The Nigga Certification Program: Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.


 THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WAS INCORRECT. THE TALK IS AT 5:30, NOT 7:30

The Carl Fields Center will host Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. , director of diversity at Brooklyn Friends School, on Thursday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m. His topic: The Nigga Certification Program, as in this YouTube video, Who Can Say the N Word.

Moore is founder and director of the White Privilege Conference.
From the event announcement:

Ignoring the n-word is not an option anymore – it’s EVERYWHERE. Let’s talk about Paula Deen. Let’s talk about Trayvon. Let’s talk about Huckleberry Finn, Hip-Hop Music, Hollywood Movies, Comedians, Family Members & more! Now is the time for courageous conversations. 

This session looks at the history of the “N-word” utilizing books, TV shows, film clips and a documentary film. The session challenges participants to examine their personal and professional histories with the N-word, examine when and /or how they were first introduced to the word and to explore the pictures and different feelings associated with the word. We will look at how current events, media, popular music and movies have used the word over the years and if the word has had any impact or influence on the millennial generation. Lastly, the session offers suggestions about the need and importance of understanding the various realities associated with the N-word and recommends how to challenge and encourage all people, but specifically young people, about the ramifications of casual or uninformed usage of this troublesome word.

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