For our December First Friday at Omi Gallery we will host LISTENINGS pt. 2 PLUS our Artist Holiday Bazaar featuring local creative entrepreneurs including visual, literary and musical artists!
The evening will also include #NODAPL Ceremony, live music, poetry, prose, and movement!
LISTENINGS are part of our ongoing progarmming for “Survival Pending Revolution: Black Panther Party 50” Archival and Contemporary Musings on Love.
Friday | DEC 2nd | 630p – 10p | FREE
LISTENINGS LINE-UP Includes:
DJ Wazir Khabir
BAAITS (Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits)
KImiko Joy - Emcee
Regina Evans #IWillNotParticipateCampaign
Candice "Antique" Davis
HOSTED BY Ashara Ekundayo, Nia Fairweather, Melorra Green & Melonie Green
“Survival Pending Revolution: Black Panther Party 50”
Archival and Contemporary Musings on Love
“Survival Pending Revolution” explores the Panthers’ contributions and impact locally and abroad 50 years after their inception. Featuring rare archival material from the collection of Oakland-based archivist Lisbet Tellefsen, the exhibit highlights include never-before-seen photographs, original prints, posters, and original newspapers promoting “community survival programs” created to “Serve the People: body and soul.” An additional complimentary installation “Comrade Sister” features contemporary works inspired by and honoring the women of the the Party and beyond displaying the work of Joan Tarika Lewis, Karen Seneferu, Ain Bailey, Marnika Shelton, April Martin, Bushmama, Jay Katelansky, and Audacious I Am.
“Survival Pending Revolution: Black Panther Party 50” is produced by the curatorial team including Ashara Ekundayo, Melorra & Melonie Green, Lisbet Tellefsen and Nia Fairweather.
The show is on display October 7, 2016 – January 7, 2017.