Calendar

December 26, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate Kwanzaa with MoAD
Celebrate Umoja (unity), the first day of Kwanza, with your friends at MoAD! The festivities begin with a speech by MoAD’s Executive Director, Linda Harrison, at SF City Hall from 12pm – 1pm.  The celebrating continues from 1pm – 4pm at MoAD[...]
January 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scholarly Voices From the African Diaspora
Why We Can and Must End Incarceration with Zachary Norris Fifty years ago, the launch of the “war on drugs” began and today we live with the effects of that failed war: mass incarceration, economic inequality, and[...]
January 10, 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Artist Talk with Lava Thomas
Artist Lava Thomas will discuss her exhibition, Lava Thomas: Beyond which is on view at MoAD from December 3, 2014 – April 5, 2015.
Throughout the year, MoAD offers a series of FREE workshops to teachers and educators. Middle/High school workshops use our I’ve Know Rivers archive of oral and written stories to explore ways to integrate the African Diaspora[...]
Authors in Conversation | Inside This Place Not of It: Narratives From Women's Prisons
Inside This Place, Not of It, published by Voice of Witness, reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women’s prisons in the United States. In their own words, the thirteen narrators in this[...]
Free Admission | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service
MoAD will celebrate the national observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a Day of Service, providing FREE admission to the museum and programs throughout the day. Come together to celebrate the life[...]
FILM SERIES | ART & RESOLUTION: Films of Afro Cuban Life and History
Cornelius Moore, Co-Director of California Newsreel and curator of the series, will introduce and lead an audience discussion following each screening. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER (Sara Gómez,[...]
February 7, 2015 @ 9:30 pm – 1:00 pm @ MoAD
This workshop will examine how artists have redefined the notion of portraiture. Teachers will view mini collection of artworks to be displayed this spring at MoAD. Explore online resources for integrating the museum themes, exhibited[...]
February 8, 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ SFMOMA Collection Center
This workshop will examine how artists have redefined the notion of portraiture. Teachers will view mini collection of artworks to be displayed this spring at MoAD. Explore online resources for integrating the museum themes, exhibited[...]
FILM SERIES | ART & RESOLUTION: Films of Afro-Cuban Life and History
Cornelius Moore, Co-Director of California Newsreel and curator of the series, will introduce and lead an audience discussion following each screening. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. MALUALA (Sérgio Giral, 1979, 95 minutes)  Sergio Giral[...]
FILM SERIES | ART & RESOLUTION: Films of Afro-Cuban Life and History
Cornelius Moore, Co-Director of California Newsreel and curator of the series, will introduce and lead an audience discussion following each screening. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. EL BENNY (Jorge Luis Sánchez, 2006, 122 minutes) [...]
FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION | Point of Pride: The People's View of Bayview/Hunter's Point
The Museum of the African Diaspora and Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) co-present a screening of Point of Pride: The People’s View of Bayview/Hunter’s Point, a community based documentary about the Bayview/Hunter’s Point neighborhood. Point of Pride combines archival[...]
From Ferguson to Geneva: Police Violence in America is a Human Rights Issue Justin Hansford is the co-author of the “United Nations Shadow Report on the Shooting of Michael Brown and the Ensuing Police Violence[...]
March 1, 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
K-5 Education Workshop
The Kindergarten-5th grade workshops are facilitated by SFUSD’s K-5 Teacher of the Year – Kelly Clark and will feature varied pedagogical approaches to discussing race in elementary classroom.  Education Workshops provide an occasion to network[...]
LECTURE | Tell Me More: Scholarly Voices from Across the African Diaspora with Dr. Kwame Nimako
Who Remembers Slavery Today? Social Movements and Public History The struggle to end the slave trade and slavery was followed by efforts to distort, suppress or symbolically annihilate public memory of slavery. In England and[...]
Throughout the year, MoAD offers a series of FREE workshops to teachers and educators. Education Workshops provide an occasion to network with other like-minded professionals in the bay area as well as discuss integration of California’s Common[...]
LECTURE | Tell Me More: Scholarly Voices Across the African Diaspora with Dr. Darieck B. Scott
Black (Super)Power Fantasies: Blade the Vampire Hunter and the Black Male Superhero Figure In this lecture, Dr. Darieck Scott will discuss the monstrous and the sexual dimensions of black male imagery in superhero comics, focusing on[...]
LECTURE | Tell Me More: Scholarly Voices Across the African Diaspora with Reverend Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
What Does Buddhism have to do with Black People? What is it like to be an African American who has moved from a Christian practice to a Buddhist one? Why does American Buddhism attract so[...]