Thursday, January 1, 2015

Black Arts Movement Tentative Program for 50th Anniversary Celebration at Laney College, Saturday, Feb 7, 10AM

Black Arts Movement--West
Celebrating 50 years
focusing on Bay Area contributions 
   to the Black Arts Movement
In honor of Amina and Amiri Baraka (RIP)

Saturday, February 7, 2015
10am - 8pm
Doors Open at 9am
Laney College 
900 Fallon Avenue | Oakland, CA
Godfather of the Black Arts Movement, Amiri Baraka
Art by James Gayles

Working Program

10:00 AM--Black Arts Movement Physical Wellness Boot Camp, facilitated by Michael Bennett's Wellness Team from the YMCA, HP/Bayview
11:00AM-- Peer Group on Mental Wellness: How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy Peer Group, facilitated by Dr. Nathan Hare, Marvin X and Suzzette Celeste, B.A., MPA, MSW

12 Noon--Book Fair--authors speak, music

 Bay Area Black authors/activists outside Joyce Gordon Gallery, a venue in the upcoming Black Arts Movement Cultural and Business District along 14th Street, downtown Oakland
photo Gene Hazzard/Adam Turner
2pm--Open Mike Poetry/Speak Out
BAM Babies will perform, including this group from Youth Speaks

2pm--BAM and Black Women Writers Panel; moderated by Elaine Brown; invited panelists: Judy Juanita, Avojtcha, Alice Walker, Aries Jordan, Phavia Kujichagulia, Portia Anderson

Black Arts Movement/Black Power Babies Amira Jackmon, Esq., Nefertiti Jackmon, M.A., Muhammida El Muhajir, B.S., and father Marvin X, M.A. (El Muhajir)
                            (Black Arts/Black Power Babies is the idea of Muhammida El Muhajir)
MX and Black Power Baby Fred Hampton, Jr.
We want Big Fred  in da house--Panther Cub!
photo Kamau Amen Ra

 Black Arts/Black Power Babies, Brooklyn, New York, produced by Muhammida El Muhajir
In white, BAM Baby, Oba Olatunji of the African Village, Sheldon, SC
Black Arts/Black Power Babies 3.0: Mahadevi El Muhajir, daughter of Muhammida El Muhajir and Shani Baraka, daughter of Amiri Baraka, Jr.

Black Arts Movement/Black Power Baby, Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark, NJ
His mama (Mrs. Amina Baraka) say they will attend Laney BAM Celebration if they are invited 
by the Mayor of Oakland, Libby Shaaf!
4pm Black Arts Movement/Black Power Babies panel, moderated by Davey D; invited panelists: Phavia Kujichagulia and Taiwo; Dr. Ayodele Nzinga and son Stanley; Terry Collins and daughter Renya; Walter Riley and Boots Riley; Marvin X and Nefertiti

6pm - RECEPTION IN THE ART GALLERY: EXHIBIT OF SAN QUENTIN PRISON ART and Bay Area Visual Artists; curated by Professor Leslee Stradford; Welcome, Laney College President, Dr. Elnora T. Webb; proclamation of Black Arts Movement Cultural and Business District, Libby Shaaf, Mayor of Oakland; host, Paul Cobb, Publisher, Post News Group
Attorney John Burris, Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf, Post Publisher Paul Cobb.

Attorney John Burris, Mayor elect Libby Shaaf and Oakland Post Publisher, Paul Cobb

Laney College President, Dr. Elnora T. Webb and BAM producer Marvin X

7pm Laney College Theatre: Marvin X's BAM classic play Flowers for the Trashman, introductory remarks by Dr. Nathan Hare, father of Black Studies, founding publisher of the Black Scholar Magazine
dr. nathan hare photo: Dr. Nathan Hare BlackScholarsandIntellectualsDrNathanHare-.jpg

The Black Arts Movement Poet's Choir & Arkestra at BAM Conference, University of California, Merced, Feb-Mar, 2014
A Kim McMillan/Marvin X Production

8pm Black Arts Movement Poet's Choir & Arkestra with special guests

                Black Arts Movement Poet's Choir & Arkestra at Malcolm X Jazz/Art Festival, Oakland, May 17, 2014
          photo collage Adam Turner
Sponsors: Laney College, Post News Group, Black Caucus of California Community Colleges, YMCA, HP/Bayview; Black Think Tank, Black Bird Press, KPOO Radio, Davey D and Greg Bridges of KPFA Radio, lajones associates, BWOPA/TILE

For more information, contact Marvin X, Project Director, 510-200-4164

MX and Danny Glover, BAM workers
photo Ken Johnson

Actor Delroy Lindo and MX
photo Ken Johnson

 Former Black Panther Party Chairwoman Elaine Brown, MX and Mama Ayanna of Malcolm X Grassroots Organization
photo Ken Johnson
Sun Ra
Space is the Place, Space is the Place, Space is the Place
"Gimme some space, podna, I can't breathe, I can't breathe, I can't breathe!"
Hands up, Pants up, Hands up, Pants up, Hands up, Pants up!

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