Calendar

February 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
FILM SCREENING | Space is the Place @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Museum of the African Diaspora and The Contemporary Jewish Museum co-present a film screening. For the fortieth anniversary release of Sun Ra’s musical afro-futurist film, Space is the Place (1972, 85min), The CJM presents a screening of[...]
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,[...]
PERFORMANCE | Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presents a reading of The Final Version by Ishmael Reed
The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presents a reading of The Final Version, a new play by Ishmael Reed. The play follows Communist Party-sponsored black writer Lee Ransom, who in 1939 chooses to publish his novel, Let the Red[...]
February 7, 2015 @ 9:30 pm – 1:00 pm @ SFMOMA Collection Center
SFMOMA Education Workshop @ 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[...]
February 8, 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ SFMOMA Collection Center
SFMOMA Education Workshop @ 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[...]
LECTURE| #Did Black Lives Ever Matter? with Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
MoAD is pleased to bring back Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. for an important lecture on historical and contemporary modes of black resistance.  #Did Black Lives Ever Matter? Chattel slavery was built on the premise that Black[...]
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[...]
February 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm @ SF Jazz Center, Miner Auditorium
Mary Stallings with the Eric Reed Trio @ SF Jazz Center, Miner Auditorium  | San Francisco | California | United States
Each generation, it seems, discovers Mary Stallings anew. A supremely soulful jazz singer, the San Francisco native has appeared alongside jazz greats including Cal Tjader, Dizzy Gillespie and the Count Basie Orchestra over her stellar[...]
February 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm @ Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
PERFORMANCE | Nicholas Payton Trio @ Jewish Community Center of San Francisco | San Francisco | California | United States
Museum of the African Diaspora and Jewish Community Center of San Francisco co-present a performance. Nicholas Payton Trio With Braylon Lacy and Corey Fonville GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter, pianist composer, and provocateur Nicholas Payton, considered one[...]
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) [...]
February 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
CONVERSATION | Issa Rae and Justin Simien @ Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco Film Society and Museum of the African Diaspora present Issa Rae and Justin Simien Issa Rae is the phenom behind the hit web series The Misadventures of Awkward[...]
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[...]
February 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
In Defense of Food: A Spoken Word Affair
Museum of the African Diaspora and sf|noir Wine & Food Festival present an evening of spoken word hosted by Bryant Terry. In Defense of Food: A Spoken Word Affair showcases Bay Area spoken word artists performing pieces[...]
February 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Collaborating Across the Aisle: Continuing the Civil Rights Movement with #BlackLivesMatter  @ Museum of the African Diaspora | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Presented by The MoAD Vanguard and The San Francisco Alphas of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Lecture | Panel | Discussion | Refreshments A new generation is igniting efforts to change the ways in which[...]
LECTURE | Tell Me More: Scholarly Voices Across the African Diaspora with Dr. Justin Hansford
Presented by MoAD, The MoAD Vanguard and Black Youth Project 100 Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10 am – 12 noon, 12 – 1 pm social hour Lecture | Panel | Discussion | Social Hour From[...]
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[...]
EDUCATION WORKSHOP | Environmental Justice in the African Diaspora
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[...]