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October 2015
$10

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band Screens @Reel Sisters

October 25, 2015 @ 3:10 pm - 4:20 pm
LIU Brooklyn, Spike Lee Screening Room, 1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, 11201 United States
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On Sunday, OCT. 25, 2015, 3:10 PM-4:21 PM, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will screen director Carol Bash's Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band. Please join us in welcoming this historic film on a legend to our festival. Seating is limited, please get your tickets in advance. Tickets: $10. BUY TICKETS NOW! MARY LOU WILLIAMS: THE LADY WHO SWINGS THE BAND – Invited Film Producer/Director: Carol Bash   Length: 70 min   Category: Documentary…

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$35

Reel Sisters Honors Actresses Jessica Williams & Ebony Jo-Ann!

October 25, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kumble Theater (LIU), Ave. and Willoughby St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On Sunday, Oct. 25, 6:30 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present the first Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award to Jessica Williams, the beloved comedienne on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Ebony Jo-Ann, award-winning actress noted for role as Ma Rainey in August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Nancy Giles (CBS Sunday Morning) will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies and the sensationally funny comedy troupe American Candy will perform. Join us for an evening of film, entertainment and fun! Tickets: $35.…

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December 2015
$25

African Voices Paint & Sip Gathering

December 18, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

AV PAINT & SIP GATHERING REGISTRATION NOW: AV PAINT & SIP On Friday, Dec. 18, 6:30 pm-9 pm, African Voices invites you to a relaxing and fun gathering celebrating the artist within us! Join us for a festive gathering where you will paint, sip wine or bubbly cider and network with other creative spirits. Artist D. Cross will guide you in a journey of self-expression and empowerment. Let your muse lead you — paint your vision board for 2016 or…

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March 2016
Free

Reel Sisters Women’s History Month Screening of ALTHEA

March 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1199SEIU Bread & Roses Cultural Project Gallery, 310 West 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036 United States
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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present a screening of ALTHEA, a documentary on Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1950s. Reel Sisters is celebrating Althea Gibson who overcame many obstacles to pave the way for many other tennis athletes such as Arthur Ashe, Billie Jean King (an executive producer for the film), Venus and Serena Williams. Clairesa Clay, a founding member of Reel Sisters…

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April 2016
$25

Reel Sisters & National Black Writers Conference Present Souls of Black Folk

April 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Medgar Evers College, Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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NBWC & African Voices/Reel Sisters Present the Souls of Black Folk: Films Celebrating Heritage The National Black Writers Conference & African Voices/Reel Sisters cordially invite you to join an afternoon of films celebrating our rich history, heritage and faith in the future. Rev. Malika Lee Whitney and Ralph K. Scott will respectively host the morning and afternoon sections of the screening series. For tickets purchase a one-day conference pass: Buy tickets for April 1! To view full schedule: NBWC SCHEDULE,…

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Free

7th Generation Exhibition Opens on April 6, 2016!

April 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1199SEIU Bread & Roses Cultural Project Gallery, 310 West 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036 United States
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African Voices and 1199SEIU Bread & Roses Cultural Project cordially invite you to 7th Generation: An Exhibition Honoring Past, Present & Future RSVP NOW! On Wed., April 6, 6 pm, please join us for an evening of art, poetry and conversation at an opening reception for the exhibition celebrating artists across the generations. Ekere Tallie, African Voices Poetry Editor, will interview special guest Kevin Powell, author of The Education of Kevin Powell. The reception will be held at 1199SEIU Gallery, 310…

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May 2016
$15

Roxane Gay Delivers Closing Lecture at PEN WORLD Voices

May 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Great Hall, Cooper Union, 7th East 7th Street
New York, NY United States
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The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature presents The Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture: ROXANE GAY Sunday, May 1, 6pm The Great Hall, The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, NYC “I refuse to accept that inequality or violence and suffering are things we must accept as facts of life as if we do not dare to want for better, for more. I see this world as it is but I refuse to accept this world as it…

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October 2016
$35

Reel Sisters Hosts Awards Ceremony on Oct. 14 @Schomburg Center

October 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037 United States
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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will honor media pioneer Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One and TV One, and actress Naturi Naughton, star of Power (Starz) on October 14, 6:30 pm-8 pm at the Schomburg Center in Harlem. Award-winning actress/comedienne Kim Coles will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Vocalists Kimberly Nichole (The Voice) and Meli’sa Morgan will headline a musical tribute to the honorees. Tickets are $35 or $50 for two tickets. For information visit…

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Free

Fighting Spirit Exhibition Opens at Richard Beavers Gallery in October!

October 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Richard Beavers Gallery, 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11216 United States
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"Fighting Spirit: Tribute to the Life and Times of Muhammad Ali," an exhibition of new works by Leroy Campbell dedicated to the Greatest heavy weight boxer of all time and civil rights activist, will open on October 15, 2016. For information call 347-663-8195 or visit www.richardbeaversgallery.com. Exhibition Dates: October 15, 2016 - November 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 7:00pm - 10:00PM Book Signing and Artist Talk & Discussion Sunday, October 16, 2016 | 3:00PM - 6:00PM  …

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$10

Reel Sisters Screens 40 Films by Women of Color!

October 22, 2016 - October 23, 2016
LIU Brooklyn, Spike Lee Screening Room, 1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, 11201 United States
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  Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series returns to Brooklyn this fall with 40 films produced, directed and written by women of color from across the world! Reel Sisters will be held Oct. 22-23, 2016 at LIU Brooklyn (Flatbush & DeKalb Aves.). For film schedule and tickets visit www.reelsisters.org. Tickets are $10 but you can save by purchasing a 1 Day pass! Amenze: In Between Worlds directed by Mariona Lloreta is one of the many exciting films…

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