Denton unites at Black Film Festival

The Denton Black Film Festival has begun.

Last evening’s opening reception was centered around a multi-media art exhibit on Fruitvale Station, imagining if the victim’s unjust outcome could have been reversed.

At a time when Americans are wondering what the future holds for a nation divided by racism, let this festival bring us together to contemplate and unite through the seventh art.dbff-poster

Discover Denton is covering the event. Check out my reviews of a few films that will be screened this weekend:

Baseball provides life lessons in “Take Me Out”

“Priyanth” motivates through fear; “Rise Up” shows story of MLK and Malcolm X.

On Friday, January 27th I’ll be covering the conversation with storyteller and film director Ya’Ke Smith* at UNT on the Square. The 75-minute workshop starts at 3:30 pm and admission is free.

Hope to see you at the festival this week!

*Unfortunately, the Ya’Ke Smith workshop was cancelled at the last minute due to a family emergency. Instead, on Saturday night I captured fragments of flying poetry at the Spoken Word Open Mic, followed by the grand poetry slam. Words to inspire, analyze, and catalyze.

 

 

Rise up together at the ELEVATE Women in Business Conference

This January 28, Tinto Tinta Translations will be at the ELEVATE: Women in Business Conference at the North Branch Library in Denton, TX. Come early to meet, greet, and treat yourself to a morning coffee.

ELEVATE! Women Finding and Sharing Success

Join us for a day of women finding success in the business and creative world. A panel of successful local businesswomen will tell their stories to inspire you and vendors will be available to discuss their products and services. Women are ‘raising the bar’ on success in Denton!

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Schedule

Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Vendor Tables 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Networking & Refreshments 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Location

North Branch Library: 3020 N. Locust St. Denton, TX

More Info

https://www.cityofdenton.com/CoD/media/City-of-Denton/Residents/Library/Quarterly-Program-Flier-Winter-2016.pdf