Harvard University
6:00 AM06:00

Harvard University

No More Names: A Conversation with Emerald Garner about Community Activism and Criminal Justice


Friday, March 29, 2019,  6:00pm to 7:30pm


Harvard Commons at the Smith Campus Center 

Join a conversation featuring Emerald Garner (Eric Garner's daughter), former NBA player Etan Thomas and Professor Jonathan Walton -- with a focus on community activism and criminal justice.  In addition to the conversation, the event will also feature the performing groups Lincoln Hart + MJangles and 21cc. The event, which is funded by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event

No More Names is a fundraising and awareness building organization with the mission to give youth a seat at the table on issues that affect them the most, starting with issues of criminal justice reform and police brutality. 

Emerald Garner is the youngest of five children from Esaw Snipes Garner and the late Eric Garner. She has become the leading voice in the fight for justice following the unjust death of her father, Eric Garner, who was put in a choke hold by police on Staten Island. Emerald was thrust into the media spotlight when she vowed to never stop fighting until laws and policies are changed in her father’s name. Her commitment to standing against injustice.  Emerald founded The Eric Garner Foundation and ignited the #thisstopstoday Campaign in 2014, a vehicle she chose to foster change throughout the nation. She believes, wholeheartedly, that you can truly "turn your anger into action." 

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Men Of Valor Event
9:30 PM21:30

Men Of Valor Event

Etan Thomas will be one of the speakers at the Men Of Valor Conference

🗣 Don’t Miss it!!!

For A Very Low Price Of $30.00

Register at menofvalor.com

The Mighty Men of Valor Men's Conference Men of Valor Men’s Conference presents Young Lions for teen boys ages 13-17!

April 12-13‬ with the theme a Closer Look At Your Selfie!

The Young Lions Features National Inspirational Hip Hop Artist Dee-1 @Dee 1music as the general session speaker and performer.



Amazing, life-changing Young Lion Sessions with these real life heroes!

A Closer Look At... Your ID (Individual Determination)

Terrance Jackson AG Faith 365

A Closer Look At... Your Relationships (Family, Friends, Fans, Females)

Minister Andre Crouch Minister Andre Crouch JR

A Closer Look At... Your Playlist (Music or Mess)

Ray Dugga

A Closer Look At...Your DMs (Daily Motivations)

Rev Akil Dickens @revakilkd

A Closer Look At... Your Purpose

Lyle Tard The Servant Leader

A Closer Look At... Your Story (Details for your Dream)

Rev Daniel Bradley Daniel Christian Bradley

A Closer Look At... Your Game (Athletics, Academics, Activism)

Etan Thomas @etanthomas36

A Closer Look At... Your Character (Beyond your Selfie)

Rev Jonathan Queen @revjqueen

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Gaithersburg Book Festival
10:00 AM10:00

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Author, poet, and former NBA player Etan Thomas (whose career, included a number of years with the Washington Wizards, BTW) is joining us #GBF to speak about his new book, "We Matter: Athletes and Activism."

In the book, Thomas shares personal stories and conversations he has had with dozens of notable sports figures - including Bill Russell, Steve Kerr, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dwyane Wade, and many more - who have spoken out on issues of politics, policy, and race.

This should be a very timely and interesting discussion - and you don't want to miss it! Join us on Saturday, May 18th, to meet Etan Thomas, one of more than 100 remarkable authors and programs at this year's Festival. As always, GBF is FREE to attend and FREE to park. Books will be available for sale on site, thanks to our friends at Politics and Prose Bookstore. And Mr. Thomas will be happy to sign them for you. Please bring friends and family!

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Visit to Oswego University
7:00 PM19:00

Visit to Oswego University

Marano Campus Center, Room 132 | Doors open at 6 p.m.

Etan Thomas is a former NBA player who has dedicated his life to civic engagement after his playing days. Defying stereotypes of the apolitical athlete, Thomas is the author of “We Matter - Athletes and Activism”, a collection of interviews and commentary with athletes, activists and media personalities that have dedicated their life to social change. His writings have appeared in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, ESPN and he is a frequent TV contributor to MSNBC

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National Museum Of African American History Panel Discussion On Athletes And Activism
1:30 PM13:30

National Museum Of African American History Panel Discussion On Athletes And Activism

Looking fwd to this event at The National Museum Of African-American History and Culture October 20th at 1:30 pm. It’s free and open to the public and will take place during their community day. My son Malcolm will perform his poem, Dee-1 will bless the mic, and we will have a great discussion with two Athlete Activists I not only had the honor of interviewing for my book but who I have a tremendous amount of respect or Swin Cash and Craig Hodges. Book signing immediately after the event.

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Terence Crutcher Foundation Gala
6:00 PM18:00

Terence Crutcher Foundation Gala

NEWSFLASH!!! The Terence Crutcher Foundation is excited to announce the first two 2018 honorees for the 2nd Annual Memorial Gala commemorating the killing of unarmed Terence Crutcher by a Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Officer. This year's theme is "MAKE THEM HEAR YOU!" National Civil Rights Attorney, Ben Crump & Former NBA player/Activist Etan Thomas are very deserving of this honor and so much more! Make sure your get your ticket TODAY @ terencecrutcherfoundation.org while they last! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!! #WeWillNeverForget #MakeThemHearYou #terencecrutcher

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Brooklyn Book Festival
1:00 PM13:00

Brooklyn Book Festival

1:00pm ACTIVIST ATHLETES. Over the past years, we’ve seen a number of professional athletes speak out against racism and injustice. The response -- from fans, owners, even the President -- has ranged from support to outright hostility. Players have been called unpatriotic, accused of disrespecting the military, even blackballed from their leagues. What’s next for this movement? Writer/activist Shaun King leads former NBA player Etan Thomas (We Matter), The Nation’s Dave Zirin(Things That Make White People Uncomfortable), and Olympian Iptihaj Muhammad(Proud) in a lively discussion about activism from their personal experience.

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