Pin It
.
Favorites

FILM | "The Black Candle" 

To set the stage for Kwanzaa 2016 (which kicks off with Umoja on Monday, December 26), the Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Avenue) will host a screening of "The Black Candle" on Friday, December 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. The 2008 documentary explores the struggles and triumphs of the African-American family, community, and culture, and is narrated by Maya Angelou and directed by professor, author, and filmmaker M. K. Asante. The film spotlights Kwanzaa as its main narrative thread, tracing the holiday's roots in the Black Power Movement of the 1960's to its expressions in the present day as a global, pan-African celebration of Black Pride with more than 40 million celebrants.

A discussion will follow the screening. The event is donation-based; RSVP by emailing baobab.center@yahoo.com. For more information, call 563-2145 or visit facebook.com/baobabculturalcenter.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Choice Events

Browse Listings

Submit an event

Masquerader! @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester shares the Vejigantes dance, inspired by the...
<i>Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits</i> @ Record Archive

Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits @ Record Archive

With DJ Deb Jones spinning punk....

View all of today's events »

This Week's Issue

Cover Story:
The power of the Black Church
From abolition of slavery to Civil Rights, the church has played a major role in the fight for freedom and equality. (Created by Open Mic Rochester) read more ...

Tweets @RocCityNews

© 2018 City Newspaper.

Website powered by Foundation.