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Underground Railroad Education Center Gala: February Funnies

Saturday, April 30, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Margarita City – 1118 Central Avenue, Albany, NY

It’s time to laugh! Join Drag Queens extraordinaire Boxxa Vine, Noelle Diamond, and Typhoid Mary for February Funnies, a night of comedy, silent actions, fun challenges and Margarita City’s fine cuisine all in support of the Underground Railroad Education Center.

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FreedomCon 2022

April 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Focusing on the nation’s unprecedented, and long overdue, examination of systemic racism in America, UREC connects the historical Underground Railroad, the first civil rights movement in the United States. This weekend, the Underground Railroad Education Center is hosting full slate of workshops, presentations and networking events.

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FreedomCon 2022

April 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Focusing on the nation’s unprecedented, and long overdue, examination of systemic racism in America, UREC connects the historical Underground Railroad, the first civil rights movement in the United States. This weekend, the Underground Railroad Education Center is hosting full slate of workshops, presentations and networking events.

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Think You Know the Underground Railroad?

Visit The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence for a journey through the real story of the Black Abolitionist movement and celebrate the thousands of unsung, everyday heroes who worked to move our country closer to true democracy.

Daniel Stewart Memorial Award of Underground Railroad Education Center

Apply for a $500 Award

If you are in the early stages of actively building a career as a professional photographer and not enrolled in an academic program leading to a degree in photography, consider applying for a one-time grant of $500, to be awarded after a juried application review.

Any adult residing in the New York State Capital Region or in the Portland, Oregon area not currently engaged in an academic program leading to a degree in photography is eligible to apply.

Deadline for entry is September 30, 2022.

See details and apply.

Daniel Stewart Portrait

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White Replacement Theory is nothing new. In the past it raised fear about German, Jewish, Chinese, Japanese, and Southern and Eastern European immigrants and influence. Today it just targets different immigrant groups its proponents believe will never become true Americans.

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Origin and Meaning of Critical Race Theory

Origin and Meaning of Critical Race Theory In August 2021, the Brookings Institute reported that at least eight states had passed legislation banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory, although only Idaho…

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