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Chimurenga Library

5/24/2014
3:00 - 4:30

Main Library

African American Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor

100 Larkin St.

Join us for a moderated panel of speakers sharing first hand experiences at FestAc 77, a Pan-African cultural event held in Nigeria.

Discover new stories in the stacks of the San Francisco Public Library through this project by Chimurenga, a Cape Town collective focused on Pan-African history and culture. In addition to publishing, music, and Internet radio ventures, Chimurenga has created interventions in libraries ranging from the large City of Cape Town library to the small Keleketla community library in Johannesburg. In San Francisco, they are creating a simple system that allows browsers to connect various items in the library in a way that generates different narratives, with a focus on the participation of African American artists, writers, and performers in Pan-African festivals of the 1960s and 1970s.

Upcoming Events

Harlem of the West SF Project
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3:00 pm
African American Arts and Culture Complex,
A Litany For Survival:
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Storytelling history of music BVHP
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2:00 pm
Bayview, Bayview Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Envisioning the Classics with Color
Through Thursday, May 25, 2017
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center
Barack Obama: A Legacy of Hope
Through Thursday, June 1, 2017
Main Library, African American Center