Events


Bay Area Anarchist Festival
Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

Bay Area Anarchist Festival

  • 4799 Shattuck Avenue Oakland, CA, 94609 United States (map)
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Author, Juliana "Jewels" Smith will be on the panel discussion facilitated by Cynthia Kaufman, author of Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change, 2nd Ed.  Here's the link to the session info is below:

Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change, with Cynthia Kaufman & others.

Ideas for Action will be a discussion among radical activists and organizers to explore the intellectual tools to turn our era of discontent into a plan for action. Exploring a wide range of political traditions—including anarchism, anti-imperialism, postmodernism, feminism, critical race theory, and environmentalism—the panelists will acknowledge the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of political movements and the ideologies inspired by or generated through them. The panel will incorporate elements from their own activist experiences and work to present plans for direct action and organizing tactics without pretending to offer “the final word” on complex issues. This panel aims to orient a critical understanding of the social world and a glimpse of the excitement and rewards of serious intellectual engagement with radical political ideas. The panel of activists will engage with the audience to confront pressing issues of today—from mass incarceration to climate change, from the new US presidential administration to from #NoDAPL to Black Lives Matter, from the war on terror to the national security state, from rising inequality and the Bay Area housing crisis to a global shortage of care.

 http://bayareaanarchistbookfair.com/workshops-announced-for-2017-book-fair/

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SAN DIEGO COMIC CON
Jul
20
to Jul 23

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON

We are so excited to announce that (H)afrocentric will be at the SAN DIEGO COMIC CON with new book in hand this year! TABLE 900.

Catch Juliana "Jewels" Smith on the panel Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender, and the Comic Book Medium onThursday, July 20th.

The event is from July 20-23rd at the San Diego Convention Center:

111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

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Juliana "Jewels" Smith TALK @ COOPER UNION
May
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Juliana "Jewels" Smith TALK @ COOPER UNION

In a free, public lecture at Cooper Union of NYC, Juliana “Jewels” Smith will discuss (H)afrocentric, her comic series featuring four disgruntled undergrads of color and their adventures at Ronald Reagan University.

In 2016, Smith took home the 2016 Glyph Award for Best Writer for her independent four volume series. She was also honored by the African American Library and Museum of Oakland with the first annual Excellence in Comics and Graphic Novels Award. She created (H)afrocentric as a way to challenge students and readers alike about the presumptions around race, class, gender and sexuality through character dialogue. She has given talks about the relationship between comics, humor, racial justice, and gender equity at The Schomburg Center, New York Comic Con, Studio Museum of Harlem and more.

This event is part of "Drawing Lines:  Printing the Black American Experience," a three-part series of events at The Cooper Union. The other events include: 

Congressman John Lewis in the Great Hall (May 11)
The U.S. Representative of the 5th Congressional District of Georgia and a long-standing leader of civil and human rights, will deliver a free, public address that includes his work on a graphic novel series about the Civil Rights movement

Black Pulp! (May 13)
William Villalongo A'99, assistant professor in the School of Art, and Mark Thomas Gibson A'02 will discuss Black Pulp!, a traveling exhibition they co-curated that examines the evolving perspectives of Black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 1990 through rare historical printed media and contemporary art

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues
 

Friday, May 12th | 6:30PM

Cooper Union | The Great Hall | Foundation Building | 7 East 7th Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues)

**We gotta fill this hall up!  So tell all your friends
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Apr
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

CLOSING RECEPTION FOR PICTURES & PROGRESS: The Black Panther 1966-2016

  • UC Santa Cruz--McHenry Library, 4th Floor (map)
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Thursday, April 27th at 4-6PM at UC SANTA CRUZ. Join four panelists in conversation around the connections between visual representations and activism. Professor Vilashini Coppan will be the moderator for the Pictures and Progress: Black Panther, 1966-2016 closing reception.

Panelists include:

Tarika Lewis, Former Assistant Minister of Culture and the first woman to join the BPP!!!!
Aaron Dixon, Co-Founder Seattle Chapter of the BPP and helped start Free Breakfast Program
Jeremy Love, comic creator, Bayou
Juliana Smith, comic creator and community activist, (H)afrocentric
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BLACK COMIX ARTS FESTIVAL
Jan
15
to Jan 16

BLACK COMIX ARTS FESTIVAL

Bay Area! (H)afrocentric will be vending in San Francisco this year at the 2nd annual Black Comix Arts Festival. Be sure to tell all your friends to stop by and spread the word.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Author of (H)afrocentric, Juliana "Jewels" Smith, will be giving a
writing workshop at the Learning Studio in the Bridge at the Main—San Francisco Public Library—5th Floor from 12:30-1:30PM. 

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Book Signing With Author Juliana "Jewels" Smith
Mar
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Book Signing With Author Juliana "Jewels" Smith

  • African American Museum & Library at Oakland (map)
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In honor of Women's History Month, the African American Museum & Library at Oakland welcomes educator, writer, and organizer Juliana "Jewels" Smith for a book signing and meet and greet with the author. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Ms. Smith's creative work is driven by her experience as a grassroots organizer and educator. In 2011, while teaching at community colleges she wrote and created (H)afrocentric: the Comic to encourage dialogue on some of the most pressing issues of the day. Smith calls (H)afrocentric a feminist version of The Boondocks and sees the comic as liberatory science fiction.

Please join us for a book signing and meet and greet with the author on Saturday March 26, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

More details on Oakland Public Library's website here.

 

 

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SKIN & BONES COMIC CON at Studio Museum of Harlem
Jun
18
to Jun 21

SKIN & BONES COMIC CON at Studio Museum of Harlem

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Black Comic-Con

Thursday June 18 - Sunday June 21, 2015

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comics and related art forms, Skin and Bones Comic-Com is a weekend-long festival of screenings, happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the ongoing contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture. Spanning four days, visitors will be invited to participate in a series of activities inspired by Hancock’s unique translation of his wide range of influences including, comics, graphic novels, cartoons, music and film.

 

Studio Salon: Small and Independent Press Book Fair

Thursday June 18 - Sunday June 2112-6pm

From Thursday to Sunday, Studio Museum of Harlem will be transformed into a small and independent press book fair, featuring stands by emerging and established zine makers, writers and publishers. Come talk publishing and grab some limited edition copies of your favorite zines.

 

In Conversation: ­­­­­­­­­­­­With Juliana "Jewels" Smith, Regine Sawyer, Barbara Brandon Croft and Tara Nakashima Donahue

Sunday, June 214-6pm

Bringing together four innovators in the field of comic books and graphic novels, this panel seeks to include narratives that are often absent from larger discourses in the genre and explore comic books as sites of activism, ownership and agency. While the voices of women and people of color are considered underrepresented in mainstream comic culture, this panel will expand upon the power of comics to rewrite women and people of color as heroes. Through unpacking the dominant discourse and highlighting their own methods of combating marginalization, this panel will invite the audience to expand their own understandings of comic culture today.  CLICK HERE!

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Ya-Ya Network Fundraiser
Feb
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Ya-Ya Network Fundraiser

On February 20th, the YA-YA Network, is holding a community bazaar and fundraiser extravaganza to raise money for a Caravan to Chicago for INCITE national conference, Color of Violence 4: Beyond the State, Inciting Transformative Possibilities in Chicago.  (H)afrocentric will be tabling and donating a % of the proceeds to this cause!

The Ya-Ya Network is located 224 W 29ST, 14 FL. 

New York, NY

Directions: A/B/C/D/E/F/N/Q/R/M/2/3 to 34 ST. 1 train to 28 ST.

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PLACE/DISPLACED EXHIBITION
Nov
20
to Dec 13

PLACE/DISPLACED EXHIBITION

Place/Displaced, presented by SOMArts and Bayview Opera House, invites everyone to the table to explore the role we each play in a changing Bay Area in the present moment, marked by an unprecedented increase in Ellis Act evictions, Black flight and the outmigration caused by an affordability crisis. More than 40 participating artists and groups use their various creative practices to recall and record diasporic histories, reveal complex identities and address issues of cultural preservation. Included artworks and installations envision new possibilities for cities in transition, and the financial and spiritual well-being of their inhabitants.

The opening reception Thursday, November 20, 6–9pm, free admission, features a drum circle led by Kulture Freedom that anyone can join, live performances hosted by American Conservatory Theater’s Stage Coach program, live painting, brief artist talks and interactive installations facilitated by more than 13 participating artists and groups. Scroll down to learn about even more great events!

The comic “(H)afrocentric” by Jewels Smith stars a radical black feminist, Naima Pepper, and her friends and family grappling with identities and neighborhoods in flux. Smith’s installation offers larger than life comic figures and a literal soap box where participants can publicly answer questions like, “How would you like to see your neighborhood transformed?” and “What does gentrification feel like to you?” by adding hashtags to images and text they share on Twitter and Instagram.

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