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Black Arts & Cultural Center

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359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
269-349-1035 blackartskalamazoo.org

February 2019

Black History Brown Bag: The Black Panthers

Wednesday February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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The story of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

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Black History Brown Bag: Black Wall Street

Wednesday February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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The Tulsa race riot was a large-scale, racially motivated pogrom on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which a group of whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Greenwood District, the wealthiest black community in the United States (now commonly referred to as "the Black Wall Street"), was burned to the ground. Over the course of 16 hours, more than 800 people were admitted to local white hospitals with injuries, the two black hospitals were burned down,…

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March 2019

March Art Hop

Friday March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Art for Change is a moving art exhibition produced by PRICEarts in collaboration with the Black Arts & Cultural Center geared towards the current generations Black Arts Movement. Past the point of picket signs and too expressive for hash tags, join us in creating an evening of truth historical to present.

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OBEY

Friday March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Nineteen-year-old Leon grew up without much attention from his alcoholic mother. Now old enough to be on his own, he rails against the injustice of his life until he meets a beautiful girl named Twiggy. His love for her lifts the weight of his past, but eventually, the hedonistic Twiggy no longer wants him in her life, and Leon's pain from the rejection leads to terrible consequences.

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July 2019

New Play Series

Monday July 1
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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"Dreamin'" by Dr. Michelle Johnson: A comedic look at the lives of three women as they navigate careers, relationships and unexplored visions   "A Ligature for Black Bodies" by Denise Miller: An attempt to confront the nation’s historical apathy through an elegiac chronicle of the indifferent, haphazard yet legal murder of Black people by the American values education taught not only to the criminal justice system, but to all of us   "You're Gonna Learn Today" by Earlene McMichael: A journey of a teen girl whose "Black…

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November 2019

eLLe by Shawntai Brown

Friday November 1
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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eLLe by Shawntai Brown in collaboration with Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

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2019 Quilt Exhibit

Friday November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Black Arts & Cultural Center will exhibit locally crafted quilts showcasing the history of African American quilting

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December 2019

Pre-Kwanzaa Bazaar

Friday December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Enjoy the Pre-Kwanzaa Bazar featuring food, vendors, music, live performances, activities and a screening of the Kwanzaa documentary “The Black Candle” for the entire community.

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