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The Baobab Presents...

DARK GIRLS

Friday, December 16th, 7:00 PM

Dark Girls  is a fascinating and controversial documentary film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that  dark -skinned women face throughout the world. Dark Girls is a 2012 documentary film by American filmmakers Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry. It documents colorism based on skin tone among African Americans, a subject still considered taboo by many black Americans. The film contains interviews with notable African Americans including Viola Davis. It also reports on a new version of the 1940s black doll experiment by Kenneth and Mamie Clark, which proved that black children had internalized racism by having children select a white or a black doll (they typically chose white) based on questions asked. Discussion will follow this film.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Black Candle - December 23rd, 7 PM to 9 PM

Narrated by the poet  Maya Angelou  and directed by author and filmmaker  M. K. Asante , The Black Candle is about the struggle and triumph of African-American family, community, and culture.
The documentary traces the Kwanzaa holiday's growth out of the  Black Power Movement  in the 1960s to its present-day reality. Discussion will follow.


WEEKLY PROGRAMMING:

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Yoga 
YOGA with Jim Thompson: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED: Tuesday evenings 5:45 - 7:15;  BEGINNING TO INTERMEDIATE "EASY" YOGA: Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15.

Africa
 
AFRICAN WORLD HISTORY CLASS
Tuesdays, 7:30 pm. Instructor/Facilitator Michael Campbell. 
 
Drumming
WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING WITH FANA BANGOURA:  Saturdays at the Baobab.
 
Ages 14 through Adult: 9:30am-11am
Youth Ages 4-13: 11am-12pm
 
Experience the power and spiritual essence of the drum!  West African drumming is an excellent way to achieve increased focus, self-discipline, and cultural pride. Prior registration and own drum encouraged, but not required.  Walk-ins welcome.
 
 
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