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August 2018

I Am Not Your Negro

August 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! I Am Not Your Negro is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, Remember This House. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom James Baldwin personally knew, only a 30-page manuscript of the book was ever completed. Combining Baldwin’s manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, I Am Not Your Negro uses Baldwins words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American…

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Strong Island

August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. It is the story of the Ford family: Barbara Dunmore, William Ford and their three children and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of race in America. In April 1992,…

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A Fantastic Woman

August 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Screening Friday, August 17, 2018, 7pm Matinee Saturday, August 18, 2018, 3pm Screening Saturday, August 18, 2018, 7pm Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina's birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able…

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January 2019

26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-A-Thon

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stratton Center at Bordwell Park, 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92507 United States
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$25

Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-A-Thon: "Walking for Peace and Justice" Join us on January 21st as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! This year our theme is 'Walking for Peace and Justice'. Our 5K walk will start at Stratton Center and end at the RCC Digital Library with a stop at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on Main Street. Free shuttle services back to Stratton Center will be available every half hour beginning at 11 am.…

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February 2019

40th Annual Riverside Black History Parade, Expo & Car Show

February 9 @ 10:00 am
Riverside Community College, 4800 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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