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Tendaji Talks

Neighborhoods Without Borders Presents


The Tendaji Talks commemorate the life and contributions of Tendaji W. Ganges to young people and education in Flint. “Leave a mark, not a stain.”

It is a year-long series exploring how to dismantle racism, white power and privilege in Flint. Sponsored by Neighborhoods Without Borders. Please join us in making our whole community a whole community.

There will be two talks each month. On the 1st Tuesday of the month, the talks will address the African American History of Flint. On the 3rd Thursday of the month, the talks will address Tackling Systemic Racism.

All conversations take place at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint from 6:00 – 7:30pm.

Upcoming Talks:

African American History of Flint

November 1, 2016 – Clara Blakely – The History of the Black Church in Flint

January 3, 2017 – Michael Madden – African American First in Flint and Genesee County

February 7, 2017 – Performance Event

March 7, 2017 – TBA

Tackling Systemic Racism

November 17, 2016 – Traci Curie – The Language of Hate

January 19, 2017 – Judge Valdemar Washington – Progress in the Legal System

February 16, 2017 – Bob Brown – White Father, Black Son: Reflections on the Journey

March 16, 2017 – Panel – What People are Experiencing Today in Flint

Watch the Talks that you missed here.

Thanks to our Community Partners Supporting This Project

Ruth Mott Foundation
C. S. Mott Foundation
Metro Community Development, Inc.
Genesee County Health Department
Flint Public Library
UM-Flint School of Education and Human Services
MSU Center for Community & Economic Development
Charlie Nelms