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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights offers ongoing programming for everyone — young professionals, families with children, students, and adults. With both virtual and in-person programs, there is something for everyone. Learn more about what we have to offer below.

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In celebration of the enduring legacies of Congressman Lewis and Reverand Vivian in the U.S. and around the world, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) will host a virtual screening and panel discussion of The Baptism original tribute film in partnership with Lincoln Center. The panel will feature Carl Hancock Rux...

As part of their living tree tribute to the late Congressman John Lewis, Trees Atlanta is excited to host a joint conversation with The Center’s Calinda Lee and Willette Jackson who is Trees Atlanta’s lead coordinator for the Flowering Forest Tree Tribute to John Lewis. Ms. Lee and Ms. Jackson will discuss the inspiration and purpose behind...

A new presidential administration and Congress in the United States offers a unique opportunity to advance civil and human rights and strengthen democratic practice. Please join us Friday, February 19 at 12 pm for a conversation about reinvigorating rights in the United States and globally. We’ll hear from activists on the frontlines of social change...

Join National Black Arts & Freedom Park Conservancy for a virtual conversation and visual experience to commemorate the public art installation by Masud Olufani.   This year, NBAF’s 2021 programming theme “Rising Above” opens with ELDER Project, in collaboration with Freedom Park Conservancy. Sowing the Imagination is an event that explores the past to plant...

In light of Covid-19 and its disparate effects on communities of color, conversations about anti-racism are more necessary than ever. Join Equitable Dinners: Lift Every Voice on Sunday, Feb. 21, with a focus on Racial Equity and Poverty. The evening will start with a play written by Chi Ife Okwumabua, followed by a guest speaker...

Join The Center for a pre-recorded conversation with George C. Wolfe, Director of the Netflix film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and curator of The Center’s Rolls Down Like Water exhibit. This discussion will feature clips from the film to explore the use of art and music as resistance as well as the roles art and music play in the documentation of Black History. Participants will also gain a...

As we celebrate Women's History Month, join us for another edition of Children's Storytime! The program will include the reading of two stories back-to-back: "One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale" by Demi & "Seeds of Change" by Jen Cullerton Johnson. The overall run time should be about 30-40 minutes. At the conclusion of each...

ADL’s Examining Identity workshop will provide a broad framework to assist participants in defining who they are as individuals and how they are viewed by others. Often described as the filter through which people see and interact with the world, personal and cultural identity is constructed of the multiple identities that define a person’s membership...

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ADL’s Examining Identity workshop will provide a broad framework to assist participants in defining who they are as individuals and how they are viewed by others. Often described as the filter through which people see and interact with the world, personal and cultural identity is constructed of the multiple identities that define a person’s membership...

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What are Respectability Politics and how have they influenced the way women are perceived in their personal and professional lives? Join The Center for a conversation during Women’s History Month about the Politics of Respectability and what that has looked like for women over the years, from The Civil Rights Movement to modern day. Guests...

The four-part docuseries tells the little-known true story of Beulah Mae Donald, a Black mother in Alabama, who took down the Ku Klux Klan after the brutal murder and lynching of her son, Michael Donald. He was just nineteen years old when he was found dead, hanging from a tree in Mobile, on March 21, 1981. The local Black...