The Celebration’s theme “Movement: Paying it Forward,” honors the many recent and upcoming civil rights anniversaries. Art Sanctuary will look at the accomplishments of the movement–and the way contemporary writing continues to advance the Movement’s unflinching social justice agenda. This will be explored this year through writing about sports, sci-fi, fiction, children’s work, illustration, journalism, and film.
The purpose of the Celebration of Black Writing is to deepen our city’s literary life and polish its tourist shine with a rich infusion of African-American writers in all genres during the week of Memorial Day. Writers discuss their work with up to 1,500-2,000 students, and another 2,000-3,000 people participate in panels, workshops, the basketball tournament, teachers’ symposium, Family Pavilion, main stage, and other events. Come and join us and bring the whole family!
For the schedule in its entirely, go here.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 5-7 PM
In Between the Lines: How Bias, Assumptions and Power Relationships Shape the News We Read
Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St, 3rd Floor
As we celebrate the 85th birthday of freedom fighter El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), the region’s leading Black newspaper editors discuss how their stories shape—and sometimes distort—images of our community. They provide a rare glimpse into the business of media and reveal how they root out hidden bias among their writers. 900AM WURD will broadcast live.
Panelists: Michael Days, Philadelphia Daily News editor; Jerry Mondesire, The Philadelphia Sunday Sun editor and publisher; Sandra Long, The Philadelphia Inquirer managing editor; Adamma Ince, The Philadelphia Weekly editor and Irv Randolph, The Philadelphia Tribune managing editor. Hosted by Al Butler.
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 6-8 PM
Uneven Lies: The Struggles and Triumphs
of Black Golfers
Location: Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad Street
Before there was Tiger Woods, there was Pete Brown. Join us for a special screening of Uneven Fairways, a documentary about the Negro Golf Leagues narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. After the film, dialogue with Golf Digest senior consultant Pete McDaniel, bestselling author of Uneven Lies: The Heroic Story of African-Americans in Golf and Training a Tiger: A Father’s Guide to Raising a Winner in Both Golf and Life. State Sen. Vincent Hughes hosts.
Registration is required! Reserve your seat through Eventbrite.
Friday, May 29, 2010
Hip-Hop Speaks: A Nikki Giovanni School Matinee ~ May 28, 2010 @ 10 AM-11:30 AM
Admission: $5/ student
Location: Church of the Advocate, 18th & Diamond Street (use the entrance located on Gratz St.)
Teachers, please email us at [email protected] or call our office at 215.232.4485 to reserve space for your class.
Over the past three decades poet, writer, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni has become world famous for her unique brand of poetic fire. She has penned more than 30 books for adults and children and collaborated with a range of revolutionary artists including James Baldwin and Tupac Shakur. In this can’t-miss matinee, Giovanni, Art Sanctuary’s 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, challenges students to find and raise their own poetic voices.
Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943. Although she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her sister returned to Knoxville each summer to visit their grandparents. Nikki graduated with honors in history from her grandfather’s alma mater, Fisk University. Since 1987, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor.
Senior Resource Link Health and Wellness Gathering
Friday, June 4, 2010,
11:30 am-12:30 pm.
Lankenau Hospital, Conference Room A&B,
100 E. Lancaster Ave,
Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Are you 60 years of age or older and live within zip codes 19131, 19151, or 19004? Would you like to learn about ways to stay healthy? Come to the Senior Resource Link Health and Wellness Gathering to learn about nutrition and maintaining good health. The event will feature a presentation on the “Importance of Good Nutrition,” by Maureen Krouse, Nutritionist, from Main Line Health System and “Exercising to Music,” by Adenike Webb, Music Therapist — Rehabilitative Services, from Belmont Behavioral Health. You will also have an opportunity to hear about the services available to you from various organizations throughout the community. Bring your appetite, your energy, and your questions and be part of the Senior Resource Link. Registration is required by May 24. This event is for Senior Resource Link members only. For more information or to become a member, contact Beth Rosenbaum, Senior Resource Link Coordinator, 267.256.2081 or [email protected] There is a $5 fee which includes lunch and the program. Limited transportation may be available.