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Black History Events for Adults Coming to Young Middle School, Hosted by EMC2

February marks Black History Month, and there are a number of events in the Cascade area.

Embracing Mays Community and Cluster Schools (EMC2) and Jean Childs Young Middle School are holding 2 special nights of events in celebration of Black History month.

Sunday, Feb 17th- Perception vs. Reality: What is the impact of the rap culture/industry on our culture, community, language, values, families and ability to compete globally?

What's the difference between entertainment and reality? After viewing the documentary, a panel of music producers, rappers, entertainment attorneys and community advocates will answer questions and share information.

Sunday, Feb 24th (4pm-5:30pm)- 2013 is the year of the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream Speech.” Thandeka (Thandi) Luthuli Gcabashe will share how her personal work establishing an Anti-Apartheid movement and her father’s (Albert Luthuli) work was influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Her father was the first African to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1961) as the president of the African National Congress in South Africa. Ms Gcabashe is on tour from South Africa for a short time in the U.S.

According to the EMC2 website, the group focuses on these 3 items:

  • Work with our cluster schools to ensure communication between the school and parents;
  • Establish communication with the schools and their leadership themselves;
  • Improve communication between the schools and the surrounding communities to garner expertise and financial support.

The school cluster is made up of, Benjamin E. Mays High School, Jean Childs Young Middle, Adamsville Primary Elementary, Beecher Hills Elementary,
Cascade Elementary, L.P. Miles Intermediate Elementary, Peyton Forest Elementary, and West Manor Elementary.

The Mays Communities/neighborhoods served include, Cascade Heights, Adams Park, Beecher Hills, Adamsville, Peyton Forest, and Harlan Heights.

Location- All events are held at Jean Childs Young Middle School at 3116 Benjamin E. Mays Dr., Atlanta, GA

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