We are very excited to have two exciting and informative presentations for this year’s fall programing; Amir Sulaiman & Khalid El Hakim.
We have invited Amir Sulaiman, an accomplished spoken word poet, activist, recording artist and a 2 time HBO Def Poet. Amir works regularly teaching kids by way of spoken word and focusing on the union of art and education.
We will also have on hand, the very innovative Black History 101 Mobile Museum, with hundreds of relevant artifacts and memorabilia. This is a cultural educational project and traveling museum, founded by Detroit Public School teacher Khalid el-Hakim of the Institute of Black Culture in Detroit. He has customized his museum contents for this presentation with Malcolm X as the main focus. He will present on his research, collection and passion and then lead tours of his mobile museum.
The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit http://www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on the agency and how individuals can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.