Public Programs Calendar

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FILM SCREENING | COLLECTED: Film Series

Thursday January 12, 2012

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The various cultural artifacts on display in COLLECTED: Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation encourage reflection on their impact and to look at them with new eyes. We are pleased to present a companion film series made up of features and shorts from earlier eras (1930s-1950's) and from the Hollywood industry, as well as the low budget "race movies" genre made especially for Black audiences. Movie posters from some of the films are displayed as part of the COLLECTED exhibition.

Dirty Gertie from Harlem  (65 min., 1936)

Gertie LaRue (Francine Everett) is a nightclub entertainer from the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. She arrives on the Caribbean island of "Rinidad" to perform as the headliner in a revue at the Paradise Hotel. Gertie has earned the nickname "Dirty Gertie" for the casual nature in which she entices and then humiliates men. On the island, she attracts the attention of two U.S. military officers – a soldier and a sailor – whom she nicknames "Tight Pants" and "High Pockets," respectively.

Exhibition programs generously supported by Do A Little Fund and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

Free with MoAD Admission.

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WHAT IS YOUR DREAM? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (FREE)

Monday January 16, 2012

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Activities include chalk drawing mural in front of the museum, “What is Your Dream?” Vision Board project in the MoAD Education Center. MoAD will host a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair in the Celebration Theatre on the 2nd Floor. Film screenings followed by panel discussions will be held in the MoAD Salon (2nd floor) and in the Novellus Theater at YBCA (across 3rd street). Films about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement will show continuously in the Wells Fargo Heritage Center.

11-5pm Films about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement will show continuously in the Wells Fargo Heritage Center.

12-1pm in the MoAD Salon, HBCU Campus Tours will present The 411 on HBCUs, information about the HBCUs and how to tour the various campuses.

12-4pm MoAD will host a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair with representatives from various HBCUs (Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Howard University, Florida A&M University, Alabama A&M University, Lemoyne Owens College & others).

12-4pm Vision Board Drop-in Art Activity

1-3pm Sidewalk Chalk art with Jamie Treacy

1-3pm Film Screening | More Than a Month, Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman sets off on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. His tongue-in-cheek journey explores the complexity and contradictions of relegating an entire group’s history to one month in a so-called “post-racial” America. Film screening followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker. Co-presented by MoAD, ITVS and KQED.

2-5pm Film Screening, Panel | DOUBLE VICTORY (60 min), a Lucasfilm production. This documentary spotlights the historic role of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, revealing the ways these pioneering African Americans bravely fought a war on two fronts: fascism abroad and racial injustice and inequality at home. Film screening followed by a panel discussion with legendary World War II Tuskegee Airmen, moderated by Barbara Rodgers.

3:30-5pm Film Screening | The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, a documentary that chronicles the stories of a barber-turned-civil rights leader during the 2008 presidential campaign. Film screening followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker.

Presented in conjunction with the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation. For a description of the full day's events, go to www.norcalmlk.com

This day is made possible by The Clorox Company 

and PG&E

ADMISSION IS FREE

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TELL ME MORE | Scholarly Voices from the Diaspora

Saturday January 21, 2012

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This series is designed to bring different scholars to MoAD who will present on a variety of topics related to the African Diaspora. These Member Only events will create a bridge of conversation between scholars and the community. All talks will occur on Saturday mornings 10am -12pm in the Salon. Seating is limited.

Emerging scholar C.N.E.Corbin presents "Deconstructing Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory: Race, Labor, Migration, and the Exploitation of the Oompa‐Loompas." Her research traces the changing depictions of the Oompa‐Loompas within the written and film texts of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory produced in 1964, 1971, 1973, and 2005. Further, she questions the power dynamics between Willy Wonka and the Oompa‐Loompa work population. This study moves beyond a traditional film analysis by comparing and cross analyzing the narratives from the films to the original written texts and places them within their political and historical context. Corbin is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she received a BA in African American Studies and Media Studies. Currently she is a McNair Scholar with plans to begin graduate school in the fall of 2012.

MoAD Members Only

Please RSVP to education@moadsf.org

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EDUCATORS' WORKSHOP | Culinary Traditions

Saturday January 21, 2012

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us at the Museum of the African Diaspora for a FREE curriculum workshop for Bay Area K-12 teachers and educators. For this workshop we will use the Culinary Traditions display from MoAD’s permanent exhibition to guide our discussion and curriculum planning. This workshop is best suited for teachers of grades K-6, but any educator is welcome to participate.

Please go to www.moadsf.org/education for information about additional workshops and education events.

If you would like to attend this or any other workshop, please RSVP to estorer@moadsf.org.

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FAMILY PROGRAM | Folktales Across the African Diaspora with Luisah Teish

Saturday January 21, 2012

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Luisah Teish tells stories about the environment through her character Millie Greenleaf. These original stories employ traditional African-American storytelling devices such as trickster wisdom, rhymes and call and response. This interactive presentation concludes with the creation of mixed-media crafts using natural objects and other recycled materials.

Luisah Teish is a reknowned storyteller and author, and the leader of Ile Orunmila Oshun, a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic spiritual temple and cultural/educational institution in Oakland.

Folktales Across the African Diaspora is supported by a generous grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

Free with MoAD admission.

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SACRED MUSIC, SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP | Evolution of the Gospel Sound with Dr. Linda Ricketts

Sunday January 22, 2012

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the launch of a new monthly program series, Sacred Music Sunday Fellowship. These performance and lecture programs examine the historical sources of contemporary forms of religious and sacred music throughout the African Diaspora.

Evolution of the Gospel Sound is a concert and conversation about the music traditions of the African Americans, its origins, movement, transformations and adaptations that have become the spirituals, Blues, Gospel and Jazz that is enjoyed in almost every country and is recognized as a gift from the African Americans to the world community.

 

Enjoy the soulful sultry sounds of one of the Bay Area’s favorite vocalist, Linda Ricketts.  With roots deep in the music of the African American tradition, Linda’s unique blend of gospel, spirituals, jazz and blues is the perfect compliment to her rich contralto voice. No stranger to the stage or the studio, Linda has performed with such greats as the late Ed Kelly, Robert Stewart, Ricardo Scales, Willis Kirk, Bill Bell, John Turk, Jackie Hairston, and was a featured artist at San Rafael’s Throckmorton Theatre.  She has graced the stage in a variety of venues here and abroad, and continues to delight audiences with her bottom-rich vocal artistry.

Sacred Music, Sunday Fellowship is supported by a generous grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

Free with MoAD Admission.

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Book Release and Birthday Party with Bryant Terry

Tuesday January 24, 2012

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

You are invited to join MoAD as we celebrate the publication of Bryant Terry's new book, The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus, and his BIRTHDAY!  Marking his 10-year anniversary working to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system, Bryant Terry presents The Inspired Vegan, a collage of food, storytelling, music, and art. Bryant shares his favorite cooking techniques and simple recipes. He also invites you to his table to enjoy seasonal menus. Ultimately, The Inspired Vegan will help you become proficient in creating satisfying meals that use whole, fresh, seasonal ingredients and are nutritionally balanced—and full of surprising, mouthwatering flavor combinations.

Entertainment includes The Marcus Shelby Trio, Renee Wilson, and D.J.’s Max Champ and Ellen Choy.  

Featuring eats and drinks by Roger Feely and Soul Cucina food truck with recipes from The Inspired Vegan and Slow Down Wines.

Special thanks to RSVP Event Photography

Praise for Bryant Terry:

“This young food activist make Southern cooking healthy and cool.” —The New York Times

“Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.” —Alice Waters, chef, author, and proprietor of Chez Panisse

Bryant Terry is an award-winning chef and food justice activist. He is the author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, and coauthor of Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen with Anna Lappé. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife and daughter. More information at www.bryant-terry.com

Tickets $30 (includes signed copy of The Inspired Vegan) $15 General Admission 

Purchase advanced tickets at http://moadsf.eventbrite.com

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FILM SCREENING | COLLECTED: Film Series

Thursday January 26, 2012

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The various cultural artifacts on display in COLLECTED: Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation encourage reflection on their impact and to look at them with new eyes. We are pleased to present a companion film series made up of features and shorts from earlier eras (1930s-1950's) and from the Hollywood industry, as well as the low budget "race movies" genre made especially for Black audiences. Movie posters from some of the films are displayed as part of the COLLECTED exhibition.

Ethnic Notions (56 min., 1987)

Ethnic Notions is Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through these images we can begin to understand the evolution of racial consciousness in America.

Exhibition programs generously supported by Do A Little Fund and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

Free with MoAD Admission.

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COLLECTOR'S TALK | From "Movement Child" to Collector with Lisbet Tellefsen

Thursday January 26, 2012

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bay Area archivist/collector Lisbet Tellefsen traces her journey from "movement child"—growing up surrounded by luminaries of the Black left—to world-class collector of African American political memorabilia. As a publisher/producer/community archivist, over the past 30 years Lisbet has used her personal relationships with figures including Audre Lorde, Pat Parker and Angela Davis to build a unique private archive spanning movements ranging from Black LGBT history to the Black Panther Party.

Join us for a talk with Lisbet Tellefsen as she shares stories and items from her personal collection.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition COLLECTED: Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation. Exhibition programs generously supported by Do A Little Fund and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation.

Free with MoAD Admission

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KQED & MoAD Present: History Through Art & Film for Educators

Saturday January 28, 2012

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join KQED Education and The Museum of the African Diaspora for a three-part educator workshop about art, history, and making media. Participants will spend an inspirational day at MoAD studying the current exhibition, COLLECTED: Stories of Acquistion and Reclamation, and discover how history has been conveyed through art and images. The group will also spend time in the museum's salon, where we will view excerpts from the 1958 film, St. Louis Blues, about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy. Considered a "Race Film," St. Louis Blues depicts a false life/reality and serves as a snapshot of life in the 1940s and '50s. We will also draw inspiration from KQED-featured contemporary artists including Kerry James Marshall and Kara Walker and view classroom-ready videos and lesson plans related to their work, which communicates a re-telling of history. The workshop will continue on February 3rd and 4th when educators will spend lab time at KQED collecting archival photographs from the web, and developing a short narrative related to a personally relevent historic event.  

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 3-day workshop and all sessions are required. The Digital Story-making sessions will take place at KQED in San Francisco the weekend following the kick-off event at MoAD. This workshop is free and open to teachers in grades 6-12, and informal educators. Light snacks will be provided at all sessions. MOAD: Saturday, January 28th: 10am- 2pm. KQED: Friday, February 3rd: 5pm - 8pm KQED: Saturday, February 4th: 10am - 3pm

Please RSVP to http://moadkqed.eventbrite.com/

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AUTHORS IN CONVERSATION | Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

Saturday January 28, 2012

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Leigh Raiford, author of Imprisoned in A Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle and Dr. Martin Berger. In Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare, Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. By putting photography at the center of the long African American freedom struggle, Raiford also explores how the recirculation of these indelible images in political campaigns and art exhibits both adds to and complicates our memory of the events.

Dr. Leigh Raiford is associate professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests include race, gender, and visual culture with an emphasis on film and photography's intersections with memory.

Dr. Martin Berger is professor and chair of the History of Art and Visual Culture Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is the founding director of the Visual Studies Ph.D. program at Santa Cruz. His most recent book, Seeing through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography, was published in 2011.

Free with MoAD Admission.

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