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June 2019

Black Women Rock
June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

In part with the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival. jessica Care moore's Black WOMEN Rock! is a movement spearheaded by acclaimed poet, jessica Care moore in 2004 during the National Black Arts Festival. moore wanted to pay homage to one of her musical heroes, Betty Davis and also give support and a platform to some of the amazing musical, rock and roll playing brown women she'd known for years. BWR is about showcasing the music and stories of Black women who…

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Youth Summer Writing Camp
June 24, 2019 to June 28, 2019

Are you a middle schooler that loves to write and wants to learn more? Whether you’re obsessed with poetry, plays, short stories, songwriting, or all of the above, The August Wilson Cultural Centers Second Annual Summer Youth Writers Camp wants you! August Wilson believed that our own voices and communities were essential to our art. Together we will look at some of Wilsons influences as well as our own as we explore our unique writing voice. Each day will be…

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Framing a Just Future
June 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

L. Kasimu Harris, New Orleans-based photographer and Race and Revolution artist will be in conversation with Thena Robinson Mock, Esq., Program Officer at Communities for Just Schools. Moderated by Kilolo Luckett, Curator of Visual Arts. Located in Gallery 2.

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July 2019

Unfulfilled: The Promise of Equal Education
July 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with Michael David Battle, MPA, community and nonprofit leader, and Race and Revolution artist, Professor Fadoua Loudiy, Department of Communication at Slippery Rock University with a focus on civil discourse & global engagement, Director of the Office for Inclusive Excellence at Slippery Rock University Corrine J. Gibson, and Professor Todd Allen, Department of Communication at Messiah College and Founder of Common Ground Project, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching the history of the Civil Rights…

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Artmaking with Women of Visions, Inc
July 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Featured artists Ruth Bedeian, Tina Brewer, Naomi Chambers, Mayota Hill, LaVerne Kemp, Mary Martin, Janet Watkins, Harriette Meriwether, and Ruth Ward will demonstrate their process. Join us to learn techniques in painting, quilting,clay, assemblage, and more! Located in the Cafe.

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AWCommunity Day: Summer Edition
July 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am

This free family-friendly event features local vendors, artisans, performers and community building at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Guests can enjoy dance, music, theater, and more! There will be a panel discussion in relation to the “I Lived, We Live: What Did We Miss?”, a creative installation project organized by Hazelwood’s Center of Life, the Greater Hazelwood Community, and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. AWCommunity Day is a quarterly event that is proudly sponsored by UPMC, UPMC…

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Artmaking with Race and Revolution
July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Artmaking with Race and Revolution:  Still Separate - Still Unequal Artists During August Wilson Community Day Fun and Thought-Provoking Workshops for Youth and Adults! 2:00 PM:  Learn how to make one-of-kind banners with Olalekan Jeyifous, New York-based multidisciplinary artist 3:00 PM:  Create unique posters with Marvin Touré, Brooklyn-based new media artist and architectural designer Located in the Cafe.

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Race and Revolution: Panel Discussion & Closing Reception
July 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Race and Revolution:  Still Separate - Still Unequal and Seats of Power  A Collaborative Panel Discussion and Closing Reception with Light Refreshments Join Race and Revolution artist Marvin Touré, new media artists and architectural designer, and Antoine Williams, multidisciplinary artist and educator, and Seats of Power artists Ashley Jones, visual artist and educator, and Tereneh Idia, fashion designer and writer for a panel discussion. Located in Gallery 2.

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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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