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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

2nd Annual Blackness and Media Project

Fri, April 1, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM • ISES Gallery (JES A230) - Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

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This spring, the Black Media Council (BMC) will hold the 2nd Annual Blackness and Media Project, an event formulated to showcase the knowledge and talents of individuals of African heritage from the fields of Media and Performing Arts (Black MediaArts). This full day of ‘free’ events will occur Friday, April 1st, 2011 which builds upon the success of last year’s event by highlighting global aspects of Blackness and the media.

 

This event provides a multifaceted investigation by incorporating a cross-disciplinary approach, in order to enlighten and entertain the Austin community through various presentations and talented performances from Black students and the Black community. The first of this two segmented event takes place between 1pm-4pm at the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies on the UT-Austin campus, in which Black students from an array of different backgrounds, will formally present their work and facilitate discussions.

 

The second part of the program will take place at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center in East Austin, between 6:30pm-9:30pm. This part of the event will consist of a series of Black MediaArts related performances including: Spoken Word, Capoeira-Angola, Hip-Hop (Rapping, Dancing, & Film showing), Spiritual Expressions, and Afro-Diaspora Dance. In addition, to demonstrate our commitment to educational endeavors in the Black MediaArts, BMC will present our first ever Kuumba Award. Kuumba is Swahili for ‘Creativity’, and is one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Selected Black Highschool students will be honored at the event, and will receive an award of $500 in recognition of work that embodies the spirit of Kuumba in the realm of the Black MediaArts. Furthermore, to conclude our event, a free reception will be held in the lobby of the Carver Center. Please See Attachment for the Event Flyer!!!

  We look forward to a spectacular event this year and hope that you will be in attendance!!!   Please forward this email and/or attachments to any mailing lists, or any other networks (including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Word-of-Mouth, etc.) to help us get the word out about our event.

 

 

Warm Regards,

BMC Board of Directors

 

 

For More Info. and/or to Contact BMC:

BMC Email Account:  blackmediacouncil@gmail.com

BMC Website: www.blackmediacouncil.com

 

 

Event Sponsors include:

G. W. Carver Cultural Center, The Heritage Council, Warfield Center for African & African American Studies, UT Student Government, UT Communication Council, Graduate Student Assembly, Division of Diversity & Community Engagement, UT Senate of College Councils, The Harvest Foundation, & The Kamali Academy.



Sponsored by: John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Black MEdia Council


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