MEETING - Remembering Anarcha | The Monument, The Manuscript, The Motivation
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About The Event
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Join us for an inspiring and informative presentation on the creation of a monument in Montgomery, AL, book chronicling their lives, and stories of the Mother's of Gynecology.
J.C. Hallman & Michelle Browder will share their inspiring stories.
It's FREE for ALL Members & Non-Members in January!
About the Speakers
J.C. Hallman is the author of six books, and the recipient of fellowships from the McKnight and Guggenheim foundations.
In 2017, his cover piece for Harper's magazine, "Monumental Error," contributed to New York City's decision to remove the Central Park monument to Dr. J. Marion Sims. In 2015, Hallman unearthed the first evidence ever found of Anarcha's existence that did not come from Sims's suspect writings. Since then, he has tracked Anarcha’s life story, from the plantation where she was born to the lonely forest where she is buried. His book, The Anarcha Quest: A Story of Slavery and Surgery, will appear in 2022.
For 30 years, Michelle has been an advocate and activist for the at-risk and marginalized. Her heart is especially tender toward disenfranchised youth. She noticed that young people needed someone to listen, encourage, and provide a safe space for them. She created a place that immersed students in history, "real talk," spoken word and visual art. This experience birthed an arts-centered diversion program that was used by juvenile detention centers in Alabama and Georgia. Michelle owns and operates More Than Tours, a social enterprise that provides educational and interactive tours to students and tourists exposing the rich and sometimes haunting history of Montgomery, Alabama. More Than Tours has bridged the racial divide by reaching nearly 10,000 students and tourists.