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Celebrating the Feminine: The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Honors Women in March

Celebrating the Feminine: The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Honors Women in March

In honor of Women’s History Month, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center will present a series of events during the month of March that explore femininity and honor the contributions of women throughout the Americas, with an emphasis on the black life perspective. All events take place at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142.

Upcoming March events include:

Divinity Revealed Amadlozi Gallery Exhibition, March 5–30, 2015. Curated by Mikhaile Solomon, Divinity Revealed will premiere works by national artists, LaToya Hobbs, Sheena Rose, Martin Nyarko, and Amber Robles-Gordon. This exhibition explores femininity from the artist’s perspective within the context of their community and the world. The gallery’s opening reception is March 5th at 6 PM with curatorial presentations at 6:30 PM. It is free to attend; RSVP required; reservations are available at www.ahcacmiami.org or by phone 305-638 -6771.

Sisters! Celebration of the Human Spirit, March 6, 7, and 8, 2015. Written by Jerry Ayers, Sisters! Celebration of the Human Spirit is “a powerful and evocative play with a talented cast of women, telling tales in word, song, and movement. The story begins in the 1830s with the stories of enslaved women and ends in the 1890s with stories of liberated black women becoming teachers, doctors, business women, nurses and more.” This production is in partnership with the Center’s resident theatre company, The African American Performing Arts Community Theater. On Sunday, March 8th, a post-show Q&A will feature a multi-generational panel of community leaders who have helped shaped history in Miami-Dade County. Tickets prices: $20-$25; reservations are available at www.ahcacmiami.org or by phone 305-638 -6771.

Lecture Series, March 12 2015: Taiece Lanier and Yetunde Taiwo present a fun and engaging dialog on their book Sex Chocolate Cry. Both Authors discuss techniques to promote a healthy mood and hormonal balance during those challenging times of the month; Thursday, March 12th at 7:30 PM. Books will be available for purchase and refreshments served. Free to attend, RSVP required. Reservations are available at www.ahcacmiami.org or by phone 305-638 -6771.

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center closes the month with author Julie Mansfield. Ms. Mansfield presents her thought-provoking book Maybe God was Busy; one woman’s journey towards healing from sexual abuse. Mansfield discusses her experience and provides ways in which the community can help protect young people from abuse; Thursday, March 19th at 7:30 PM. Books will be available for purchase and refreshments served. Free to attend, RSVP required; reservations are available at www.ahcacmiami.org or by phone 305-638 -6771.