Saturday, December 1 ~ 10am Event Postponed. Please check back for more information.
Ida B. Wells: To Tell the Truth Freely
Join Mia Bay - historian, educator, and Associate Director of the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity – for this teacher workshop carrying Act 48 credits where you will explore the life and work of activist Ida B. Wells. Bay is the author of Ida B. Wells: To Tell the Truth Freely.
Co-sponsored by the Social Studies Department of the School District of Philadelphia.
Registration Information Forthcoming
Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2
Africa in the World: Teacher Workshops
Teachers are invited to participate in two days of educator workshops and enrichment activities, offered in conjunction with the African Studies Association Annual Meeting.
Topics Include: A Griot's Guide for Teaching "Memorable" History to Children, Teaching the Human Experience: Lessons from Ethiopia, Beyond the Peace Corps: Incorporating Service Learning into Academic Programs, and Africa and the Arab Spring.
Teachers Receive: 10 Hours of Act 48 Credit; Morning Refreshments and a Closing Reception; Access to the ASA Meeting, Penn Museum and AAMP; Curricular Materials, and more.
Registration Fee: $35. Some scholarships available - contact email@example.com.
For more Information on the African Studies Association and Annual Meeting, visit: http://www.africanstudies.org.
Presented in partnership with The Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center.
Saturday, December 8 ~ 1 - 3pm **Please note the change in date**
Learning Through the Arts Workshop
Participate in a hands-on drop-in art-making workshop inspired by the found object sculptures and assemblages of Christopher Carter! Using twigs, yarn, and an assortment of seemingly everyday materials, Lorna Williams leads participants in a creating sculptures inspired by the natural world.
Free with Museum Admission
Monday, December 17 ~ 6:30pm
The Making of "The Abolitionists": Preview and Discussion
In January 2013, PBS and WHYY will debut their newest AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentary: The Abolitionists. Join AAMP and WHYY as we screen Part Two of this 3-part documentary featuring the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, Angelina Grimke, and William Lloyd Garrison. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring actor Richard Brooks (Frederick Douglass), Dr. Lois Brown (series consultant), and Sharon Grimberg (Executive Producer).
Doors open at 6:30, Screening begins at 7:00.
LOCATION: WHYY 150 North 6th Street
To RSVP, visit: http://theabolitionists.eventbrite.com
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street
Thursday, December 20 ~ 6pm – 9pm
Cinemathèque Film Series: Territories - Africa
Presented in partnership with Cinémathèque, Territories: Africa is a foreign film series featuring filmmakers and stories from Africa and across the Diaspora. The intention of these screenings is to expand the discussion surrounding international film language and to challenge and explore modern and historic representations of and by Africans around the world.
Join us for a screening of Tanya Hamilton’s Night Catches Us, fifth in this new international film series with Cinémathèque Internationale of Philadelphia. Following the film, stay for a conversation with the director, facilitated by Mike Dennis, founder of Reelblack Presents.
$8 regular admission, $5 member/student/senior admission
(Tickets available at the door, or in advance online at http://cinemathequeip.eventbrite.com/)
Saturday, December 29 ~ 11am - 4pm
Sunday, December 30 ~ 12noon - 4pm
Kwanzaa, or “First Fruits of the Harvest,” is an increasingly global seven-day celebration of African culture and heritage that acts as a time for reflection and recommitment to best practices for African Diaspora families and communities.
Join us as we light the candles of the kinara, discuss the Nguzo Saba, or “Seven Principles” of Kwanzaa, and through music, dance, storytelling and crafts, reconnect with our African roots and recommit to building strong and wholesome communities in the new year.
Candle Lighting Ceremony with Mlanjeni's Magical Theater (11-12 Sat., 12-1 Sun.)
African Dance and Drum with Camara Arts and Baba Zumbi Soweto (12-1 Sat., 1-2 Sun.)
Arts and Crafts with Tanya Murphy Dodd (1-3 Sat., 2-4 Sun.)
Intro to Black Genealogy with the African American Genealogy Group (1-3 Sat.)
Screening of The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration (3-4:30 Sat. and Sun.)
Please bring a canned good to support AAMP’s Philabundance Food Drive!
Free With Admission