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January 2020

Opening Reception: I came by Boat so Meet me at the Beach
January 24 @ 5:00 pm

Performance by Ayana and Tsedaye, 7:00 pm free | light refreshments Ayana M. Evans, New York-based performance artist, and Tsedaye Makonnen, a multidisciplinary artist from Washington, DC, present new collaborative works and performances that explore the legacies of Black radical womanhood in relationship to well-being, ritual, and physical labor. Their art will be presented in Pittsburgh in Gallery 1 until March 29. Organized by Kilolo Luckett, curator of Visual Arts.

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Opening Reception: Vanishing Black Bars & Lounge
January 24 @ 5:00 pm

Artist and curator-led tour, 5:30 pm free | light refreshments New Orleans-based photographer L. Kasimu Harris documents disappearing social halls and leisure clubs that were safe gathering spaces for African Americans for entertainment, benevolent causes, and community activism. Join us for our opening reception and see this art while it remains in Pittsburgh in Gallery 2. Organized by Kilolo Luckett, curator of Visual Arts.

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February 2020

TRUTHSayers: Michael Eric Dyson
February 3 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website. Dr. Dyson has authored nearly twenty books on subjects such as the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 4, 1968, Malcolm X, Nas’s debut album Illmatic, Tupac, Marvin Gaye, and Hurricane Katrina’s devastating and long lasting effects. He has won two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary…

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Pittsburgh Black Media Panel
February 12 @ 6:30 pm

Pittsburgh City Paper and PublicSource present: Pittsburgh Black Media Panel with support from Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center This panel-based discussion will bring together an esteemed group of Pittsburgh Black media professionals to highlight what local media organizations are getting right, and wrong, when covering stories involving African Americans and the city’s Black communities. The two-part panel, hosted by Pittsburgh artist and curator Tara Coleman and PublicSource community correspondent Jourdan Hicks, will highlight…

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Joshua Redman
February 15 @ 8:00 pm

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Joshua Redman has worked with countless musicians and has been nominated for 2 Grammys and has garnered top honors in critics and readers polls of DownBeat, Jazz Times, The Village Voice and Rolling Stone. You can experience quality jazz in PIttsburgh at the AWAACC when coming to see Joshua Redman play!

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February 21 @ 10:30 am

August Wilson African American Cultural Center in partnership with HI-ARTS presents TUBMAN. This one woman show presents the story of Harriet Tubman reimagined as a young woman growing up in Harlem through a theatrical lens. Harriet Tubman is a heroine and American legend in her own right. This session will take the story of Harriet in the 19th century and places her in the 21st century; laced with the problems facing African-American youth all over the country. And especially focusing…

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March 2020

TRUTHSayers: Tarana Burke
March 9 @ 7:00 pm

Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist who was the original founder of the "Me Too" movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society in 2017. In 2017, Burke and other influential female activists were named "the silence breakers" by Time magazine. She currently serves at the Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn as its senior director.

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April 2020

April 25 @ 8:00 pm

The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. In 2020, the company celebrates its 50th Anniversary season and 60th Anniversary of the dance school! Across the nation and around the world, PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Founded…

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June 2020

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival
June 18, 2020 to June 21, 2020

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL HAS A VIP EXPERIENCE FOR TWO LUCKY WINNERS 1 hotel room for two for Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 2 VIP passes for the entire weekend. Deadline is March 30, 2020, winners will be notified by phone and email and announced publicly on International Jazz Day, April 30, 2020. Click here to Enter

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