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June 2017

9 GRAMS at My True Colors Festival

June 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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$18

Followed by Q&A with the playwright/performer Maisha Yearwood.

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9 GRAMS at My True Colors Festival

June 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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$18

Followed by Q&A with the playwright/performer Maisha Yearwood.

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July 2017

Activism Place at the Afro-Latino Festival

July 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216 United States
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$52

A tribute to women of the Diaspora. Featuring performances by Milly Quezada, Alison Hinds, Amara La Negra and hosts DJ Big Nito and Zahira Kelly.

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August 2017

9 GRAMS at National Black Theatre Festival

August 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Marriott Twin City, 425 N. Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, 27101 United States
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The legendary National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina welcomes 9 GRAMS to its Readers Series. Award-Winning playwright Maisha Yearwood will read her work about a Hollywood screenwriter who endures solitary confinement in a Turkish prison after being racially profiled as a drug trafficker. Based on a true story.

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9 GRAMS at the Inkwell

August 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oak Bluffs Public Library, 56R School Street
Oak Bluffs, MA 02568 United States
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Free

Steps from the famed Inkwell Beach on Martha's Vineyard, prize-winning playwright Maisha Yearwood performs a reading of her work 9 GRAMS. Based on a true story, this surprisingly funny play follows Hollywood screenwriter Ayeesha Freeman as she endures solitary confinement in a Turkish prison because of how she looks and who she loves. A Q&A…

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September 2017

Fortune Bay Series Featured at IFP Film Week

September 17, 2017 - September 21, 2017
Made in Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The Independent Filmmakers Project (IFP) selects the forthcoming Progressive Pupil television series Fortune Bay to its Project Forum September 17-21, 2017. The only international co-production market in the U.S., the Project Forum sets up meetings between content creators and executives, financiers, and other decision makers. Adapted from the prize-winning novel Land of Love and Drowning, the one-hour…

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November 2017

Black to the UK

November 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Rum Shack, 657 - 659 Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow, Scotland G41 2AB United Kingdom
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Awrite! Black and Cuba has been selected to be part of the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. It’s the largest film festival about the African diaspora in the United Kingdom. This is the award-winning documentary's second public screening in the UK, the first being near Electric Avenue in London's diverse Brixton neighborhood…

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February 2018

West Chester U. Welcomes Progressive Pupil Diversity Programs

February 22
West Chester University

At West Chester University in Pennsylvania, the department of psychology, ethnic studies program and the Dean's office co-sponsors Progressive Pupil's Coping with Microaggressions workshop and a screening of the film Black and Cuba featuring a Q&A with Dr. Robin J. Hayes. The programs were spearheaded by Dr. Janet Chang. For more information about how you can bring Progressive Pupil…

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March 2018

Princeton University Screens “Black and Cuba”

March 6
Princeton University

  The international Black and Cuba roadshow continues at Princeton University. Professor Naomi Murakawa of the university's African American studies Department included the film and talkback with director Dr. Robin J. Hayes in the graduate seminar, African American Intellectual Traditions. The film is also part of the Princeton library's permanent collection. To screen Black and Cuba in your college…

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Progressive Pupil at Black Portraitures “Color of Silence” Conference

March 24 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Harvard University Faculty Club, Faculty Club Library 20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Dr. Robin J. Hayes, Creative Director of Progressive Pupil, will share updates about two of our projects at the internationally acclaimed Black Portraitures Conference at Harvard University. This year's conference, which coalesces artists, activists and scholars together to discuss images of Black bodies in mainstream art, focuses on "The Color of Silence." Tiphanie Yanique, prize-winning author…

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