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September 2019

Resurgence – Rise Again: The art of Ben Jones
September 13, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Resurgence – Rise Again features large-­‐scale work by seminal artist Ben Jones that brings awareness to the plight and ascension of humankind. His artistic practice has been inspired by African spiritualism and ritual, and revolutionary struggles, especially of the people of Cuba. Ben Jones (b. 1941) is a New Jersey-­‐based artist, activist, and educator. Located in Gallery 1 Tuesday, November 12th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Highmark Room Film screenings of The Art of the Journey - The Ben Jones…

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Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature
September 13, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature features intimate, mixed-­‐media portraits of friends and family members with the goal of showing their humanity, which often goes unnoticed. Amani Lewis (b. 1994) is a visual artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. Located in Gallery 2 Tuesday, October 29th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Gallery 2 Jazz Listening Session + Artist Talk Brandon Woody Trio live jazz performance featuring acclaimed trumpeter Brandon Woody,  Savannah Grace Harris, New York-based drummer, and Troy Long, Baltimore-based pianist.  Brandon Woody is the subject of…

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December 2019

Current Galleries Closing Reception
December 15 @ 2:00 pm

RESURGENCE - Rise Again:  The art of Ben Jones and Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature LAST LOOK! A COLLABORATIVE PANEL DISCUSSION AND CLOSING RECEPTION WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS. Join artists Ben Jones and Amani Lewis for a lively conversation with Q&A. Moderated by Kilolo Luckett, Curator of Visual Arts. Located in the Highmark Room. This Event is Free and Open to the Public RSVP: info@aacc-awc.org

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Sweet Honey in the Rock
December 15 @ 7:00 pm

Sweet Honey In The Rock® is a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the Deaf and hard of hearing. Sweet Honey’s audience and community comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the United States and around the world, and includes people of all ages, economic/education/social backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, sexual preferences and…

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January 2020

Poetry Unplugged
January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

The fourth annual Poetry Unplugged is a night of spoken word and music featuring artists from around the country using the life and work of Martin Luther King as inspiration. Poetry Unplugged will be a night of TRUTH and POWER. Mahogany Browne hosts an evening filled with Award-winning spoken word artists known for their fierce delivery and ability to move the crowd. Featured poets include jessica Care moore, Ursula Rucker, Mahogany Browne and more! General Admission show, seating is first…

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February 2020

TRUTHSayers: Michael Eric Dyson
February 3, 2020 @ 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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Joshua Redman
February 15, 2020 @ 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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March 2020

TRUTHSayers: Tarana Burke
March 9, 2020 @ 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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