Just wanted to share a few snapshots of our screening events in Oakland, where I partnered with Faith Adiele to show our respective films about our journeys to uncover the cultural roots of our Blackness.
Following the screening(s) we engaged our audiences in a more in depth discussions about identity and belonging by examining our creative efforts to document the diaspora through our distinctly mixed-race, feminist lenses. Here are some comments from audience members following the events:
– Very insightful and touching.
– Great perspective on finding belonging & self
– Excellent opportunity to open up dialogue
– New discussions of home
– Fascinating to hear the perspectives of people who grew up between so many cultures
– It spoke to the challenges of Mixed-Race Africans & the disconnect b/w Africans & African Americans
– It definitely provided a new perspective around cultures, identity, and I was deeply moved by both of their stories. It makes me want to learn more about these matters.
– Beautiful mixed race women shared their deep, layered and complex perspectives. A blessing to witness. Thank you.
– American media’s role in the divide between African immigrants and African-Americans.
– Compelling storytelling & rich tapestries. Very informative.
– Outstanding conversation about heritage.
Look forward to finding more opportunities for Faith and I to bring to a broader audience…
Beautiful poster promoting our event at Laney College.
Arriving in Oakland
the question at the heart of it all...
the fabulous Faith Adiele...
Me ~ eager to sink my teeth into the Korean food we just ordered...
with Faith at the beautiful Museum of African Diaspora
the Afro-Viking and the TanzKoMerican pointing to their respective homelands.
a full house at MOAD!!
thanks to HyeKyung Kang for this, the only shot I have of our post-screening conversation at MOAD
a beautiful crowd.
such a diverse gathering, across all ages, ethnicities, genders.
grateful for these audience shots...
delighting in our MOAD moment...