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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 16

Peco and Scribe Video Center
Street Movies

Street Movies is offering free outdoor screenings in our own neighborhoods. Back for its 17th summer of independent film and video, Street Movies! will highlight voices within the various communities across the city, allowing audiences to gain access to current independent films that will spark discussion about issues that are relevant to the community. Films include: Them That Do: Lisa Barkley; The Story of An Egg; and Creation Story.

Time:                    7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:             Roberto Clemente Playground, Park, 1800 Mt. Vernon Street (at Wallace Street); Rain location: Roberto Clemente Rec Center
Access:                Free and open to the public
Contact:              Scribe Video Center at melissa@scribe.org

The Rotunda
Featuring Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde and Monica McIntyre

Will be reuniting in the place where they met, Philly, for a special night of performances. Taina will be celebrating the release of her latest album "Fruit of Hope". Her group Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde combine powerful vocals with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock, inspiring audiences to dance to the movement of rebellion. Monica based in New Orleans, seamlessly blends: Blues, Soul, Classical, Jazz, Reggae and Middle Eastern sounds with the unique cello techniques of: slapping, plucking and strumming, into an unforgettable musical landscape.

Time:                    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:             The Rotunda, Graduate Student Center, 4014 Walnut Street
Access:                $10 - $15 sliding scale
Contact:              https://www.facebook.com/therotundaphilly


Monday, August 18

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 19

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


Wednesday, August 20

Penn Professional Staff Assembly & the Office of Government and Community Affairs
Penn Voter Education Task Force Information Session

Members of the Penn community is invited to join a pilot program to volunteer for on campus Election Day activities. To become a volunteer and strengthen our community of civic awareness and participate in Election Day activities, join OGCA for a brief info session.

Time:                    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:             1st floor, Arch Building, 3601 Locust Walk
Access:                RSVP required
Contact:              ogca@exchange.upenn.edu

Penn Museum
Summer Nights Concert Series: Minas

Celebrating 30 years since moving from Rio de Janeiro to the Philadelphia area, Minas’s innovative yet timeless sound blends north and south for magical music that hints at folk, blues, jazz, scat, and samba, with a unique combination of Brazilian and American roots. Lounge with a drink in the lush garden setting of the Penn Museum’s Stoner Courtyard, then join a gallery tour during intermission.

Time:                    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:             The University of Penn Museum of Archaeology an Anthropology, 3260 South Street
Access:                $10 general admission; free to children under 5, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees
Contact:              215.898.4000


Thursday, August 21

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 21st will feature "Alto Saxist Immanuel Wilkins."

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


Friday, August 22

The Rotunda
Rafiya's 2nd Annual Benefit Concert featuring lyricist Su Picasso

A portion of the proceeds will go to EHOBO (Empowering Humanity One by One), a non-profit dedicated to the health care and education of children and women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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