The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), which incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture, is pleased to present Home, Healing, & Social Justice with Mama Charlotte Hill O’Neal—a special fundraiser hosted by Second Vice Chair of MoCADA’s Board Melissa Howell. This exclusive MoCADA event precedes the long anticipated 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, happening in Oakland, C.A. in October 2016.
Taking place at MoCADA on Wednesday, September 28, the event will feature Charlotte Hill O’Neal. Also known as “Mama C,” O’Neal is a former Black Panther and an accomplished, internationally recognized visual artist, performance artist, musician, and poet, with more than three decades of experience. Mama C currently lives with her husband, Pete O’Neal, in Tanzania where they founded the United African Alliance Community Center.
This special evening with Mama C will center around a conversation moderated by Emmy award-winning activist and filmmaker Lisa Russell, and will discuss Mama C’s contemporary works, social justice in communities of color, and using art as a means of healing. The program will also include readings from special guest poets of UrbanWord and a spoken word performance by recording artist Raliq Bashard.
- National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party
- Black Panther Commemoration Committee
- The New Black Arts Movement
- I Sell the Shadow
- United African Alliance Community Center
- Urban Art Beat
6:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Reception with free food and drinks.
7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Conversation with Mama C moderated by Lisa Russell.
8:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Jam session with Mama C on traditional African string instruments.
Proceeds from this event will benefit MoCADA’s free community programming, which is hosted annually. MoCADA aims to build communities through art, and it has hosted more than 500 events for residents of Brooklyn since 1999.
Please Note: All ticket purchases receive a VIP invite to a private social event with Mama C on Sunday, October 2.
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