Date and Time
Sep 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Join Busboys and Poets Thursday at The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference for any of the following scheduled events. Located at the DC Convention Center Free and open to all!
Be a part of the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is where thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues. More than 10,000 people attend 100 public policy forums and much more.
CREATIVITY & CULTURE STAGE
12 PM Read & Play with District MotherHued Join District MotherHued for special readings of our specially curated Busboys and Poets Reading List, followed by fun activities. District MotherHued is the DMV's premier organization for millennial moms of color.
1 PM A Continuing Talk on Race with Author Arjun Singh Sethi to discuss American Hate: Survivors Speak Out (A moving and timely collection of testimonials from people impacted by hate before and after the 2016 presidential election.) America has HATE embedded in its DNA. It is written in its constitution and it has been passed on from generation to generation. In his latest book AMERICAN HATE, author Arjun Singh Sethi, eloquently puts a human face on the victims of this hate. Join Busboys and Poets on Thursday September, 12th, 2019 at the Washington Convention Center for this Special A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) to discuss this book and hear stories of resilience and pain. Celebrate the voices that have not been silenced and begin to heal (Books available for signing)
2 PM Business of Beauty | Big Chair Discussions: The world of beauty is not for the faint of heart. It is for those who have the passion to overcome the obstacles, break barriers and use fear as a weapon that propels you forward. Join beauty industry professionals as they discuss how "The Journey" has shaped their lives, the industry and the public. Moderator: Ask Asia (Majic 102.3) Speakers: Karen Huger - The Real Housewives of Potomac/Owner of La Dame Fragrance, Miko Branch Co-founder, Miss Jessies, Author Creating a successful Business from Scratch, Alaina Carpenter - Stylist Of The Stars (LeBron and Gloria James) and Michelle Lopez - Stylist for Iyanla Vanzant, Juana Clark - New Creations
3 PM Comedy Discussion: Laughing Loud | Big Chair Discussions Comedians discuss culture and what's behind the "joke". When is too far too far according to the artist?Featuring Traymore, Tony Woods, Robin Montegue, Chris Thomas, Nikki's Moore, and Kevin Anthony
4 PM Author Caroline Fredrickson (The Democracy Fix) Busboys and Poets Books welcomes Caroline Fredrickson to discuss her book The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections
5 PM Sports and Social Activism in DC | Big Chair Discussions
Sports and Social Activism: Creating the Conversation … it's louder but is it better? In the age of Colin Kaepernick, the Me too movement, and building positive youth leaders should athletes use their platform for social activism and what is their level of responsibility when they do? With panelists Tony Brown, Associate Head Coach Washington Wizards, retired NBA player Etan Thomas (‘the activist athlete),
Tia Bell (UNC) , Omari Pearson (UNLV) - Moderator: Lawrence Hamm - Destination DC Sports Special poetry performance by Black Chakra
6 PM Don’t Mute DC from a MOMENT TO A MOVEMENT | Big Chair Discussions: Join those that started the "Don't Mute DC" Movement as they discuss how one moment of lack of understanding the GoGo culture of DC caused discourse that has given life to a movement that has connected communities, begun to shed light on social ills and provided a platform for change - An African American cultural expression – violence stigma – what GoGo looks like on a national level – HoodRock University Featuring Natalie Hopkinson (author, Go-Go Music from DC) Ron Moten - Activist, DCPL - Library GoGo Archive, and Cam - Black Alley GoGo entertainment, Mr. Donald Owner of MetroPS Store
Activations in lounge | BOOKSTORE
12 PM Love Drive - Letter Drive (Wolly Mammoth)
1 PM - In the Artists studio! Artists create live in the Busboys and Poets Lounge
5 PM - 7 PM Bliss Ananda (violinist)
1:45pm Author Arjun Singh Sethi
2:45pm Miko Branch Co-founder, Miss Jessies, Author Creating a successful Business from Scratch
4:45pm Author Caroline Fredrickson
5:45pm Etan Thomas, Omari
6:30pm Natalie Hopkinson