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April 2016

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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$25

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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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

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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$15

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

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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$35

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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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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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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$10

  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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March 2017

African Voices Spring Paint & Sip Gathering

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
African Voices, 270 West 96 Street
New York, NY 10025 United States
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$35

  On Friday, March 31, 2017, 6:30 pm-9 pm, African Voices presents Aura: A Meditation of Colors in celebration of Spring. Enjoy a relaxing evening exploring your relationship with colors while listening to Miles Davis renditions of Auras and expressing yourself on canvas. Join us for a festive gathering where you will paint, sip wine or bubbly cider and network with other creative spirits. Artist Khuumba Ama will faclitate this wonderful experience.  No experience in art is needed, bring your…

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May 2017

Their Eyes Were Watching God @BillieHolidayTheatre

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - May 13 @ 2:00 pm
The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216 United States
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$40 - $65

  Join us for the first theatrical presentation in the newly-renovated Billie Holiday Theatre with the 80th Anniversary reading of Their Eyes Were Watching God helmed by the Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson who recently directed the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated August Wilson’s Jitney on Broadway. Their Eyes is the epic tale of Janie Crawford, whose search for self takes her on a journey that stretches across decades. Told with haunting sympathy and piercing immediacy, audiences are taken on a…

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June 2017

African Voices Celebrates Javaka Steptoe (Radiant Child)

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
African Voices, 270 West 96 Street
New York, NY 10025 United States
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  AFRICAN VOICES CELEBRATES JAVAKA STEPTOE - FRI, JUNE 16! FRI., June 16, 2017, 6 pm-8 pm @African Voices, 270 W. 96th St. (Bet. Bway & West End Ave.) 2, 3 & 1 Trains to 96th Street RSVP for Event: RADIANT CHILD African Voices proudly hosts a celebration for award-winning children's author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe on Friday, June 16, from 6 pm-8 pm. Featured artist Javaka Steptoe will join us for a special book signing of his latest children's book Radiant…

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August 2017

Writing the Marvelous Real (2 Day Workshop)

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
African Voices, 270 West 96 Street
New York, NY 10025 United States
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$65

African Voices presents Writing the Marvelous Real: Stories for Magic Folks Whose Eyes Are On The Future, a two-day Speculative Fiction/Afrofuturism writing workshop with Sheree Renée Thomas on from Aug. 18-19, 2017. Sheree Renée Thomas, the author of Sleeping Under the Tree of Life, will host the special workshop in celebration of African Voices 25th Anniversary. This is a two-day master craft writing workshop for writers interested in exploring the art of Speculative Fiction. Join us Fri., Aug. 18, 6:30…

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