Tag Archives: BAF

A Voice of Reason

Are you a literature fanatic or just looking for a productive way to spend an hour? If so, come on out to our Lunch and Learn in which we will explore the wonderful world of African American literature and its impact on the Black community. All are welcome to come out on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 2-3pm in the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center to enjoy a wonderful mix of poetry, spoken word and a discussion that is sure to educate. This event will feature a talk by Professor Christopher Okonkwo titled “A Stressed Antiphony: Literature, Life, and the Black Experience”

This event is a part of the GOBCC’s Black Arts Festival Events which focuses on various forms of art and the impact that African American’s have had on each. Each Black Arts Festival event focuses on a specific art form and highlights the work of performers and artists from all over the nation. The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments provided.

Color Outside the Lines: A Tattoo Documentary

COTL Flyer

“Color Outside the Lines” is a tattoo documentary about the history and struggles of the world’s top Black tattoo artists. The film highlights the history of Black tattoo culture, its beginnings in the heavily segregated south, signature styles and influences, medias influences on tattooing trends, different types of artists, personal struggles associated with being a Black tattoo artist, etc. In addition to viewing the documentary, renowned tattoo artists Miya Bailey and filmmaker Artemus Jenkins will be on hand for a Q&A session.

This event is a part of the GOBCC’s Black Arts Festival Events which focuses on various forms of art and the impact that African American’s have had on each. Each Black Arts Festival event focuses on a specific art form and highlights the work of performers and artists from all over the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Event is co-sponsored by the Chancellors Diversity Initiative, Legion of Black Collegians and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.