Details
Date:

February 17

Time:

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

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Organizer

540WMain

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Join us for a candid and engaging virtual class about the diversity of African history before the transatlantic slave trade.

overview:

Join us for a candid and engaging virtual class about the diversity of African history before the transatlantic slave trade. We will discuss Black contributions made to the world in art, medicine, technology, and the humanities prior to the transatlantic slave trade. Some questions we aim to answer include: why is this history not discussed in public education? what actions can we individually take to make Black history known?

what you’ll learn:

  • examples of many Black contributions to world history prior to the transatlantic slave trade
  • some actions you can take to make Black history known
  • how to critically examine history with emphasis on which stories are and are not told

registration:

  • We have moved to a “gift economy” structure for all class registration tickets, meaning although this content does have a cost to us an organization, we trust you to select an option that is right for you. This may be based on your ability to pay, want to support our organization, or what you feel is an equitable price.

registration options:

Registration – $30

Registration + Fund Someone Else’s Class – $60

Full Scholarship – $0

age:

This class is appropriate for ages 18+

location:

This class will take place online through Zoom. Class access links will be received after online registration. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or email info540westmain@gmail.com

what to expect:

  • highly interactive virtual format
  • whole group discussions guided by intentional prompts
  • break out sessions
  • classroom style Q&A
  • we recommended to use your video during class
  • come to class prepared to participate, engage, and discuss
  • ASL interpreting and captioning is provided for all classes

facilitator:

this class is facilitated by Calvin Eaton, Founding Director of 540WMain Inc, a virtual non-profit and community-based hub for accessible education and events that promote justice for all. 540WMain encourages individuals to broaden their horizons and learn more about multidisciplinary issues and topics that impact the world.