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August Event Picks

Events in the Philly Area in August we think are worth checking out!


8th Annual BlackStar Film Festival

August 1st-4th



"The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global communities of color, showcasing films by black, brown and indigenous people from around the world."


Experiments in Joy: Black Girlhood and Beyond

August 10th @ 4pm @Free Library of Philadelphia




"Join performance memoirist Gabrielle Civil and children's and YA author Zetta Elliott for a reading of collaborative and solo work drawn from black girlhood and a discussion of black feminism, honesty, and imagination. Former Philadelphia poet laureate Yolanda Wisher will moderate as all three black feminists navigate, race, gender, art, and community. Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments provided."


"Revolution Remix" Concert

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM


"Join us for the public launch of SAADA's sound tour of Philadelphia that will change the way you understand this city and its history. It's time to celebrate the inclusion of South Asian narratives into the heart of the American republic with five dynamic, talented South Asian musicians from across the country."


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