Friday, September 02, 2016

Wanda's Picks Friday, September 2, 2016

This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

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1. Hackathon Weekend Event Chris Norwood and Stephen Van Heflin Sept. 3-4 in NorCA & SoCAL speak about the first annual live streaming 'We Are Code' Virtual RealityHackathon programming competition between youth teams in Compton, CA (SoCal) and Oakland, CA (NorCal). 

Dhat Stone Academy and Bay Area Tutoring Association host: "We Are Code" VR Hackathon | NorCal vs. SoCal | 7-to-12th graders. Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 3-4, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in NorCal at:  East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), 8200 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94621.  In SoCal at: NASA Columbia Memorial Space Center (CMSC),  12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242. 

2. Wanda Ravernell joins us to talk about the the 3rd Annual Black-Eyed Pea Festival, a family friendly celebration of African American traditional food, music and art, Sat., Sept. 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m at Mosswood Park,Broadway and  Macarthur Boulevard in Oakland
Dameion Brown as Othello

3. Actor, Dameion Brown as Othello in Marin Shakespeare production through 9/25 
Dameion played Macduff in Solano State Prison’s Macbeth in 2015 under the direction of Lesley Currier as part of Marin Shakespeare’s Arts-in-Corrections programs funded by the California Arts Council and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. After serving 23 years of a life sentence, he is delighted to be giving back to the community through his work at Community Works West, teaching parenting skills with the EPIC Program – Empowering Parents In Our Community – and cultural awareness classes with an emphasis on anger management and conflict resolution. He is a Case Manager for Transitional Age Youth (TAY), helping youth ages 18 to 25 realize they can make better choices about their lives. 


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