Barbershop Conversations: Reading & Discussion

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Date(s) - 10/25/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Add to my calendar

Razor Sharp

Barbershops are sacred anchors of our community. This is a place where we come together to confide, to share, to discuss, to observe, to learn, to engage and more.

As a kick-off event to the 150th anniversary of Frederick Douglass visiting Newburgh, we are hosting a public reading and discussion at three local barbershops. At each barbershop, the public will read and discuss six short readings by African American authors on the topic of civic engagement.

Thursday, October 4, Razor Sharp, 118 Liberty Street

Thursday, October 11, Krispy Fresh Cutz, 90 Gidney Avenue

Friday, October 19, FXDED, 126 Liberty Street

Thursday, October 25, Razor Sharp, 118 Liberty Street

Thursday, November 1, Krispy Fresh Cutz, 90 Gidney Avenue

Friday, November 9, FXDED, 126 Liberty Street

Each session begins at 6:00 PM. The selected readings include: What Price Freedom, James Baldwin; The Lesson, Toni Cade Bambara; The Wife of His Youth, Charles W. Chestnutt; Theme for English B, Langston Hughes; Recitatif, Toni Morrison; The Soul of Black Folks, W.E.B. Dubois

To receive the readings in advance, email