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Our services include workshops and informational sessions, and many advertised events throughout the year

Also you can call 215.898.0104, come by AARC @ 3537 Locust Walk, Suite 200, or check us out on Facebook to find out about upcoming programs and events.

Notice: "We value academic freedom and open expression.  The views and opinions expressed by presenters are those of the speakers during programs listed on this calendar and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Pennsylvania or the African-American Resource Center."

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Saturday, August 2

Africana Studies and the African-American Resource Center
Blackstar Film Festival: Half of a Yellow Sun

The audience at BlackStar is incredibly diverse across race, gender, religion, education level, income, and age. More than half come from outside of the Philadelphia region—making this simultaneously a must attend event for locals and a summer destination for tourists. Half of a Yellow Sun is about sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xrdaf2pq3Q.

Time:                    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:             International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
Access:                $10 General Admission; $7 Senior; $7 Student; $5 IHP Member
Contact:              http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/621153/ to purchase tickets


Monday, August 4

Graduate Student Center
Meditation Circle -- Weekly on Mondays

Start off your week relaxed and rejuvenated! Join your fellow graduate students for an hour of mindfulness and meditation. Register for one (or more...or all!) sessions! Sandi Herman, M.S., Health and Wellness Educator at Student Health Service will lead weekly group sessions featuring: guided seated meditation, moving meditation (qigong), self-massage, and other mind-body practices.

Time:                    Noon - 1:00 pm
Location:             Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Access:                Free and open to the Penn Community
Contact:              pdev2@gsc.upenn.edu


Tuesday, August 5

Graduate Student Center
Qigong Tuesdays

Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) literally means "energy work and incorporates slow, meditative movements with deep abdominal breathing. This meditation event led by Sandi Herman will provide time for you to slow down, get in touch with your body, and become whole.

Time:                    Noon - 1:00 pm  
Location:             Basement, Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Access:                Open to the Penn community
Contact:              215.746.6868 or pdev@gsc.upenn.edu

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Group Meditation

This is a drop-in group to improve concentration, decrease anxiety, improve your edge, and decrease procrastination--- so come as often or as little as you like. No need to sign up and most of all newcomers are always welcomed.

Time:                    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  
Location:             Level M, 133 S. 36th Street
Access:                Open to the Penn community
Contact:              Ella Ray, Ph.D @ 215.898.7021 or elray@upenn.edu

City Tap House
Network After Work - Phiadelphia

The event will give you the oppourtunity to network with some of the city's elite and find new clients, referrals, learn about industry trends (inside and outside of your industry), form strategic partnerships, find a new business partner, market your business, fill an open position and find your next career opportunity.

Time:                    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
Location:            City Tap House, 3925 Walnut Street
Access:               Must RSVP
Contact:              http://www.networkafterwork.com/events/2014-08-05-philadelphia-at-city-tap-house to RSVP


Wednesday, August 6

Urban Nutrition Initiative
2014 "End of Summr" Celebration

UNI cordially invite you to celebrate the achievements of our youth at our annual "Presentations of Learning" event. UNI's high school interns have been growing, cooking, teaching and goal-setting all summer and cannot wait to share what they learned with you. Rising Seniors Career Fair Exhibit will take place prior to dinner and the presentation of learning event from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

Time:                   5:30 pm -- 8:00 pm
Location:            NewmanPenn Women's Center, 3728 Chestnut Street (enter on Sansom Street between 37th & 39th)
Access:               RSVP required
Contact:            215.898.1600 or info@urbannutrition.org  


Thursday, August 7

Graduate Student Center
Guided Imagery

Learn to relax with techniques led by Sandi Herman.

Time:                    Noon - 1:00 pm  
Location:             Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Access:                Open to the Penn Community
Contact:              215.746.6868 or pdev@gsc.upenn.edu

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Friends of Malcolm X Memorial Park
14th Annual West Philadelphia Jazz Heritage Series

The sounds of some of the best Jazz in Philadelphia found right in the heart of West Philadelphia--hosted by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Friends of Malcolm X Memorial Park. August 7th will present "The Little Jazz Giants of Camden, NJ."

Time:                    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
Location:             Malcolm X Park, 52nd & Pine Streets
Access:                Free and open to the public
Contact:              TBA