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July 2019

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: That Kind of Mother

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Join us for a Well-Read Black Girl book club meet-up!

Register Here The AAMI/Next Page Books Well-Read Black Girl book club will continue with a discussion of That Kind of Mother by Akwaeke Emezi. Read on for a description from the publisher: Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her…

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Jazz and Blues: Tina Haase Findlay

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Join us for the second performance in our 2019 Jazz and Blues series! Tina Haase Findlay will be joined by a three member ensemble for an evening of jazz and blues music. Selections will span a wide range of periods, artists, and styles. Don't miss out on this next installment in our popular music series. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance sales will end at 4:00 PM on July 26. Get Tickets Now About the Artist:…

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Not Without Me! – Interfacing With the Education Process

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Join us in the mobilization of parents and community members by participating in this series* of community forums at the African American Museum of Iowa. Together we will identify obstacles and opportunities for parental and community involvement in the education process of our children. Help us create change for our children, tomorrow's leaders. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Cedar Rapids NAACP.   *Forums will be held…

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History Adventures – SuperSoaked

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Be sure to bring a swimsuit, towels, and all your favorite water guns for the final session of this Summer’s History Adventures! Kids will learn about Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the SuperSoaker, before heading outside for water warfare! Suggested for children ages 3-13. In case of rain, alternative activities will take place inside. About the Series: Last year, the AAMI rolled out its inaugural Children’s Summer Series, with regular programming aimed at teaching our youth about African American history through…

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August 2019

Products of a Creative Mind

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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This presentation explores African Americans who invented or improved dozens of items we take for granted every day. Many of these men and women are little-known, and few are household names. Some had very little formal education or training, yet others were college-educated or earned doctorates. All made important contributions to our lives through perseverance, hard work, and ingenuity. The way we eat, grow our food, live, work, get from one place to another, and stay healthy have all been…

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Summer Burn: POUND® with Trisha Brink

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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We are excited to continue a new summer tradition of fitness programming at the Museum. Join us every week in August for a variety of fitness activities to get your blood pumping and your sweat flowing, all while having lots of fun! This year we are partnering with the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area to bring you exciting opportunities to get active, all led by experienced instructors. This week's activity:  POUND®: Channel your inner rockstar with this full body…

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Summer Burn: STRONG by Zumba® with Denise Jones

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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We are excited to continue a new summer tradition of fitness programming at the Museum. Join us every week in August for a variety of fitness activities to get your blood pumping and your sweat flowing, all while having lots of fun! This year we are partnering with the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area to bring you exciting opportunities to get active, all led by experienced instructors. This week's activity:  STRONG by Zumba®: Stop counting the reps. Start…

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Summer Burn: POUND® with Trisha Brink

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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We are excited to continue a new summer tradition of fitness programming at the Museum. Join us every week in August for a variety of fitness activities to get your blood pumping and your sweat flowing, all while having lots of fun! This year we are partnering with the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area to bring you exciting opportunities to get active, all led by experienced instructors. This week's activity:  POUND®: Channel your inner rockstar with this full body…

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Not Without Me! – Interfacing With the Education Process

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Free

Join us in the mobilization of parents and community members by participating in this series* of community forums at the African American Museum of Iowa. Together we will identify obstacles and opportunities for parental and community involvement in the education process of our children. Help us create change for our children, tomorrow's leaders. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Cedar Rapids NAACP.   *Forums will be held…

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Summer Burn: Zumba® with Denise Jones

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Free

We are excited to continue a new summer tradition of fitness programming at the Museum. Join us every week in August for a variety of fitness activities to get your blood pumping and your sweat flowing, all while having lots of fun! This year we are partnering with the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area to bring you exciting opportunities to get active, all led by experienced instructors. This week's activity:  Zumba®:  Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class…

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