Black Life

Ongoing

Experience the vitality and range of cultural production in the African diaspora through this exciting, multidisciplinary event series.

 

  • Benjamin Michel

  • Will Alexander

  • Brontez Purnell

  • Titania Kumeh

    Titania Kumeh. Photo: Kristen Sard

  • Awon Ohun Omnira

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
    Events

Past Events

  • Friday, July 13, 6 PM

    Black Life: Spiritual Technologies Project

    In this lecture-demonstration, Michaela Leslie-Rule, T. Carlis Roberts, and Ron Ragin share from their documentary work in Georgia and South Carolina, which explores the waning black church tradition of lining hymns.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Saturday, July 7, 6 PM

    Black Life: Will Alexander

    Prolific and visionary author and musician Will Alexander joins us from Los Angeles to share his lexically ecstatic work.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Saturday, May 26, 4:30 PM

    Black Life: Tyrone Williams

    Poet Tyrone Williams join us from Cincinnati to read his work.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Saturday, May 26, 6 PM

    Black Life: Benjamin Michel

    Filmmaker Michel offers a presentation exploring the works of African-descended directors, past and present, who challenge the medium through their artistic voices.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Saturday, April 14, 6 PM

    Black Life: Zoé Samudzi, Ed Ntiri, Malika Crutchfield

    Photographers Samudzi, Ntiri, and Crutchfield talk about their photographic practices, the politics of images, and the changing nature of the medium.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Saturday, March 24, 6 PM

    Black Life: Awon Ohun Omnira

    East Bay choir Awon Ohun Omnira taps into the roots of African faith and culture through old Yoruba songs and the Ring Shout. You are invited to participate in this moving performance.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Saturday, February 24, 7 PM

    Ritual Noise: LEXAGON, Titania Kumeh, Earthbound

    Join us for a three-part performance event of sound and ritual.

     

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Saturday, January 27, 6 PM

    Duane Deterville: The Future Blackwards: Afrifuturism and Black Visual Culture

    Artist, writer, and visual culture scholar Duane Deterville discusses "Afrifuturism" (sic)—its history, its manifestations in various media, and how it can be used as a tool for black liberation.

     

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil