Black Life 2017

Ongoing

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

  • Karen Seneferu

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Past Events

  • Saturday, December 9, 6 PM

    Black Life: Tongo Eisen-Martin

    Eisen-Martin, a movement worker, educator, and one of America’s most important and vital poets, performs his work.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Friday, November 10, 6 PM

    Black Life: The Black Aesthetic

    Oakland-based creative organization the Black Aesthetic invites you to a screening of Christian Johnson’s short film A Moment of Truth + Sin.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Sunday, October 15, 3 PM

    Black Life: Phavia Kujichagulia

    Join Kujichagulia for an excursion into what she calls “JAZZ-OLOGICAL MUSE-OETRY.”

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

     

  • Friday, September 15, 6 PM

    Black Life: Marvin K. White

    Marvin K. White presents "White Noise/Black Masks," five local poets reading their work through a sonic haze of white noise.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

     

  • Friday, August 18, 6 PM

    Black Life: Karen Seneferu

    Seneferu presents a performance highlighting themes behind her collaborative curatorial project, The Black Woman Is God.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Friday, July 14, 6 PM

    Black Life: Jari Bradley, Terry Taplin, and Neil Wade

    Three young poets lay out a constellation of possibilities for linguistic art.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Friday, June 23, 6 PM

    Black Life: D. Mark Wilson

    The director of the UC Berkeley Gospel Choir offers a presentation on the freedom songs of the black civil rights struggle of the 1960s.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • portrait of Rashad Pridgen
    Friday, May 26, 6–8 PM

    Black Life: Rashad Pridgen

    Join multidisciplinary dance-performance artist Pridgen for a discussion and introductory workshop exploring the communal dance practice of the masquerade.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Lynice  Pinkard
    Friday, April 7, 6 PM

    Black Life: Lynice Pinkard

    Join pastor, author, and community activist Pinkard for a lecture and conversation about historical and cultural moments that form a “usable past” for New World Africans.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  • Friday, March 24, 6:30–7:30 PM

    Black Life: Afia Walking Tree

    Walking Tree’s workshop #SoundPOWAH introduces us to traditional and contemporary drum rhythms, dance, and songs from the African diaspora.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil