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An Evolutionary History of Visual Art + Music

June 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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Thursday, June 24, 7PM PT
An Evolutionary History of Visual Art + Music
Presented by Cassidy Correia and Devan Kirk
Hosted by Black Cinema Collective & Partners
Event link: https://fb.me/e/2ryEPlODW

CASSIDY CORREIA is a first-generation student at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is majoring in International Studies with a focus in International Human Rights and minoring in Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian studies. With an indigenous Brazilian background, her current studies focus on the human rights of indigenous communities. Cassidy was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and has a deep connection to Seattle music scene.
IG @cassidygcorreia

DEVAN KIRK is a recent graduate from the University of Washington, where they just received their degree in Art and Anthropology. They were born and raised in Seattle, Washington and have been an active part of the University of Washington community, especially as a former track & field Student-Athlete. Devan also makes art in their spare time, typically using photography as their medium. He is planning to move to the Netherlands to study Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam in August!
IG + Twitter @takkiatsu

Black Cinema Collective (f. 2019) is a Washington-based group of artists and cultural practitioners who examine and celebrate Black films through programmed screenings, watch parties, and community discussions focusing local and global filmmakers from African and Afro-Diasporic communities. We hold space for the complex existence and storytelling inventions of Black folx, also curating intersectional histories and topical stories seen in multidisciplinary forms of filmmaking from artists, activists, documentarians, and organizers. Through our work we explore the broad multiplicity of Afro-Diasporic cultures.
Website: blackcinemacollective.org
IG @blackcinemacollective
Twitter: @blackcinemacltv

Sited in a fifth-generation, Black-owned home, Wa Na Wari is an immersive community art project that reclaims Black cultural space and makes a statement about the importance of Black land ownership in gentrified communities. Our mission is to create space for Black ownership, possibility, and belonging through art, historic preservation, and connection. Referred to as a “container for Black joy,” Wa Na Wari incubates and amplifies Black art and belonging while providing a safe space for organizing and movement building. By renting a house from a vulnerable Black homeowner, and giving that space back to the Black community, Wa Na Wari is an active model for how Black art and culture can combat gentrification and displacement. Wanawari.org

SIFF believes in film’s unique power to share original stories, diverse perspectives, and rich emotional journeys. Beginning in 1976 with the annual Seattle International Film Festival, then expanding into year-round programming, and our five-screen SIFF Cinema, we have offered experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world for nearly five decades. Our audiences allow us to take risks, host complex conversations, and truly appreciate film. Our programs include SIFF Cinema, Seattle International Film Festival, and SIFF Education. siff.net

LANGSTON is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, established in 2016 to lead programming within the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. LANGSTON guides generative programs and community partnerships that center Black art, artists and audiences and honor the ongoing legacy of Seattle’s Black Central Area. We support a variety of enriching programs, across multiple disciplines, rooted in our mission and values. langstonseattle.org

The Henry is internationally recognized for bold and challenging exhibitions, for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere new works by established and emerging artists. Through individual experiences with art, we inspire visitors to upend their expectations and discover surprising connections henryart.org


BIPOC-owned, BIPOC-curated, BIPOC artist(s), Women-owned, Women curated, Women artist(s), LGBTQIA+ artist(s)
Event Type
Film & Video, Lectures & Panels


Wa Na Wari
911 24th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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