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Nikki Giovanni shares her remembrances of James Baldwin

Nikki Giovanni shares her remembrances of James Baldwin

Poet and civil rights activist Nikki Giovanni delivered the second annual Busboys and Poets Lecture: “Jimmy and Me—and Our Interconnected Future as Americans,” on April 23 before an audience of more than 350 at Sherwood Center in Fairfax as part of George Mason University’s yearlong Baldwin100 program.

2023 Sojourner Truth Lecture with Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya

2023 Sojourner Truth Lecture with Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya

When answering a question about how to handle the pressure of solving societal issues that will not be resolved in an activist’s lifetime, Dr. Ntaiya answered with a quote that sums up her impact on the world, “I have started something that will not stop.”

The 2022 Next System Speakers Series

The 2022 Next System Speakers Series

Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of "Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice," headlines a series also featuring Jeremy Brecher (author of "Common Preservation"), Joe Guinan (co-author of "The Case for Community Wealth Building"), Yvonne Yen Liu (Solidarity Research Center), and Melissa Scanlan (author of "Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy").