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Sankofa Video, Books, & Café

Don't Mute Moe: The Vision of an Urban Scholar

We're hosting Ron Moton on his book Don't Mute Moe: The Vision of an Urban Scholar in conversation with Geneva Greene!

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Don't Mute Moe: The Vision of an Urban Scholar
Don't Mute Moe: The Vision of an Urban Scholar

Time & Location

Jul 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

About the book:

Don't Mute Moe: The Vision of an Urban Scholar illuminates how Ron "Moe" Moten, an activist fighting for equity and the economic development (among other things) of DC's Black community, has taken on the responsibility of answering this question, not just for himself, but for the entire community.

This book is an incremental uncovering of the steps Moe has taken to ensure the Black community in DC isn't just remembered by future generations. He is actively putting the pieces in place for Black DC to grow with the city and not be pushed out or MUTED.

Don't Mute Moe is a collaboration between Ron and journalist Jeffrey Anderson. It is composed of 12 op-eds that were published in the Washington Post, Washington Times and other publications. The interviews by Mr. Anderson highlight their remarkable and disturbing relevance to current social issues plaguing black urban youth, families, and communities.

About the author:

Ronald Moten's positive impact on Black lives since his incarceration in the early 90s caused a genuine change of heart as a matter of public record. It began with his early experience coordinating Black youth for the Million Man March, to co-founding the effective and sometimes controversial Peaceoholics, where he brokered more than 40 cease-fires and permanent truces between gangs (called crews in D.C.) and played a major role in the well-documented reduction of violence in the 2000s, to his more recent work with creating entrepreneurial opportunities for former members of the gay gang Check It and others, enabling economic development, establishing the Go-Go Museum, starting the Don't Mute D.C. movement that resulted in Go-Go becoming the official music of the District of Columbia..

About the host:

Geneva Greene spent more than a decade in Corporate Communications, then Human Resources at Lockheed Martin corporation. Her professional skills include communications and inclusion strategy, process improvement, change management, community relations, and internal/external communications. Geneva developed and taught the first diversity, equity, and inclusion in communications course as at Georgetown University. She was featured in the Future of Work issue of Diversity Woman magazine. She was also awarded the Forum for Workplace Inclusion’s 2023 Power the Future Award.  Geneva earned bachelors degrees in Sociology and Public Relations from the University of Georgia. She completed an MBA with marketing and international business concentrations at Southern Methodist University and is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Geneva is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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