Engage: Beyond Feathers & Glitter

Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street, San Francisco, California

Join us for our first annual symposium, ENGAGE: Beyond Feathers & Glitter. The day-long event is an interactive symposium where visitors will have the opportunity to explore Carnival through engaging conversations and hands-on learning interwoven with lively performances. It is our hope that attendees will gain a better understanding of the global influence of Carnival and its greater cultural implications. The symposium is being organized in coordination with the exhibition, En Mas’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, on view at MoAD through March 4, 2018.

Admission includes attendance to all events:

Panel Discussions with:
Jacqueline Francis, PhD., Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts
Jovan Scott Lewis, PhD., Assistant Professor of African-American Studies and Geography, UC Berkeley
Jocelyne Guilbault, PhD., Professor of Music Scholarship, UC Berkeley
Kafi Payne, Doctoral candidate in Urban Education and Leadership, UC Berkeley
Imani Kai Johnson, PhD., Assistant Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, UC Riverside                                      Lucia Cantero PhD., Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of San Francisco
Mechelle Best, PhD., Associate Professor of Recreation and Tourism Management, Cal State University Northridge

Performances by:
Mas Makers Massive
Rara Tou Limen
Shabang! Steel Drum Band

Lecture/Demonstration by:
Roberto Borrell

Film Screening & Discussion with the Director:
Play the Devil (2016), written and directed by Maria Govan

Lunch Provided by:
Blackberry Soul Fine Catering

Advanced Purchase:
$45 – General Admission
$35 – MoAD Members
$25 – Students with ID

$55 at the door, if space is available

Admission to this event also includes complimentary admission on Friday, February 9, 6-9pm, to a celebration of our concurrent exhibition Otra Mas’: Forty Years of Carnaval in San Francisco

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