The Apollo Theater has been a cultural mecca for 83 years and counting, and has also historically been a gathering place for people to connect and discuss what’s on their minds. This part of our legacy has attracted speakers to our stage ranging from entrepreneurs to activists to U.S. Presidents. We created the Apollo Uptown Hall series to allow us to regularly engage in conversations that matter uptown – and beyond.
Apollo Uptown Hall: Movement Required is motivated by the themes from the Apollo and Opera Philadelphia’s October 2017 opera, We Shall Not Be Moved. This community conversation will feature an excerpt of the award-winning documentary Let the Fire Burn, which covers one of the most tumultuous (and largely forgotten) clashes between government and citizens in modern American history. We’ll focus on some of today’s problems in Urban America the film addresses, particularly law enforcement and community relations and the lack of youth and family services. What can we do within our communities? What can New Yorkers learn from Philadelphia initiatives, and vice-versa? And can the arts help?
Co-moderated by Imhotep Gary Byrd from New York City’s WBAI-FM and Solomon Jones from Philadelphia’s WURD-AM/FM.
Revolution Books will have signed books and DVDs available onsite.
This event will be recorded. Your entry constitutes consent.
After the Apollo Uptown Hall: Movement Required, the Apollo Theater is partnering with the Maysles Documentary Center for a screening of the gripping and award-winning film, Let the Fire Burn, about the confrontations between MOVE and the Philadelphia government. A 10% discount will be given to those who show a ticket for either Apollo Uptown Hall: Movement Required or We Shall Not Be Moved when purchasing a Let the Fire Burn ticket at the Maysles. More details at Maysles.org. Additionally, your tickets will give you 10% off purchases at Revolution Books, until Oct. 15. For more info, visit RevolutionBooksNYC.org.