Conversation with Black American Veterans

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Event Date(s): Sun, 11/15/2020 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change, arts, literature, food, and music, as well as increase awareness around aspects of implicit bias and racism through and in these programs.  The intention is to increase the communities understanding of the value of the African American Center for Cultural Development and ensure a more permanent home for future programming in this sort.  These programs are to address a need to come together and advance engagement in programs that increase understanding of racial discrimination and promote racial reconciliation and healing for the purpose of facilitating practical engagement in the community.  This will hopefully promote increased understanding and conditions of change within out own community. 

November's event will be "Conversations with Black American Veterans".  This will be a conversation with Black American Veterans who will discuss their experiences serving our Country.  Please join for the lecture, the discussion and the refreshments afterwards!   This event will take place November 15th, beginning at 5pm at the Allegany American Legion, located at 4350 NY 417 in Allegany, NY.  The African American Center for Cultural Development is currently working on securing a permanent location. 

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, the Center's location is currently a mailing address only.  The building in which they were located (W. State St.) is being sold and the Center is looking to raise funds to match the $225,000 Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant they were awarded from the state, meant to help renovate a former East State Street church into the center's new home!  Please support as you can, it is very much appreciated!  Private Message on Facebook for donation details and also follow them for events/fundraisers to be held at different locales throughout Olean.  Mailing address is 108 S. Eighth St.  The Center is still very much alive and going, missing only a physical address. 

For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/African-American-Center-for-Cultural-Development-295530000534231/

This event will be held at:

Allegany American Legion
4350 NY 417
Allegany, NY 14706
United States
Phone: 716-255-7965
42° 6' 5.148" N, 78° 30' 57.132" W
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