davis, Carmen Mazyck, Beverly Price, Tim Davis, Ayanna Long, Jerrell Gibbs, and David Cassidy. The work of these artists give a clear definition of the concept of home. In a neighborhood that has a large population of longtime Washingtonians with an influx of new residents while the narrative of the historic area is being crafted time and again, the idea of “home” becomes well worth the discussion. With PGAAMCC’s exploration of “home” in a suburban context within the African American story, we get a wholistic view of what “home” is and why we make those choices. 40 Acres Deferred and 7/8 … 9 makes connections between intentional migration to the suburban landscape and the forcible displacement into undeveloped and pockets of the city and suburb. Whether intentionally or forcibly occupying space, whether in the city, country, or suburb, Black Americans have developed culture, traditions and communal values that echo our connection across the Diaspora, a sense of home and belonging.

Room to Grow: Correcting and Redirecting Microaggressions in the Classroom and Beyond

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES (SUMMER 2018)

Join PGAAMCC for a Professional Development Summer Series designed for educators who would like to increase their knowledge in Cultural Literacy and Anti-Racist Practices. This 3-part series, led by Dr. Arvenita Washington-Cherry, will:

  1. Explore how racism and cultural insensitivity manifest in our everyday lives, our classrooms, popular culture, and online.
  2. Empower participants with the tools to counter problematic narratives; facilitate productive, non-harmful conversations with students; and ensure that classrooms are safe, non-triggering spaces for learning.

Participants will learn the ways that technology can be helpful vs. harmful and how to incorporate culturally literate, anti-racist practices into their work as educators in an ever-changing, digital world.

Registrants may register for one or all of the sessions; they will serve as stand-alone workshops as well as part of a cohesive series that addresses different facets of cultural competency.

 

Register for Room to Grow: Correcting and Redirecting Microaggressions in the Classroom and Beyond