Wednesday, February 25, 2015

REGINALD F. LEWISMUSEUM HONORS AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS & WOMEN IN ARTS, SCIENCES & HUMANITIES

Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Women’s History Month Events

A film screening on Sunday, March 8, 2 PM explores the state of Black women in academia. The documentary “Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower” is followed by a post-film discussion with Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, College Park; Pamela Scott Johnson, Interim Dean of College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State; and Professor Kelly Brown Douglass of Goucher College.

“Fathers and grandfathers are encouraged to bring their daughters to Storytime with Author Jerdine Nolan on Saturday, March 14, 1 PM. She reads her latest book, Irene’s Wish, about a young girl who wishes her father could be home more often. A book signing follows, served with lemonade and cookies. Families may also make a craft project related to Wishes.

Mezzo-soprano Geneva Renee performs on Thursday, March 19, 6 PM as testament to the talent of Maryland African American women in music. This mezzo-soprano is Grammy-nominated. She performs neo-soul works as part of the museum’s Third Thursday event, where the galleries are open late on the Third Thursday of the month and live jazz is available in the theater with cash bar and soul food.

Women helping women is the focus of Sista Girls’ Talk: Reclaiming Health, Wealth, and Self on Saturday, March 21, 1 PM. The community conversation is led by Dr. Michelle Gourdine, former deputy secretary for Public Health Services in the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Dr. Tamara England, Assistant Minister at the Enon Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. They engage the audience on creating wellness across three essential areas: health, finances, and spirituality.

WHERE; Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

About the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is Baltimore's premier facility highlighting the history and accomplishments of African Americans with a special focus on Maryland's African American community. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the East Coast's largest African American museum, occupying an 82,000 square-foot facility with ample permanent and special exhibition space, interactive learning environments, auditorium, resource center, oral history recording studio, museum shop, café, classrooms, meeting rooms, outside terrace and reception areas. The museum is located near Baltimore's Inner Harbor at the corner of Pratt and President Streets. The museum is also accessible on Baltimore's Charm City Circulator Orange and Green Routes. For more information, please call 443-263-1800 or visit www.RFLewisMuseum.org

The exhibition and programs have been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.