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ISD Bund e.V. (Inititative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland)

Exhibition: "Homestory Deutschland - Black Biographies in Historical and Present Times"

A collective self-portrait of 300 years of Black presence in Germany. Opening night event: Wednesday, 8/12, 6:30 pm, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, ART-Lounge. More...

Film: "Your Skin Makes Me Cry"

A video art project of the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Olaf Stüber, Berlin and the art schools in Germany. Wednesday, 8/19, 6:30 pm, and Wednesday, 8/26, 6:30 pm, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium. More...

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