City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view a complete list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Black Panther: Paradigm Shift or Scam?
Friday, November 9 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Come to Alphabet City for a reading and discussion of Black Panther: Paradigm Shift or Scam? – A Collection of Reviews and Essays on a blockbuster film presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. Third World Press Foundation publisher Haki Madhubuti and author Herb Boyd have gathered an eclectic group of scholars, film scholars, filmmakers and activists, to critically assess the cultural gains and pitfalls related to the release of the film. Does the blockbuster movie stay true to T’Challa’s radical roots, and where does it stray Herb Boyd, who co-edited the book, will lead the book review and discussion.