The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen: A Film Screening

Join us for a film screening of The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen and a reading from Bowen's book, Out of the Blue: Aleta's Stories performed by Founder and Executive Director of Spectrum Queer Media, Kin Folkz.


This is the story of a black girl who came of age during Jim Crow in inner city Boston – her discovery of dance, and where that led. When she was married with two children and running a dance school in the heart of the black community, she discovered feminism and soon realized her desire for a different life, leading her to a new city and a new identity.

Her stories are unique, candid and funny. Bowen’s former dance mentor, her family, former students — dance and academic, activists, educators, and colleagues, show the depth of her influence and bridge her passionate pursuits across the decades.


About the filmmaker:

Jennifer Abod is an award-winning video and audio documentarian, educator and publisher. Her films include "The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen" (2016), "The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision Of Audre Lorde" (2002), and "Look us in the Eye: The Old Women’s Project" (2006). Both "Pursuits" and "Audre Lorde" are distributed by Women Make Movies, the world’s leading distributor of films by and about women. Angela Bowen is her partner of 37 years.




About Kinfolkz:

Kin Folkz is an award-winning educator, human rights artivist, author, community catalyst, founder of the Oakland Pride Creative Arts & Film Fest, the founder of the Oakland Queer +Trans Open Mic, a BiNet USA National Board Member, a member of Black Lives Matter Bay Area and Queer Black Lives Matter. With a MA in Ethnic Studies (SFSU) and both a MA and PhD abd in Education (Stanford University), Kin's work has been lauded by the Huffington Post and presented within and outside of the US including Japan, South Africa, and Jamaica.


Event date: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612