Afro Philly and the National Black Guide presents Black Arts Festival theme Engaging and Encouraging Men of Color
The Black Arts Festival makes a hearty return to Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Rotunda Theater, 4014 Walnut Street. The afternoon and evening scheduling of events are being supported by the webportal Afro Philly and the National Black Guide, an urban content multi media brand. The official kick-off will be on Sunday, April 7th during 12noon live radio appearance with host Al Knight on WKDU 90.1 FM.
The agenda for Wednesday, April 10th at the Rotunda opens with a 3:30pm - 5:00pm session called a Black Think Tank hosted by author Robert Hayes. Activist, concerned citizens, political candidates, intellectuals, citywide movers and shakers are invited to participate in this interactive and open discussion that focuses on urban problem solving. Participants are invited to come out and get involved. More information can be obtained by calling Robert Hayes at email@example.com or 215-776-8642.
The 5pm-8pm evening portion of the program will be a film showing, book signing, listening session and chat with bestsellling, awardwinning and critically acclaimed writer Mic Tabon (OG Law). This session is free and open to the public and will include film and movie showings of "The Cage", "American Nightmare" and "Fight Hate with Love." The Cage is a story of survival and a testament about how Philly's streets look to bring one young man down and entangle him with violence, anger and death. Fight Hate with Love is an international awardwinner that chronicles Mic Tabon local and national travels across America to hype the causes of violence prevention and social justice. Though not necessary but encouraged, group or individual reservations can be made by contacting 267-230-0317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program at 8pm is entitled L.I.T. (Legendary Iconic Teen), a Lounge Healing through Performance Art Showcase presented by Life Outside the Streets and Move in Silence. This Teen and school student event is hosted by fisbanga and will highlight hip hop, R & B and spoken word. Youth can sign up to perform by contacting the Producer Jon McKay at 724-624-2873 or email@example.com.
The Black Arts Festival is held semi annually as a public health convening and is coordinated by the Alternative Learning Institute and the National Black Arts Spoken Word Tour.