Date and Time
Sep 13, 2019 9:00 am
AT THE DC CONVENTION CENTER Join Busboys and Poets Friday 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 Program Schedule:
9 AM Food Talk: "Soil Food" | Big Chair Discussions: African American Urban Farmers talk about food resiliency, buying local, community access to healthy foods, Urban Farming in Opportunity Zones and education. The history and where the industry is headed for people of color. With Chef Shawn Lightfoot, Miesha Taylor, Zachary, Rooftop Acres, Thomas UDC
10 AM DC Rising Stars-Beyond The Food | Big Chair Discussions: Chef Shawn Lightfoot, Furard Tate (Moderator) Dreaming Out Loud participant, DC catering challenge Winner, Georgetown Pivit program/Winner of Ebay Challenge Cup, Food & Culinary Program Director at Idea Public Charter School, Rodney Foster
11 AM Read & Play with District MotherHued Join District MotherHued for special readings of our specially curated Busboys and Poets Reading List, followed by fun activities
12 PM Author Monique Morris Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls
1 PM Art as Politics: Some thirty years ago, poet Sonia Sanchez observed, “The black artist is dangerous. Black art controls the “negro’s” reality, negates negative influences and creates positive images.” Local DC visual artists and curators will explore the relevance and impact of this statement in their work thru a lively discussion. Panelists include: Carol Rhodes Dyson, Curator in Residence, Busboys and Poets and Howard University’s Interdisciplinary Research Building Zoma Wallace, artist and independent curator (former curator for the District of Columbia - DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities) Mia DuVall, artist/muralist/public artist Jay Coleman, artist/muralist/public artist Keyonna Jones-Lindsay, Executive Director, Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center Rodney Buck Herring, artist, graphic designer Dee Dwyer, photographer Remi Aqui, printmaker In addition to the panel, ART LIVE at the Busboys and Poets booth at the CBC will feature local artists creating their work as if in their studio.
2:30 PM Anacostia Community Museum curated conversation | Big Chair Discussions
3 PM Author Derrick Musgrove to discuss Chocolate City: A History of Race & Democracy in the Nation’s Capital Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America's expansive democratic promises and its enduring racial realities, Washington often has served as a national battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war, and gentrification.
4 PM Jazz Talk & Performance: The Culture of Jazz in DC | Big Chair Discussions: The culture of Jazz music in DC from Jazz Musicians, enthusiasts and stakeholders perspective: Aron Myers of WPFW, Jazz Musicians and Jazz Festival leaders discuss Access, Compensation, Behavioral Health and Education in the jazz community. Stay and enjoy a little Jazz while you meet the speakers...CONFIRMED: Marcus Johnson - Jazz Artist, Ariel Shelton - Kennedy Center, Sunny Sunter- DC Jazz Festival, Keith Washington - Jazz Artist, and Herb Scott - Capital Hill Jazz Foundation, Moderator: Aaron Myers - WPFW
5 PM Surrender to the Air: An Intergenerational Tribute to Toni Morrison featuring Pages Matam, Jael Benjamin, Momo da Mermaid, Yvonne Brown, KaNikki Jakarta-Mix, Lady Brion, Words, Beats & Life and DC Scores
Activations in the Lounge
12 PM Love Drive - Letter Drive (Woolly Mammoth)
1 PM - 4 PM Art Live!
5 PM - 7 PM Bliss Ananda (violinist)
12:45 PM Monique Morris
3:45 PM Author Derrick Musgrove
4:45 pm Marcus Johnson