The Caribbean is more than jerked chicken, Bob Marley and pleasure cruises!

SAY IT LOUD! at the CD Forum
American Heritage Series: Caribbean Americans
Co-sponsored by Northwest African American Museum and the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington
Thursday, April 16, 2009
7pm at the Northwest African American Museum

The Caribbean is more than jerked chicken, Bob Marley and pleasure cruises. When you eat a banana, stir sugar into your coffee, even light a cigarette, you are feeling the influence of the Caribbean. Black Americans of Caribbean descent are your politicians, entertainers, musicians, and religious leaders. They also drive taxies in Miami, clean houses in New York, work construction in Chicago. Join us for a panel discussion that uncovers the significant contributions Black Caribbeans have made to American history and culture. Peel back the label of “Caribbean” and join the CD Forum in getting to know the diverse faces behind the term.

Moderator: Ileana M. Rodriguez-Silva, Ph.D, Assistant Professor- Latin American and Caribbean History at the University of Washington.

Panelists: Stephanie E. Smallwood, Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington; Marisol Berríos, Assistant Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Washington; Daisley C. Gordon, Executive Chef at Campagne & Cafe Campagne Restaurants and Jonathan Cunningham, Music Editor at Seattle Weekly.

Tickets: $7/$5 for Students/seniors
Order online at or call 1-800-838-3006.

CD Forum presents, Feb. 19: Black Face of Hip-Hop

The complex issues that surround Hip-Hop and the history of Hip-Hop in Seattle will be addressed in a public forum held February 19th at 7pm at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. This is your chance to hear and discuss important issues surrounding Hip-Hop within our community.
The Black Face of Hip-Hop is a part of an ongoing series presented by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas of civic dialogues about local and political affairs that directly impact Seattle’s African-American community.
Hip-Hop has deep roots in Seattle and the Northwest. Black Hip-Hop artists have pioneered and set the groundwork for many Northwest Hip-Hop artists.
Questions we will address include:
Does this history relate to the present representation and influence of Black people in the Hip-Hop industry? And, is there a “political narrowness” around the dialogue of race and Hip-Hop and the view of what is “conscious” Hip-Hop?

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Event details:
Which Way Seattle? Series: The Black Face of Hip-Hop
Co-sponsored by the Dope Emporium
Thursday February 19, 2009
7pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 17th Ave. S (Near Yesler); Seattle, WA

$5/ FREE for Students/seniors/Friends of the Dope Emporium
Order online at or call 1-800-838-3006.
Media Sponsor KBCS 91.3