Events


BLACK COMIX ARTS FESTIVAL
Jan
15
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. 

AFRO PUNK FESTIVAL
Aug
27
Aug 28

AFRO PUNK FESTIVAL

(H)afrocentric will be vending, selling books, and talking shit.  Come say hi!

Book Signing With Author Juliana "Jewels" Smith
Mar
26
5:00 pm17:00

Book Signing With Author Juliana "Jewels" Smith

  • African American Museum & Library at Oakland

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.

 

 

Book Signing + Chill at Betti Ono Gallery
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

Book Signing + Chill at Betti Ono Gallery

Join us for the book launch of Vol. 4 of (H)afrocentric with author, Juliana "Jewels" Smith at Betti Ono Gallery.

BOOK SIGNING + CHILL
BETTI ONO GALLERY
1427 BROADWAY
OAKLAND, CA 94612

Q&A with Melorra Green of KPOO's Ibeiji Lounge.


FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH | 7PM  | FREE ADMISSION WITH RSVP

 

Click here for more details.

Black Comic Book Day at the Schomburg Center
Jan
16
10:00 am10:00

Black Comic Book Day at the Schomburg Center

Join us at the Schomburg Center for Black Comic Book Day in Harlem, NY on January 16th from 10-7PM.  Writer of (H)afrocentric, Juliana "Jewels" Smith, will be on the Social Justice and Comics panel.  Physical copies of Volume 4 will be on sale!  RSVP here.

New York Comic Con
Oct
8
Oct 11

New York Comic Con

Thursday, October 8- Sunday October 11 (H)afrocentric will be vending at New York Comic Con!  BOOTH #243

Vending at Afro Punk!
Aug
22
Aug 23

Vending at Afro Punk!

We will be located in Activist Row and have a bunch of new goodies on sale.  Stop by and say hi!

Commodore Barry Park.

Brooklyn, NY

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

SKIN & BONES COMIC CON at Studio Museum of Harlem

  • Studio Museum of Harlem

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!

NYC Anarchist Book Fair
Apr
18
11:00 am11:00

NYC Anarchist Book Fair

  • Judson Memorial Church

(H)afrocentric will be vending at the 9th annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair!  For details visit http://anarchistbookfair.net/

Ya-Ya Network Fundraiser
Feb
20
4:00 pm16:00

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.

PLACE/DISPLACED EXHIBITION
Nov
20
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.

New York Comic Con
Oct
10
1:00 pm13:00

New York Comic Con

Writer of (H)afrocentric, Jewels Smith, will be speaking on a panel entitled, "Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender and the Comic Book Medium" at New York Comic Con!

Javits Center

655 34th St.

New York, NY 10001

 

13th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics
May
17
11:00 am11:00

13th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics

13th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, America's premiere Black comic book convention encouraging youth literacy and expression through reading, writing and drawing comic books.

Saturday, May 17 2014 11AM-7PM

The Enterprise Center

4548 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA

Book Launch in Oakland!
Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00

Book Launch in Oakland!

  • Oakland Book Lauch

OAKLAND! Join Renina Jarmon of Black Girls Are From the Future and Juliana "Jewels" Smith of (H)afrocentric at Betti Ono gallery in downtown Oakland on SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd from 6-9pm during their My Art My Culture programming to celebrate Women's month.   The writers will share their vision of storytelling in an increasingly digital world.  

  • #mamc2014
  • #hafrocentric 
  • #blackgirlsarefromthefuture 
Book Launch in Crown Heights Brooklyn!
Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

Book Launch in Crown Heights Brooklyn!

Saturday, March 8 2014

@Launchpad in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

The book launch of (H)afrocentric: the Comic Volume 3 is HERE!!!  Saturday, March 8 from 7-10pm (H)afrocentric will present A LIVING COMIC BOOK. The book launch will install part of (H)afrocentric: the Comic's built environment. In Volume 3, the background functions as its own counter narrative of gentrification, hip hop culture, Tyler Perry’s inexplicable success and racial inequality. The environment is the probable future. The justice is in the fantasy. Pyramids grace the streets of Oakland, CA with the Wu Tang Clan making up the majority of the population. Parades and Easter celebrations are dedicated to the resurrection of Tupac Shakur rather than Jesus Christ. Altars are dedicated to Bruce Lee, nun chucks, house slippers and Orishas. Block Parties are staged, foreshadowing the coming justice for long time community members.

With the help of (H)afrocentric's illustrator Ronald Nelson, architects and interior designers, Akima Tahanee & Shawn Whitehorn, we will build an installation that brings the background and set of the comic into a physical space. Gallery participants will have a chance to experience the space interactively as they will be enmeshed in the comic book.

Sep
18
4:30 pm16:30

Youth Workshop with Kuumba Lynx

 (H)afrocentric will be leading a workshop with youth from Kuumba Lynx in Chicago.

All youth are welcome to attend this workshop on How to Create Your Own Comic.

 

(H)afrocentric: the Comic Presents 

 

How to Make Your Own Comic

For students (ages 12 and up)

Wednesday September 18, 2013

@ 4:30pm

4501 N. Clarendon

Chicago, Illinois

60640