The organizers of Tuesday’s inaugural TEDxHarlem conference see the event as a way to generate ideas that can improve not only Harlem, but the rest of the world.
But for some people, the $100 ticket price for the event — plus $16.55 in fees — is a sign that the conference is about something else: an exclusive meeting of white outsiders and black elitists “designed to dismiss the voice of the indigenous Harlemite,” one community group wrote in an e-mail chain. Continue reading
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Community Joins Students for “Inauguration of a DREAM: A Celebration of Choice, Voice, and Democracy in Harlem”
On Tuesday, January 20th, at 10:00 AM Democracy Prep Charter School will host over 3,500 students from more than 20 schools—as well as elected officials, parents and community members—at the 369th Harlem Armory to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The non-partisan inauguration party will offer small group discussion, group art projects, and performances from participating schools. Continue reading