Press Release

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 2:49pm
OMCA PRESENTS INNOVATIVE TRANSMEDIA PROJECT EXPLORING BLACK MALE IDENTITY IN AMERICA

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents Question Bridge: Black Males on view January 20 through April 22, 2012. The innovative video installation features dialogue between 150 black men recruited from eleven American cities and towns. The project includes multiple video screens placed in two arcs in the Museum's Gallery of California Art that will play videos of black men responding to questions edited in a way so that it appears as if the men were having a conversation.

OMCA Public Program
Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable 
Saturday, February 11, 1-3 pm

The forum responds to a question posed by a member of the Hip-Hop generation to members of the Civil Right generation, "Why didn‘t you leave us the blueprint?"  This question will be the catalyst for a multigenerational discussion about values, leadership, and strategies for overcoming the social issues that have emerged in local communities over the past 40 years. Chris Chatmon, executive director of the Oakland Unified School District, moderates the panel of local black male youth and young adult community leaders and established local black male community leaders. Included with Museum admission.

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