The Next To Kin Festival

We celebrated the legacy and contribution of Octavia Butler this year and her brilliance. Through a play festival, The Next of Kin Black Women's One Act Festival April 27th-April 29th 2018. This festival is in homage to Kindred and examines the lives and stories of Black women in 2218. We have focused on this theme to promote the belief that Black women have the tools and capacity to survive even the most turbulent of times, that we indeed make it to the "future". That despite systemic attempts to break and oppress Black women, we have the innate ability to not only survive but thrive, using our creative genius.  

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