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Black Girls Are From the Future 

When: Sat., March 22, 6-9 p.m. 2014
Price: $10
On New Year’s Eve of 2009, Oakland native Renina Jarmon was alone in a new city, smarting from a breakup and feeling a little lost and definitely not in the mood to party. But she slithered into her fancy silver leggings, thus prompting a friend to ask her if she came from the future. What started as an innocuous comment became a symbolic statement became the internationally used Twitter hashtag #blackgirlsarefromthefuture, and now, a collection of essays about race, food, feminism, sexuality, storytelling, pop culture, power, and, yes, leggings. Join Jarmon as she reads along with Juliana “Jewels” Smith, author of (H)afrocentric, at Betti Ono Gallery (1427 Broadway, Oakland) this weekend; BYO metallic legwear.
— Ellen Cushing


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