Past Events

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Bernadette is thrilled when her daughter Elza, the first college graduate in the family, completes her master’s degree. But Elza breaks her mother’s heart by running off to their native Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in big city Nairobi. Drawn into a new world of theft and violence, he struggles to keep his acting and criminal worlds separate.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Black February documents an unprecedented series of concerts performed in February 2005 by the legendary jazz composer and conductor Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Conduction, his revolutionary technique for live music-making, Morris put on 44 performances in 28 days with 85 musicians.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

“OUT OF MANY, one people” is Jamaica’s national motto. And out of seven short films this one feature-length film about life in modern-day Jamaica, made by the New Caribbean Cinema collective, was born.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

The African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA) is proud to host the 6th Annual African Festival as part of the PECO Multicultural Series. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Through the voices of freedom fighters and leaders, this feature-length documentary highlights the birth, realization and problems confronted by African independence movements. The film covers four watershed events—World War Two, the end of colonialism, the Cold War, and the era of African republics—and shows a unique side of the Africa’s recent history.

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 4:15pm - 6:00pm

Living Thinkers examines the intersection of race, class and gender through the experiences of contemporary Black women professors and administrators. It reveals the travails, disappointments and triumphs of Black women professors in the U.S.

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 2:45pm - 5:00pm

Curated by Maori Karmael Holmes. This program features short films in which things what they seem—mysteries are unveiled, redemption is found, and some secrets gets pushed down even further.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Question Bridge is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates dialogue between Black men from diverse backgrounds. These exchanges create a question bridge, a media-based forum for necessary, honest expression and healing dialogue about topics that divide, puzzle and unite Black males in the United States.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

At International Visitors Council (IVC)'s First Thursday prime networking events, attendees can expect to meet interesting and lively people from around the world! This is guaranteed to be a friendly evening of citizen diplomacy that will create lasting and positive impressions of the U.S., Philadelphia and of attendees.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in Harlem, Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Experimental Shorts curated by Amir George and Erin Christovale. Curator Erin Christovale will be present for a Q&A after the film. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 11:00am - Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 9:00pm

Dubbed “the black Sundance” by Ebony Magazine, the BlackStar Film Festival is a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent in a global context

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 9:00am - Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 12:00pm

The Global Leadership Seminar is open to all rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. This four-day seminar will focus on the key issues impacting the rise of Africa as a leading competitor in the global marketplace.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Women for Greater Philadelphia, on five Sunday evenings in 2013, will again present its well established summer "pastiche", the Concerts by Candlelight at Laurel Hill.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts are proud to present Passport to World Cinema, a handpicked selection of the year's strongest cinema from around the globe.

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Join the Tibetan Buddhist Center beneath the full moon, to offer a beautiful Panden Lhamo sadhana and mantras, in communion with Lama Losang Samten, Rinpoche, on retreat in Nepal.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Women for Greater Philadelphia, on five Sunday evenings in 2013, will again present its well established summer "pastiche", the Concerts by Candlelight at Laurel Hill.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

The topic of discussion will be "UNA Women: A Platform for Women’s Empowerment and Activism" with keynote speaker Tanisha Dyall, Senior Associate of National Membership for the UN Foundation.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Tibetan Buddhist Center (TBC) for a one day Heart of Compassion Summer Retreat at none other than Vulture Peak Mountain*, an historical preservation space in Ridley Creek State Park.