RETHINKING GARVEYISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY



The overwhelming support of President Barack Obama by the Black community in the recent presidential election demonstrates the necessity of continuing Marcus Garvey's legacy. On February 14, 2013 at the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center, Professor Geoffrey Philp will explore Garvey's personal and communal values in “Rethinking Garveyism in the Twenty-First Century." The presentation will culminate in a call to action for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey.

"In a time of climate change and other vexing social issues, many have questioned the relevance of exonerating a man who has been dead for almost seventy years," said Professor Philp. "My answer remains the same. Values. Everything begins with how we think about ourselves and our community. Garveyism changes how we think about ourselves and our community. At every juncture of Black history in the Americas whenever the values that Garvey espoused, RESPECT (Redemption, Education, Self-Reliance, Purpose, Economics, Community, and Tradition) have been embraced, we have experienced a renaissance."

“This discussion underscores what the Entrepreneurial Education Center is all about and highlights the work of two of our country’s most important leaders – Marcus Garvey and his “mentor” Booker T. Washington," said H. Leigh Toney, Executive Director of the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center. "Garvey’s vision of an educated, self-reliant and entrepreneurial black community remains a critical aspect of our work today.” 

February 14, 2013
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center
6300 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33150

After the presentation, there will be a Q&A session. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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The Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center (EEC) is a major outreach center of Miami-Dade College North Campus, founded in 1989. The mission of Miami-Dade College is to provide accessible, affordable, high quality education by keeping the learner's needs at the center of decision-making and working in partnership with its dynamic, multicultural community. The MEEC Center’s supports this mission in addition to our specialized focus on entrepreneurship, economic and community development.

H. Leigh Toney is the Executive Director of The Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center .

Geoffrey Philp is a poet and fiction writer who teaches English at Miami Dade College, where he also chairs the College Preparatory Department.  He is the spokesperson for the Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey.

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The Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey is petitioning Frederica Wilson, Congressional Representative and the Congress of the United States of America for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey:

http://www.causes.com/actions/1722148-urge-congress-to-exonerate-civil-rights-leader-marcus-garvey

We are also petitioning President Barack Obama to exonerate Marcus Garvey:

http://signon.org/sign/exonerate-marcus-garvey?source=c.url&r_by=4631897

Thank you for your support.

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