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  • Black History Month in Berlin, February 2009A Celebration of the African Diaspora

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    Eine Kooperation zwischen der Bundeszentrale fr politische Bildung und dem Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

  • We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

    No Black history becomes significant and meaningful unless it is taught in the context of world and national history.-- Roy Wilkins

    Keep hope alive - A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable real-ity and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.-- Jesse Jackson

    We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and un-trodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.-- John Hope Franklin

    A World That Stands as OneBerlin, Germany 24 July, 2008

    People of Berlin, people of the world, this is our moment. This is our time.... the walls between the countries with the most and those with the least can-not stand. The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand, Barack Obama

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    Black History Month in Berlin, February 2009A Celebration of the African Diaspora

    Die Bundeszentrale fr politische Bildung und das Amer-ika Haus Berlin freun sich, Ihnen die Veranstaltung-sreihe zum Black History Month in Berlin: A Celebra-tion of the African Diaspora prsentieren zu knnen.

    Im Februar 2009 bieten wir Ihnen ein vielfltiges Programm, bestehend aus Veranstaltungen aller Art. Dieses soll die ffentlichkeit ber die politischen, sozialen und kulturellen Einflsse, die die afrikanische Diaspora weltweit hat, informieren. Das Programm wird dabei auch einen Schwerpunkt auf die Rolle der afrikanischen Gemeinschaft in Deutschland und ihre Bedeutung fr die deutsche Geschichte legen. Der Black History Month hat eine lange Tradition in den USA, doch zum ersten Mal wird das Amerika Haus diese Feierlichkeiten in Berlin ausrichten, und damit das kulturelle Leben in Deutschland bereichern.

    Das Programm - Wissenschaftliche Seminare, interak-tive Workshops, ffentliche Diskussionen, Ausstellun-gen, Literatur- und Kurzfilmwettbewerbe, knstlerische Darbietungen und Konzerte bieten dem Publikum eine vielfltige Palette an Mglichkeiten zur interaktiven Mitwirkung.

    Bedeutende Mitglieder der afrikanischen Diaspora aus den USA, Deutschland und anderen Teilen der Welt, sind eingeladen ihre Erfahrungen und Kennt-nisse zum Programm beizutragen.

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    Die Zielgruppen - Die Veranstaltungen whrend des Black History Month richten sich an die interessierte ffentlichkeit in Berlin wie auch an alle deutschen Brger und Brgerin-nen. Die Teilnahme an den Veranstaltungen ist kostenlos, und die Vermarktung des Pro-gramms richtet sich ganz bewusst an Men-schen aller Altersklassen von unterschiedlicher sozialer Herkunft und beruflichem Hintergrund.

    Ergnzendes Online-Angebot - Das Programm wird ergnzt von einem interaktiven Webange-bot, das denjenigen, die nicht an der Veran-staltungsreihe teilnehmen knnen, erlaubt, mehr ber die Black History zu erfahren. Zu-dem wird die Website ein Online Archiv beste-hend aus Literatur, Kritiken, Videos sowie auch andere interaktive Foren beinhalten.

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    Black History Month in Berlin, February 2009A Celebration of the African Diaspora

    The Bundeszentrale fr politische Bildung und Amerika Haus Berlin are delighted to present you with Black History Month in Berlin: A Celebration of the African Diaspora. Throughout February 2009 a full program of events and entertainment will serve to educate and inform the general public as to the political, soci-etal, and cultural influence the African Diaspora has had worldwide. The program will also consider in de-tail the role that the African Community in Germany has played in the historical development of German society. Traditionally celebrated in the United States, the Amerika Haus in Berlin will be importing over 80 years of tradition and creativity from the US for the benefit of the citizens of Germany.

    The Program - Academic seminars, interactive work-shops, public discussions, exhibition, literary and short-film competitions, artistic performances, and musical concerts will provide the general public with a range of opportunities for interactive involvement. Influential members of the African Diaspora from the U.S.A., Germany, and the world, will be invited to contribute their expertise and creativity to the pro-gram.

    The Audience - The events of Black History Month in Berlin will be directed towards the general public in Berlin, and towards citizens throughout Germany as a whole. Participa-tion in events will be free of charge, and the marketing for the program will deliberately target and reach out to individuals of all ages and in all areas of society, from school children to professors.

    Online - The program will be complemented by a fully interactive web service that will allow individuals unable to attend the oppor-tunity to experience the events, and to learn more about Black History in general. This site will include an online archive of relevant literature, reviews, videos, and an interactive forum.

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    Timetable

    January 20th (18:00 - ) Opening Event Welcome and introduction to Black History Month in Berlin Panel discussion: The History of Black History Month: the origins, development and terminology of the festival Live music concert and performance art display

    February 4th (19:00 - ) Public Panel Discussion Panel Discussion: The African Community in Germany: influence and challenges Live music concert

    February 5th (19:00 - ) Film Screening Presentation on key themes in the subsequent film by an expert in the field Film screening in association with the Goethe Institute

    February 7th (19:00 - ) Public Lecture Lecture on the influence of the African Diaspora in music, Live music concert

    February 11th (18:00 - ) Public Panel Discussion Panel Discussion: The influence of the African Diaspora in the political sphere: from Hiram Revels to Barack Obama For this event we will specifically invite civil servants (ranging from government employees to firefighters, police officers, transportation workers and others). Live music concert

    February 12th (16:00 - ) Film Screening Presentation on key themes in the subsequent film by an expert in the field Film screening in partnership with Sony (Potsdamer Platz) Live music Concert

    February 14th (20:30 - ) Music Festival Black History Music Night: A Valentines day special Featuring a range of musicians and groups, paying tribute to the musical genres influenced by the Black community

    February 19th (18:00 - ) Film Screening Presentation on key themes in the subsequent film by an expert in the field Film screening in association with Alliance Franoise

    February 21st (19:00 - ) Public Lecture Lecture held by leading figures from the entertainment industry (television film, radio) about their experiences and challenges. Live music concert February 25th (19:00 - ) Public Panel Discussion Panel Discussion: Identity and Integration: An exploration of the layers of identity amongst the African Diaspora community. Live music concert Accompanied by artistic exhibition

    February 26th (18:00 - ) Film Screening Presentation on key themes in the subsequent film by Donald Griffith Film screening in association with Black International Cinema

    February 29th (19:00 - ) Final Event Welcome and Review of Black History Month in Berlin Panel Discussion: Black History and the Challenges Ahead: An analysis of the challenges remaining for the next century. Live music concert and performance art display

    Tel: +49 (0) 30 2360 7680 Fax: +49 (0) 30 2360 76811 info@culturaldiplomacy.org www.culturaldiplomacy.org