Café Conversations: Black Resistance

02/21/2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Free. map


This special Café Conversation, programmed by The Collective (The CLTV), will inspire thought, action, and change.

The event will begin with poetry from Nubia Yasin one of The CLTV’s brilliant poets, presented in response to the Withers photographs on exhibition and a performance by singer Tia Henderson. Participants then move to the Café Conversation where moderator Doc Dillard will talk through three to four issues facing the Black community in Memphis. The participants will break into small groups, and each group will be assigned one of the issues discussed to create short, mid, and long-term responses to their issue. The evening will end with an informal presentation of their findings.

In partnership with The Collective (The CLTV)

Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 – 2007, Coretta Scott King and Mourners, Main Street, Memphis, April 8, 1968, Gelatin silver print, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase; funds provided by Sara and Kevin Adams, Deupree Family Foundation, Henry and Lynne Turley, Kaywin Feldman and Jim Lutz, and Marina Pacini and David McCarthy  2006.31.135 © Withers Family Trust