Black Trust: Economic Deliverance With Bithiah Carter

04/26/2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET


  • Free


Thelma D. Burns Building
575 Warren Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States of America


Join us for Boston Ujima Project's third ever #BlackTrust Event in our 2018 Chuck Turner Arts & Lecture Series.

The event will open with a screening of mini-documentary “Are We Serious This Time?," produced by Bithiah Carter and Bridgit Brown.

The work of Paul Goodnight will surround us.

We will be joined by Bithiah Carter, President and CEO of New England Blacks in Philanthropy. Bithiah will share about her work to reframe what giving, investing, and philanthropy look like in Black communities.

Bithiah Carter will challenge us with the questions: 

  • What are we going to do differently?
  • How are we going to change the narrative so that we don't have the same conversations over and over?

and to move beyond what we want to fund today and current outcomes to reframing outcomes for tomorrow's efforts.

The event is free and open to the community. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Bithiah Carter has a passion for philanthropy and fueling the 21st Century mindset by shining a light on racial assets and how they can be leveraged to improve education, workforce, and economic resources in our communities. Her experience is rooted in both Wall Street finance and community non-profit and foundation leadership.

Bithiah is currently the President of New England Blacks in Philanthropy. She previously served as Executive Director of Grand Circle Foundation, Senior Director in the Community Impact Division of United Way, and Program Director at the Girls' Coalition of Greater Boston. Bithiah also worked for nearly ten years in the financial services industry in New York City and Boston. In addition, she serves as a member of the board of directors of several local and national non-profit organizations.

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Paul Goodnight’s vibrant and emotional work has often been a reflection of his life--from the demons he faced during the Vietnam War to the time he was incarcerated  “I’ve learned that art is making me, rather then me creating it.”  His creative efforts are nurtured and inspired by several local artists, like Allan Rohan Crite and Dana Chandler.  Goodnight had a close relationship with Master African-American artist and mentor John Biggers (1924-2001), who carved the path many contemporary black artistsnow travel.

Goodnight has developed his own unique aesthetic philosophy to document the humanity of people around the world.  He often incorporates African themes and symbols to provide depths of history and culture. He has studied and traveled extensively to different parts of the world, living among the people of Russia, China, Haiti, Nicaragua, Africa and Brazil.

Goodnight’s images have appeared in television and film since 1984: Seinfeld, Arliss, Jackie Brown, The Cosby Show, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and the Hughleys to name a few.  Paul has been featured in numerous publications such as Architectural Digest, Ebony, Essence, People Magazine and the Boston Globe. His works are amongst the collections of such notables as Maya Angelou, Wesley Snipes, Samuel Jackson, Angela Basset, Judith Jamison, Victoria Rowell, and NBA hall-of-famer Isaiah Thomas. His work has been exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of the National Center of African American Artists and the Smithsonian.  He has been the recipient of many achievements and awards such as receiving a commission for the 1996 Olympics, The U.S. Sports Academy Artist of the Year Award in 1997, and the World Cup Soccer Poster of 1998.