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Daughters of the Dust

Wednesday January 16, Friday January 18 & Saturday January 19,

Dir. Julie Dash
1991| 1 h 53 min

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural…

Youth Events

Free After Three: Kiki Lounge Wednesdays

Wednesdays, January 16 - Feburary 13, 2019 4 - 7pm

Want to learn how to vogue dance from the legendary vogue pioneer Twysted Miyake-Mugler  These beginner level workshops will cover the five elements of vogue fem, and end weekly with a ball. The final ball will be performed in Walker…

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Free After Three Thursdays: Risograph Print Jam

Thursdays, January 17 - February 21, 2019 4 - 6 pm

The Risograph is an environmentally friendly printer, which uses soy-based inks to produce unique prints. We’ll be making collaborative zines, posters and collages to print on the spot with the Risograph. Get inspired by our sample library or take a load-off and read some zines!



Coco Framboise (Nikola Steer) - Afro-Dite: HairLoom

Friday January 18, 7 pm

Afro-Dite: HairLoom is a contemplation of black beauty and the celebration…

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