Twitter is awesome, but sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough space to share all our thoughts about the amazing things happening around us! So in This Week’s Fav Tweets (TWFT), we’ll share some of our insights into the things we share. Enjoy!
We LOVE Dance Theater of Harlem! We’re totally inspired by their mission and vision, and the impact they’ve made on the dancing community of color. After a nine-year hiatus, the main company is back with a New York City debut at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Their season started on Thursday, but it runs April 10-14, and most days have two performances, so you can’t miss it! Click here for more information on the two programs they’re presenting: http://www.
Director Shola Lynch’s ‘Free Angela & All Political Prisoners’ is the type of film I have been craving for far too long. An expert presentation of Angela Davis’ most notorious struggle and victory over institutionalized oppression, the film escorts you through wave after wave of emotion. Ms. Davis’ story is told in her signature measured and fiercely intelligent voice, which sets the tone for the whole film. It consistently demonstrates the importance of retelling — of historical events, social movements, personal histories — to keep current the lessons and mysteries of human experience. A real joy to witness. The documentary just opened in theaters on April 5th, and I would seriously encourage you to see it on the big screen. Watch the trailer and find tickets here, (http://trailers.apple.com/
Colorlines is a smartly-written and accessible online news site that addresses the racial implications of many events that are being covered by other news media outlets. I appreciate that it digs deeper than other sites, attempting to approach the subtext of popular stories rather than just relay them. Very refreshing.