We can hardly wait for the start of our annual AfroSolo Arts Festival. The AfroSolo team has been working hard to put on a great community event for August! Most of the event are open and free to the community, so be sure to bring your friends and family. Here’s the line up:
Tribute to Paul Robeson
- August 2nd at 1-3PM at Yerba Buena Gardens – Mission St. (between 3rd and 4th St.), San Francisco, CA 94103
- Tribute to Paul Robeson by Anthony Brown and pianist Dr. Carl Blake
Community Health Fair 10-1PM
Project Empowerment – Succeeding Against the Odds
- Workshops to serve and support young Black men and boys from entering the juvenile system
September 27th: Scene 1 – The Audacity to Succeed – Young Black Men and Boys Soaring into the Future
- Workshops and panels for job, internship, and apprentice opportunities
- Inspirational and upbeat day to plan for a great future
September 27th: Scene 2 – Great Performances by Young Black Men and Boys
- Theater, music, and dance
Scene 3 – Lighting up the Future: Letters From Black Men to Young Black Men and Boys
- An anthology of letters written from Black men to younger Black men and boys with the goal to uplift, inspire and motivate them.
- We plan to publish the book in the winter of 2014
Black Voices Series
- Performances by 4 extraordinary performers that give voice to the black experience
Workshops for Developing Your Arts Organization
- Solo performance workshop
- Learn how to market yourself and expand your performing arts career
*Please note events are subject to change
We’re so excited for our Health Fair on August 9th which is just one month away! It will be located at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center (1050 McAllister St. San Francisco, CA 94115) from 10-1pm. We believe that a healthy community is a happy community, so join us for this free event. Along with health information, we are happy to announce blood pressure tests, sugar level tests, vision testing, and much more! We are looking forward to educating our community about health issues that affect all of us. The following are just a few of our community partners that will be present at the fair:
- Kaiser Permanente
- San Francisco Vegetarian Society
- Maxine Hall Health Center
- University of San Francisco Health Center
- Office of Citizen Company
- University of San Francisco EMR
- Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center
- Rainbow Grocery
- St. Mary’s Medical Center
- AfroSolo Theatre Company
Have you seen AfroSolo’s Youtube channel? We’ve had the opportunity to interview great people including painter, Nannette Harris, Artistic Director of the New Conservatory Theater Center, Ed Decker, and audience member reactions after Civil Rights Freedom Rider, Etta Ray Simpson’s, discussion at the Museum of the African Diaspora.
To watch our Youtube channel, click here.
We are excited for our first event in our AfroSolo Arts Festival coming up in August! On August 2nd, join us at the Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street between 3rd and 4th Streets in San Francisco for our Tribute to Paul Robeson. Robeson was an inspirational figure during the Civil Rights Movement. He was known to speak out against racism and stand up for social injustices. Robeson was internationally recognized for his voice and theatrical performances particularly in Othello and The Emperor Jones. Read more on his biography here.
Join the AfroSolo Theatre Company for AfroSolo Arts Festival’s 2oth anniversary season, August 2-September 28, 2014. Through art performances, career fairs, health seminars, and community engagement, AfroSolo is living its mission to nurture the African American community through the use of art. A big part of this year’s festival will center around uplifting, inspiring and uplifting young Black men and boys.
Find more info here.