this week in Church Hill

11/29/2008 8:57 AM by

The Black Candle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; ad-hoc CHA meeting ; Psychology of the Black Experience @ FRC; CHA Membership Party; MORE…

The Black Candle

Sat Nov 29 3:30 pm
Written and directed by M.K.Asante, Jr., narrated by Maya Angelou. Q&A to follow the film. $7/$5

The Black Candle is a landmark, vibrant documentary that uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience.

Narrated by world renowned poet Maya Angelou and directed by award-winning author and filmmaker M.K. Asante, Jr., The Black Candle is an extraordinary, inspirational story about the struggle and triumph of African-American family, community, and culture.

Filmed across the United States, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, The Black Candle is a timely illumination on why the seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith) are so important to African-Americans today.

The first feature film on Kwanzaa, The Black Candle traces the holiday’s growth out of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s to its present-day reality as a global, pan-African holiday embraced by over 40 million celebrants.

With vivid cinematography and an all star cast that features the best and brightest from the hip-hop and the civil rights generations, The Black Candle is more than a film about a holiday: it’s a celebration of a people!

The Black Candle

Beginning Computer Classes for Adults

Tue Dec 2 10:30 am
Have computer questions and don’t know where to begin? Come by the library and we’ll help you get started! East End Library (2414 R Street, (804) 646-4474)

ad-hoc CHA meeting

Tue Dec 2 7:00 pm
Church Hill Association @ St. John’s Parish Hall

To discuss important matters relating to the Association and community. The 2009 CHA budget along with the new zoning for the area, (which has been briefed and discussed at two previous meetings) needs to be voted on by the membership.

This will be followed by a discussion on the proposed plan to build a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom by Highwoods Properties, based in Raleigh, N.C., and an update on the Oakwood Heights project.
Members are encouraged to please plan on attending this meeting so that a quorum of CHA members will be present and the Association can conduct business/discuss/vote on these issues.

Psychology of the Black Experience @ FRC

Wed Dec 3 7:00 pm
lecture by Dr. Shawn Utsey, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Psychology, VCU

From a series of lectures on Black history, culture and related issues being presented at the Family Resource Center as a collaboration between VCU’s Department of African American Studies, Richmond’s Slave Trail Commission, the Family Resource Center, the Elegba Folklore Society and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences.

CHA Membership Party

Fri Dec 5 7:00 pm
@2300 Club – Come on out and join the Church Hill Association. If you’re already a member, come on out and be appreciated.


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