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


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


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


Trigger Warning: The Intersection of Cultural Competence and Digital Literacy in the Classroom

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES (SUMMER 2018)

Register for Trigger Warning: The Intersection of Cultural Competence and Digital Literacy in the Classroom

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 competenc


Summer Exhibition Series and Culture Keepers Youth Conference

Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) is proud to announce our summer exhibitions. PGAAMCC presents a versatile, multi-generational group of artists in the exhibitions If I knew then what I know now curated by Yaya Bey and Mothership to the Ancestral Plane curated by our Education Curator, Synatra Smith, Ph.D. Join us on Friday, June 1st 6-9pm for the opening of this exciting exhibition series.

f I knew then what I know now is an exhibition about Black childhood. Curator, Yaya Bey introduces and questions how the nuance of digital media might have impacted the childhood, connection to Black culture, and the community to both the featured artists and our patrons. Bey presents works that combine installations, polaroids, and an open dialogue about re-imagining Black childhood. With access to cyber-communities and places of cultural affinity, Bey challenges our audience and asks if we are now more informed to navigate the intersections of Blackness? What does this collective consciousness mean for future generations? Artists include: Imar Hutchins, Josef Isaiah K., Things by Demetria, and Quinci Baker.

 Mothership to the Ancestral Plane is an afro-futurist youth exhibition featuring art works created by students in PGAAMCC’s teen after-school program, Culture Keepers.  After seven months of research and production, the students’ work demonstrates an afro-futuristic reality. These imaginings might be actualized as these young artists mature into adulthood, and technology continues to advance. The pieces were developed concurrently with the release of the Marvel film Black Panther, which provided an updated launching point from which the students could understand and execute the aesthetic.


PGAAMCC Mother's Day Brunch !

Roses of Gratitude: A Mother’s Day Brunch

Buy tickets here!

Roses of Gratitude: A Mother’s Day Brunch is a celebration of the love, wisdom, and lifelong bonds shared with the matriarchal figures in our families and communities. Through the gift of roses, attendees will have the opportunity to express their appreciation to the women in their lives.

This event will feature roses for attendees, live entertainment, art, delicious cuisine, and – of course, everyone’s brunch favorite – bottomless mimosas.

Tickets
Non-Members: $40
Members: $30

Note: Members will receive a discount code for the special member ticket price via email. Have any questions or need to be provided with a member discount code? Call us at #301-809-0440 or email: lperez@pgaamcc.org

 


Songs for Janie: A Theatrical Concert featuring Tamara Wellons

Tamara Wellons brings to Prince George’s County the masterfully conceptual album, theatrical concert and interpretation of Zora Neale Hurston’s literary classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Tamara has performed selections from the album alongside prize-winning author Alice Walker (The Color Purple), and she also staged a robust theatrical presentation of the work before a sold-out audience at the 2013 DC Black Theater Festival directed by Nicole Morgan. This album concept was craftfully created by cultural architect and professor, Risikat Okedeyi for a 2012 music project release. It has grown into a poignant and well-received production. Tamara’s music serves as a 21st Century epilogue to the 1937 story of Womanhood, Self-Worth, Freedom, and Love.


First Friday Art Jam and Vendor Marketplace

Join PGAAMCC for music, live art, and a vendor marketplace!


Washington CityPaper: 'A Museum Goes Beyond Its Walls to Teach Prince George’s County’s Rich History'

PGAAMCC was featured in Washington CityPaper, article by Laura Irene.

Through its education efforts and programming, the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center strives to be a pillar in its community.