If you want to attend a special screening for Ava Duvernay’s upcoming A Wrinkle In Time screening, that will include a discussion about STEM, and a wrap up party at the world famous Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, look no further.
From the event’s official website: Join us for a screening filled with extra-planetary adventures hosted by Kennedy Allen aka ‘Storm Tribble” of the Black Tribbles podcast and Jr. Emcee & “On The JOB with Lani Lou” host, Lani Kai. The screening will feature a conversation with all-star Dr. Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of the Franklin Institute, as Black Sci-Fi.com, Teaspoon & Pound Media and WPFSI celebrate girls and STEM.
After the screening, the event will continue at Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse for a special STEM centered after party featuring presentations given by paleontologists David Wilcots of Dinosaurs, Fossils and Adventures and Aja Carter of The Academy of Natural Sciences. Representatives from the Franklin Institute Youth Programs will also be in attendance. The after party will be free and open to the public.
The after party at Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse is from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Head here for directions to the store.
The event is a celebration of STEM and #blackgirlmagic. Ava Duvernay’s $100 million magum opus is the first movie directed by a black female director with this budgeted amount, and the fact that its a movie that features a heroine of color using science to save the day is an added plus.
As famed Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols explained in a previous interview with BlackSci-Fi.com, “It is vitally important that all young people—not just women and minorities, but ALL of our young people–seek out education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). These are the disciplines that are needed to lead the world in innovations that will shape our future.”
If you’re in the Philly area, have a daughter, a son, or just want to support a great movie/ event, head to the below link, and sign up for this once in a lifetime event. You won’t want to miss it.
Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite at https://ourtimetowrinkle.eventbrite.com/ for $25.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17
1400 S Columbus BLVD
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Robert Jeffrey II is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in such publications as UVC Magazine, JaDore Magazine, BlackSci-Fi.com, and The Atlanta Voice Newspaper.He was chosen as a participant in the DC Comics Class of 2017 Writers Workshop . He is a regular contributor for the Tessera Guild, and his comic book work includes client work for the Centers for Disease Control, and Nitto Tires. His comic book writing includes work on such award winning/ nominated series as his creator owned series Route 3, Radio Free Amerika, Terminus Team-Up, and Soul of Suw. He’s yet to fulfill his dream of pop-locking to save a community center.
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