Rethinking Garveyism In The Twenty-First Century, February 14, 2013, Miami

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.