Identities: Past, Present & Future Kick-Off Celebration featuring the film “More than a Month” and T.U.P.A.C.
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Celebrate Black History Month with BIMA as it opens Identities: Past, Present & Future with an afternoon of festivities in the Museum.
Schedule of Events
2:30-4 PM – More Than a Month & Dance Performance
Join us in the Frank Buxton Auditorium for a screening of the film More Than a Month (PBS Independent Lens) by Shukree Hassan Tilghman as part of the Bainbridge Island School District’s Multicultural Advisory Council’s monthly Salon series. Following the film, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center will present a delightful dance performance. This event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited.
About More Than a Month
Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African-American filmmaker, sets out on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. He stops in various cities, wearing a sandwich board, to solicit signatures on his petition to end the observance. He explains that relegating Black History Month to the coldest, shortest month of the year is an insult, and that black history is not separate from American history. Through this thoughtful and humorous journey, he explores what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America.
More Than a Month is not just about a yearly tradition, or history, or being black in America. It is about what it means to be an American, to fight for one’s rightful place in the American landscape, however unconventional the means, even at the risk of ridicule or misunderstanding. It is a film is about discovering oneself.
4-7 PM – Opening Reception
Following the performances in the Frank Buxton Auditorium, join us for a community celebration and reception in the galleries with a welcome, artist introductions, and performances by Awesome Praise Gospel Choir (Kitsap County) joined by other regional choirs. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free with no reservation required.