1. Thomas Simpson, founder, director, AfroSolo Arts Festival 21, to talk about My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper/SF and San Francisco’s Unified School District’s BLACK FAMILY: Cradle to College and Career Day Resource Fair (Saturday, 9/19/15) at Mission High School 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 3750 18th Street in San Francisco.
2. Deborah Vaughn, co-founder, director, Dimensions Dance Theatre and Micia Mosely, comedian, join us to talk about The Town on Notice, Oct. 17, at the Malonga Casquelourd Theatre in Oakland. Combining dance, live music, spoken word and stand-up comedy, The Town takes on the subject of Oakland's gentrification as an invitation for meaningful dialogue. For tickets visit brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006.
3. Aviva Kempner's films investigate non-stereotypical images of Jews in history and celebrate the untold stories of Jewish heroes. Here current film, ROSENWALD is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become co-owner of Sears, Roebuck & Co. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, he joined forces with African American communities to build over 5,300 schools across the segregated South during the early part of the 20th century, providing 660,000 black children with access to education. Landmark Theatres Engagement begins Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at Opera Plaza Cinemas, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.
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