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Jan 28, 2015
The YAMS Collective
Race, Art, and Being Black
This international art collective’s cinematic opera explores the concept of being black in a post-racial world. Following a showing of the avant-garde film, a panel discussion with YAM members will explore the ways “being black” is influenced by culture, people, and place.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:00PM

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The Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, WA 98101
Doors open: 6:00pm


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HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? is an international art collective whose cinematic “Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera” focuses on the central question of “What happens to the black body when it is haunted by a ‘blackness’ outside of it?” Filmed in 34 parts, the film (which was withdrawn from the 2014 Whitney Biennial in protest) draws attention to global racial strife and the politics of being black. Following a screening of this avant-garde piece, a panel discussion with YAMS mentor Greg Tate, and members Christa Bell (of Seattle), Nana Adusei-Poku, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Sienna Shields will explore the ways being black is influenced by culture, people, and place.

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Presented by: Town Hall, The New Foundation Seattle, Northwest African American Museum, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, On the Boards, Seattle People of Color Salon, Women Who Rock, and Zenyu Healing, as part of the Arts & Culture series.

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