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Black History Month

Friday Night, February 3rd, Oakland Museum of California

We will enjoy the food trucks, music, family activities, and see the exhibit:  ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE: BLACK PANTHERS AT 50.  Coinciding with the Black Panther Party’s 50th anniversary in October 2016, this exhibit presents a contemporary view on the legacy of this visionary group, told from multiple perspectives. Meet at the museum, or carpool.  Coordinate with Nancy Taylor 510-325-4957 or ngtaylor94619@yahoo.com.

Friday Night, February 10th: Movie – Hidden Figures,  We’re going to the Grand Lake Theater to see the Academy Award nominated movie HIDDEN FIGURES.  Show starts at 7:00 pm.  Contact Nancy Taylor to carpool or meet at theater. Film synopsis: This true story, which takes place in the early 1960s, as the U.S. seeks to surpass the Soviet Union in the space race, three mathematically and technologically gifted African-American women must cope with racism and sexism while performing vital tasks at NASA’s segregated Virginia facilities.

Weds, Feb 22, 7:30-9:30 PM:  “Defamation”
Valley Center for the Performing Arts, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA

MORE THAN A PLAY  Contact Nancy Taylor.

The Play explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury. The premise is a civil suit: A South Side African-American woman sues a Jewish North Shore real estate developer for defamation. The legal issue is whether or not she was falsely accused of stealing his watch and causing her financial harm. Through deliberations and post-show discussions, audiences engage in civil discourse that challenges pre-conceived notions and ultimately delivers the verdict. Free to the public, seating is limited.

Sunday, February 26th, JAZZ at Scott’s.  Enjoy brunch while listening to Tony Pegram on drums with the jazz combo.  Lunch/Brunch at Scott’s in Jack London Square.  Contact Philippia Pegram or Nancy Taylor.

Tuesday, February 28th, We will gather for an afternoon matinee  to see the documentary movie “I Am Not Your Negro”, on the works of James Baldwin, and then have dinner afterward to discuss the film.  Time and place to be announced as the date draws nearer.  See Laurie’s blog post on this film.  Nancy Taylor.

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