Sister Radio is a film documentary that follows the lives of two Black female radio journalists, Atari Gems and Massitan Coulibaly. The women are separated by an ocean, Gems lives in Richmond, Virginia and Coulibaly lives in Ségou, Mali. Although they inhabit different worlds, they share the common goal of speaking the truth of their experiences and shining light on the issues affecting their communities.

Join Richmond’s Institute for Contemporary Art for a virtual discussion about the making of the documentary film, Sister Radio. The hour-long presentation will include a musical performance by local musician Amber 7eaven, a live message from one of the featured journalists Massitan Coulibaly, and a live Q & A.

This event is free, but registration is required.

This event was made possible by a grant from the Virginia Humanities.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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