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Maryland Citizens For The Arts Presents ARTSLAB 2019

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Horowitz Center , 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

ARTSLAB IS A TRAVELING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM, PRESENTED BY MCA EACH YEAR, IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE STATE. ARTSLAB IS A PLACE WHERE ARTISTS, ARTS PROFESSIONALS, ADVOCATES AND MORE, COME TOGETHER TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES AND CONCERNS FACING THE ARTS SECTOR. IN ADDITION TO THRILLING PERFORMANCES, THE MORNING PORTION HIGHLIGHTS AN INDIVIDUAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER WHICH EXEMPLIFIES BEST PRACTICES FOR THE TOPIC AT HAND. THE AFTERNOON PORTION OF THE DAY IS A MIX OF HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, AND CASE STUDIES. THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S SYMPOSIUM WILL BE “ARTS ECOSYSTEM”. IT WILL FEATURE PRESENTATIONS BY, AND CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS, LAWYERS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAKE UP THE INNER-WORKINGS OF THE ARTS ECOSYSTEM. ATTENDEES WILL COME AWAY WITH RESOURCES THAT WILL GIVE THEM A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THEY INTERACT WITH THE ARTS ECOSYSTEM. COME AND ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE CONVERSATION!

I will be presenting a workshop on Self Promotion and Development.

Shade - A Conversation About Colorism (THE LADIES EDITION)

Hotel RL - Inner Harbor, 207 East Redwood Street, Baltimore

Join author Petula Caesar as she leads a conversation about colorism and its impact on the African American community. Her recently published book "She's Such A Bright Girl: An American Story" chronicles her own story of gowing up in Baltimore as a light skinned girl and how her dad encouraged her to assimilate.

Special guest will be Dr. Tonya Phillips.

There will BE SOME VERY HONEST TALK about how colorism especially affects Black women. From redbones to cafe au lait to caramel to ebony to milk chocolate and everything in between, from the "good hair" to the "d**ck sucking lips", let's talk about all the ways in which Black women's beauty is measured in valued. How does colorism cause Black women to oppress themselves and each other? How does it impact how we relate to men, and how they relate to us?

WE'LL BE RIGHT BY THE BAR - GET A DRINK, HAVE A SEAT, FREE YOUR MIND!

Books will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.

Baltimore Book Festival - Invisible Majority Tent

Baltimore, Maryland

Join me on a panel of local authors talking about our autobiographical works.

"You Can Sit With Us"

Join authors Victoria Kent and Petula Caesar each month as they discuss their books, publishing in general, and how to successfully be a creative in today's world!

Book Discussion - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Walbrook Branch, 3203 W North Avenue, Baltimore

FREE!

Join me at the Walbrook Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as Petula Caesar, author of “She’s Such A Bright Girl: An American Story” leads a conversation about colorism based on the experiences she recounts in her book.

Born to a very light-skinned African-American man, Petula was raised in a household that encouraged/insisted that she take on as many “White” attributes and attitudes as she possibly could. He believed the combination of this alongside her skin complexion would help her avoid the trials, tribulations, and traumas of life that would be unavoidable as a Black person. The conversation will include frank discussion around topics like light-skinned privilege (does it exist?), how skin complexion impacts economic, health and educational outcomes, and what role does colorism play when it comes to dating?

Books will be on sale.

FREE!

APPLE CARNEGIE LIBRARY OPENING

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APPLE STORE/APPLE CARNEGIE LIBRARY OPENING, 801 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

ON SATURDAY, MAY 11TH THE APPLE CARNEGIE LIBRARY WILL OPEN AT 801 K STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001. THIS SPACE WILL BE INSPIRED FOR THE RICH HISTORY OF THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY. THE APPLE CARNEGIE LIBRARY WILL BE A BRAND-NEW RETAIL STORE AS WELL AS A PLACE WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME AND DISCOVER ALL KINDS OF CREATIVITY, CONNECT WITH NEW IDEAS, AND SHARE THEIR STORIES. THE WEEKEND WILL INCLUDE A GROUP OF STORYTELLERS, AND PETULA WILL BE ONE OF THE STORYTELLERS. SHE WILL BE SHARING A STORY FROM HER BOOK, "SHE'S SUCH A BRIGHT GIRL: AN AMERICAN STORY." THERE WILL BE OTHER ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.

ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY WAVERLY BRANCH PRESENTS PETULA CAESAR

Waverly Branch - Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, Maryland

FREE EVENT!

Caesar Productions and The Enoch Pratt Free Library Present “Shade: A Discussion About Colorism” Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. Enoch Pratt Free Library – Waverly Branch – 400 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Moderated by Charles Jackson - Community Outreach Coordinator/ Diversity Practitioner

Petula Caesar, author of “She’s Such A Bright Girl: An American Story” leads a conversation about colorism based on the experiences she recounts in her book. Discussion topics include: • Does “light-skinned privilege” exist? • How does skin complexion impact economic, health and educational outcomes? • What role does colorism play in family relationships and dating?

Panelists include Dr. Donna Oriowo, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, M.ED., a clinical social worker and sex therapist, and Dr. Marilyn Martin, M.D., M.P.H., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

Refreshments will be available, and books will be on sale. FREE!

Get more details at http://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/meet_the_author_petula_caesar_shes_such_a_bright_girl_an_american_story#.W743QmhKjIV

Nov7

Petula Caesar on The LaDawn Black Show

WEAA 88.9 FM, Baltimore

DETAILS COMING SOON!

STOOP STORYTELLING SERIES: Getting it Wrong: Stories about Mix-ups, Mistakes, and Misunderstandings.

The Senator Theater, 5904 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland

Petula will be sharing one of the stories from the book as part of the evening's theme of "Getting it Wrong: Stories about Mix-ups, Mistakes, and Misunderstandings." Go to https://www.stoopstorytelling.com/event/getting-it-wrong-stories-about-mix-ups-mistakes-and-misunderstandings/ to learn more about the event, and to purchase tickets!

Sep28

BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL

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Inner Harbor

I have been selected to be an exhibitor at the 2018 BALTIMORE.BOOK FESTIVAL!

The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.

Jul19

COLORISM AND THE BLACK WOMAN

Impact Hub, 10 East North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland

White supremacy has manifested itself in many ways in the Black community, including the skin complexion hierarchy it has created - a hierarchy that makes light skin and physical features related to Whiteness more preferred, with dark skin and physical features related to Blackness less preferred. As a result, Black woman often do great harm to each other as they've dealt with the baggage each side of the fence presents. In "She's Such A Bright Girl: An American Story", author Petula Caesar describes being raised as a very light skinned African American girl in a household that instructed her to ignore everything that made her a Black person - from Black literature and music to language and activities. This discussion will specifically address the bullying Petula experienced as a child from dark skinned girls, and the bullying she learned they were also experiencing when she spoke to them as adult women. The discussion will also unpack how this particular manifestation of White supremacy damages relationships between women of color of all ethic backgrounds

HAPPY NAPPY DAY/POETS IN THE PARK

Gwynn Oak Park, Baltimore, Maryland

Join me at the 16th Annual HAPPY NAPPY DAY/POETS IN THE PARK! I will have copies of "She's Such A Bright Girl: An American Story", and will lead an informal discussion on colorism and related themes.

To contact Petula for bookings or additional information, please email petula@petulacaesar.com.