SF Museum of the African Diaspora Honors 'Civil Rights in America' Theme

Series of Public Programs & Events Celebrate Feb. Black History Month

Jan 27, 2014, 12:18 ET from Museum of the African Diaspora

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- February is Black History Month, and the national theme for 2014 is Civil Rights in America. Starting February 6, San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora (www.moadsf.org) offers a month-long series of public programs and events designed to celebrate Black History Month.

"The amazing collection of films, workshops, music and performances we are offering at MoAD in February and beyond honor the history, contributions and successes of African Americans and others in the movement for civil rights and equal treatment under the law," said Linda Harrison, Executive Director of MoAD.

The Black History Month activities at MoAD are as follows. Some programs extend past February to spring. For specific times and details, visit www.moadsf.org.

Film screenings and discussions:
Uptight – Feb. 6
Right On! Poetry on Film – Feb. 13
Unearthing the Dream – Feb. 28
Nationtime, Gary – March 6
The Spook Who Sat By the Door – March 13
Pressure – March 20
Ori – April 10

Educator's workshop: Civil Rights in the 60s – Feb. 9

Performance  and music:
Afro-American Chamber Orchestra presents
St. Georges and Ignatius Sancho, an African Diaspora Concert for Harpsichord and Strings – Feb. 9
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at MoAD presents ArtwordsFeb. 15

Panel discussion: Listen to the Party Music Whitey! - The Soundtrack of the Black Liberation Movement – Feb. 22

Education for girls of color: Behind the Lens: Girls of Color and The Rhythm of Being Brown, presented in partnership with the Will to Adorn project by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage – Feb. 22 to March 19

Authors in conversation: Natalie Baszile speaks with Kendall Laidlaw to discuss her new novel Queen SugarMarch 9

Dance across the Diaspora: Push Dance Company presents The Point Shipyard Project, a performance and panel discussion that addresses youth and the environmental issues surrounding Bayview Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard cleanup – March 29 to 30

About MoAD
Since 2005, the Museum of the African Diaspora showcases the history, art and cultural richness that resulted from the dispersal of Africans throughout the world, with innovative and engaging exhibitions, education and public programs. As a nonprofit organization, the museum's operations and programs are supported by grants and contributions from public and private sources.

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