october, 2016

26oct6:30 pm9:00 pmFilm Screening and Discussion: MN Migration


Event Details

Open to the public
Food catered by Breaking Bread
Screening of excerpts of Daniel Pierce Bergin’s TPT documentaries: “North Star: Minnesota’s Black Pioneers” and “Cornerstones: A History Of North Minneapolis,”
Learn about the lives that were touched by The Great Migration, the mass relocation of African-Americans from South to North. Sylvia Loveless Amos shares the stories of her family members who came to Minnesota under diverse circumstances to make a home and a difference. Hear from Step Afrika! founder and executive director C. Brian Williams who will describe the art of Step and how their signature work uses images, color palette and motifs of Jacob Lawrence’s paintings to tell the migration story through body percussion and dance.

Visiting from Washington, DC, Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the art of stepping. They bring to the Ordway stage their new production, “The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence”, which is a celebration artist Jacob Lawrence and his iconic painting series that charts the story of African-American migrants moving from the south to the north in the early 1900s.

Step Afrika! will perform one-night-only at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30pm. For tickets, call the Ordway at 651.224.4222 or visit ordway.org.


(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Capri Theater

2027 West Broadway Avenue Minneapolis, MN