Calendar

Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In The Artist's Studio | Leonardo Benzant @ Zoom
MoAD’s physical building may be closed due to the mandatory shelter-in-place, but you can still get your fill of art and artists of the African Diaspora. Each Wednesday at 1:00 pm PST, join MoAD staff[...]
SPECIAL EVENT: Sips with Soul 🍷 A Live Virtual Tasting & Benefit
To generate more awareness and support of black wine professionals, while raising money to benefit cultural education and civil rights, San Francisco Wine School proudly presents Sips with Soul🍷!  This live virtual tasting event will feature today’s Black Winemakers/Winery[...]
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
African Diaspora Film Club | WHOSE STREETS? @ Zoom Room
Join us for our monthly series, The African Diaspora Film Club. Modeled after our African Book Club, we will meet once a month to discuss a film that we have all viewed in advance of[...]
Open Mic Night @ Zoom Room
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Zoom Room
Open Mic at MoAD is going virtual! All interested readers, please sign up to perform below. For those interested in being part of the audience, no need to rsvp. Sign up to perform below. Everyone[...]
Authors in Conversation | The Names of All the Flowers: Melissa Valentine in conversation with Sadie Barnette @ Zoom Room
Join us for two of Oakland’s best as award-winning writer Melissa Valentine and artist Sadie Barnette discuss the beautiful new memoir The Names of All the Flowers, the recipient of the Louise Meriwether First Book[...]
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
BLATANT | A Forum on Art, Joy and Rage @ Zoom Room
BLATANT is a forum and live zine series authored and facilitated by Independent curator and cultural strategist Ashara Ekundayo that centers the lived experiences and radical imagination of Black womxn artists and cultural workers creating across[...]
Open Mic Night @ Zoom Room
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Zoom Room
Open Mic at MoAD is going virtual! All interested readers, please sign up to perform below. For those interested in being part of the audience, no need to rsvp. Sign up to perform below. Everyone[...]
Conversations Across the Diaspora | Actor & Singer Tatyana Ali in conversation with Author Sarah Ladipo Manyika @ Zoom Room
Join us for our new monthly series with guests from all over the globe — some you may recognize and some you may not, but all will bring a new perspective to the African Diaspora.[...]
PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION | White Nights, Black Paradise, The Play @ Zoom Room
Join us for a Virtual Performance and Community Discussion White Nights, Black Paradise, The Play By Sikivu Hutchinson A virtual performance and community discussion on the African American Legacy of Peoples Temple and Jonestown 1978[...]
Open Mic Night @ Zoom Room
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Zoom Room
Open Mic at MoAD is going virtual! All interested readers, please sign up to perform below. For those interested in being part of the audience, no need to rsvp. Sign up to perform below. Everyone[...]
John Santos: The Rhythmic Roots of Afro-Latin Music -1- Afro-Cuban Roots
A four-week lecture series entitled The Rhythmic Roots of Afro-Latin Music featuring selections of John Santos’s legendary collection of audio and video recordings. Each session will include the social and cultural history of the music and rhythms,[...]
John Santos: The Rhythmic Roots of Afro-Latin Music -2- Expresión Criollo
A four-week lecture series entitled The Rhythmic Roots of Afro-Latin Music featuring selections of John Santos’s legendary collection of audio and video recordings. Each session will include the social and cultural history of the music and rhythms,[...]
John Santos: The Rhythmic Roots of Afro-Latin Music -3- Afro-Puerto Rican Roots
A four-week lecture series entitled The Rhythmic Roots of Afro-Latin Music featuring selections of John Santos’s legendary collection of audio and video recordings. Each session will include the social and cultural history of the music and rhythms,[...]
John Santos: The Rhythmic Roots of Afro-Latin Music -4- Black Brazil Beyond Bossa
A four-week lecture series entitled The Rhythmic Roots of Afro-Latin Music featuring selections of John Santos’s legendary collection of audio and video recordings. Each session will include the social and cultural history of the music and rhythms,[...]