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Africa & the Global Atlantic World Conference, Black United Students Leadership Conference, Pan-African Festival & New Black Plays Schedule:

April 12-15, 2018

Africa & the Global Atlantic World conference

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018

 3 PM Best Practices in Community Organizing:  WORKSHOP

  • facilitated by Dr. Linda James Myers
  • room 127 c Oscar Ritchie Hall

4 pm Dance Workshop

  • facilitated by Flashettes
  • room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall

5 PM AFRICA & THE GLOBAL ATLANTIC WORLD CONFERENCE RECEPTION

  • BUS at 50: Photography by E. Timothy Moore, Lafayette Tolliver, and others
  • Uumbaji Gallery room 134 Oscar Ritchie Hall

 6 PM AFRICA & THE GLOBAL ATLANTIC WORLD CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Dr. Linda James Myers
  • Lecture Hall room 214 Oscar Ritchie Hall

 8 PM NEW BLACK PLAYS

  • African Community Theatre room 230 Oscar Ritchie Hall

Vital Grace

  • Choreography and Direction: Gregory King
  • Dancer: Austin Coats
  • Narrator: Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, Ph.D.
  • Inspired by the book, Olympic Hero: Lennox Kilgour’s Story by Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, Ph.D. 

Bluest Eye – A Movement Piece

  • Written and Directed by Abigail Recker

An Adaptation of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf

  • Written by Ntozake Shange
  • Directed by ShaKeela Gary, and Co-Director, Chantrell Lewis

 FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018

 

8:30 AM – 5 PM AFRICA & THE GLOBAL ATLANTIC WORLD CONFERENCE/ BLACK UNITED STUDENTS’ LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

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10 AM – 6 PM PAN-AFRICAN VENDORS MARKETPLACE

 

5:45 pm dinner with bus

  • hosted by Black United students

8 PM NEW BLACK PLAYS

African Community Theatre room 230 Oscar Ritchie Hall

The Inheritance: Love, Drugs & Southern Discomforts

  • Written and Directed by Monica Patton, and Co-Director Dawanda Dorsey

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM BAREFEET AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP

  • facilitated by Rumbi Mupinga
  • room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall

11 AM – 7 PM PAN-AFRICAN MARKETPLACE

  • 2nd Floor Oscar Ritchie Hall

 12 PM – 2 PM FULANI INSTITUTE OF ACADEMICS AND ART

  • room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall
  • Play the Djembe: An African Drumming Workshop with Free World
  • African Folktales: An interactive discussion of traditional Senegalese legends with Babacar M’Baye

2 PM – 3 PM KSU BLACK ALUMNI CHAPTER MEETING

  • Green Room 240 Oscar Ritchie Hall

3 PM – 4:30 PM ENERGETIC ABUNDANCE & WOMB WELLNESS WORKSHOP

  • facilitated by Satra Ajala
  • room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall

5 PM – 6 PM “I WILL SURVIVE” INTERACTIVE SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL WORKSHOP

  • Facilitated by KOFIATA SHAKUR
  • room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall

8 PM NEW BLACK PLAYS

African Community Theatre room 230 Oscar Ritchie Hall

Amazing Grace -  A reactionary piece chronicling my mental journey through Amazing Grace

Written and Directed by Chris Twaddle

 

If You Make Your Bed You Gotta Lie In It - A Choreopoem

Written and Directed by Ephraim Nehemiah

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

 8 PM NEW BLACK PLAYS

African Community Theatre room 230 Oscar Ritchie Hall

The Purple Flower by Marita O. Bonner

  • Directed by D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson, Ph.D.

 Phillis: The American Revolutionary

  • Written and Directed by Sonita Surratt

 

Center of Pan-African Culture (CPAC)
Fulani Institute Spring 2018 Sessions

 

Location: room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall Time: 12 pm - 2 pm

Saturday Sessions: Feb. 10; Mar. 17; Apr. 14; May 5

 


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FULANI INSTITUTE OF ACADEMICS AND ARTS

 

 

Pan-African Theatre Ensemble (PATE)
Spring 2018 SCHEDULE
DOWNLOAD 2017-18 THEATER SEASON BROCHURE  PURCHASE TICKETS
 

Learn More about the African Community Theatre 

 

 

Uumbaji Gallery
Learn more about upcoming and current exhibits