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Apr 6, 2017

Explore the emerging elements of the Black psychedelic impulse and how the arts began to play an effective role in uprooting presumptions of the institutions of the day. “Awakenings” is the first of three panel discussions in the series “Psychedelic Soul,” presented by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and the California Historical Society.

Panel includes:

  • Dr. Lewis Watts (UC Santa Cruz)
  • R.G.Davis, PhD (Founder and Director of the SF Mime Troupe 1964)
  • Rosa Lee Brooks (singer and music producer)
  • Moderated by Rickey Vincent, author of Party Music and lecturer at UC Berkeley and California College of the Arts.

About the series:


Psychedelic Soul will engage with the community over three encounters. These panel discussions examine the scope and breadth of the influence of the Summer of Love on the African American community.

The second event in the series, Encounter 2: Aspirations of 1967, will be held July 13 at 6:30PM at the California Historical Society. Find that event here .

CHS and MoAD believe in the radical reframing of the Summer of Love to ensure that it encompasses the multitude of voices involved and inherent movements that shaped it. Some are well known, others are not. Our duty is to all histories and to ensure a deep, critical examination of the Summer of Love.

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Apr 6, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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