Saint Heron To Bring An Enlightening Cultural Series To Pitchfork Fest

As our boss lady Solange gears up for a phenomenal set at Pitchfork Festival this weekend, Saint Heron will also be on the scene to present a cultural series of sorts — journeying its attendees through a multidisciplinary experience of music, poetry, film and art. It’s no secret that Solo is a soldier for Black culture and tirelessly aims to promote the visibility of the culture’s young creatives. That’s why Saint Heron is headed to Chicago early to kick the weekend off with this special, cost-free series featuring some of the city’s shining talent.

The two-day event begins Thursday, July 13 and will include a film screening featuring director Frances Bodomo, followed by a Roll Back, Say That Artist Talk at the Black Cinema House and led by Black Radical Imagination. Films include: Boneshaker, which stars Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis, Everybody Dies! And Afronauts.

Our Friday will boast of an in-depth Roll Back, Say That conversation moderated by Teen Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth hosted by the Young Chicago Authors. Taking place at Soho House, the chat will explore the plight of women artists of color and our brilliant influence on the art world despite efforts to deter our shine. Participating artists include: Jamila Woods, Fatimah Ashgar, Safia Elhillo and Eve Ewing. After feeding your spirit, attendees will head to the after party DJ’d by Kyle Woods to keep the party going and the vibrations high.

RSVPs for both the Thursday and Friday Roll Back, Say That events are full, but we’d love to see you all at our onsite Saint Heron House Installation. We look forward to you seeing you there!

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