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July 2019

History Adventures – Title TBA

July 17 @ 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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Save the date for our History Adventures series! 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 fun activities. This year’s summer program, History Adventures, will give children the same opportunity to have fun engaging with history. The program will run every other Wednesday in June and July.

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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 – Title TBA

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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Free

Save the date for our History Adventures series! 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 fun activities. This year’s summer program, History Adventures, will give children the same opportunity to have fun engaging with history. The program will run every other Wednesday in June and July.

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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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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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September 2019

Driven by Hope

September 17 @ 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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About the Series: Join us at the Museum for free monthly presentations by Sean Donaldson, Museum Educator. These one-hour presentations will focus on a variety of topics ranging from broad African American history and the evolution of African american music, to Iowa's African Americans in sports and African American holiday traditions. With twelve opportunities to explore, you won't be disappointed.

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Not Without Me! – Interfacing With the Education Process

September 22 @ 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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October 2019

The Underground Railroad

October 8 @ 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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About the Series: Join us at the Museum for free monthly presentations by Sean Donaldson, Museum Educator. These one-hour presentations will focus on a variety of topics ranging from broad African American history and the evolution of African american music, to Iowa's African Americans in sports and African American holiday traditions. With twelve opportunities to explore, you won't be disappointed.

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Uncomfortable Truth: The History of Racism in America

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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When the son of Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America told through a very personal and honest story. (Run time: 1.5 Hours)   This screening will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Akwi Nji, Director…

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American Denial: The Truth is Deeper Than Black & White

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Follow the story of foreign researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal whose study, An American Dilemma (1944), provided a provocative inquiry into the dissonance between stated beliefs as a society and what is perpetuated and allowed in the name of those beliefs. His inquiry into the United States’ racial psyche becomes a lens for modern inquiry into how denial, cognitive dissonance, and unrecognized, unconscious attitudes continue to dominate racial dynamics in American life.  (Run time: 1 hour)   This screening will be…

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