Celebrate Juneteenth with MoAD
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The day kicks off with a roundtable from 11am-12:30pm titled Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretics: Shredding While Black and Female. This multigenerational dialogue highlights the intersectional journeys of Black women guitarists in rock, literature, and music education. Drawing from author Sikivu Hutchinson’s new Black feminist road novel, Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretic: The Life and Times of Rory Tharpe, the discussion will explore Black women rockers’ perspectives on confronting racism, sexism, ageism and homophobia in corporate rock, defying cultural and gender expectations in the Black community, honoring unsung Black rock heroines, and lifting up Gen Z Black girl rock musicians. Hutchinson will be joined by Samantha “GhettoSongBird” Hollins, an independent rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter-guitarist from North Philadelphia; Atlanta native Gabriella “Guitar Gabby” Logan; and 19-year-old musician Zorrie Petrus. This program is supported in part by Poets & Writers.
From 2-3:30pm, MoAD hosts a lively virtual celebration of African American social dances with Oakland-based dance educator Traci Barlow. Part lecture, part dance party, this presentation moves through different eras of the Black experience to honor the aesthetic, culture, and liberation felt in African American social dances. Attendees are invited to give it a try!
MoAD will close out the day with a panel of scholars who will explore the origins of Juneteenth and discuss the historical and current political significance of the holiday from 4-5pm.
All events are pay-what-you-can! For additional details or to register and receive a zoom link, please visit moadsf.org/calendar
Also this Juneteenth
MoAD is a sponsor of Monumental Reckoning, an art installation in Golden Gate Park scheduled to be unveiled on Friday, June 18, the day before Juneteenth. The installation, created by Oakland artist and See Black Womxn co-founder Dana King, will surround the site of the recently toppled Francis Scott Key statue with 350 four-foot statues representing the African ancestors who became the country’s first enslaved people. The non-profit arts organization Illuminate is also participating. The project is additionally sponsored by the San Francisco Black Chamber of Commerce. Visit monumentalreckoning.org for more information.
MoAD will be hosting an online In the Artist’s Studio conversation with Dana King on June 2, 2021 from 1-2:15pm. King will discuss her art practice and the project with Demetri Broxton, MoAD’s Senior Director of Education. Register here.
Juneteenth programming is made possible by the generous support of First Republic and the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
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