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Opening to Spirit: Creating an Ancestral Altar

During our initial Stopping the Clock for Those Now Gone: A Remembrance Ritual for Black Loss, Black Love & Black Life on 20 June, sistah Angela Franklin, 2019-2020 Xavier University Stained Glass Initiative Artist-in-Residence and owner of Chez Alpha Books (Dakar), introduced us to her work "When Feeling Blue, She Reaches for the Redbird." The … Continue reading Opening to Spirit: Creating an Ancestral Altar

Stopping the Clock Ritual 20 June 2020

Artist: Angela Franklin - 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence Stained Glass Initiative Xavier University We are Stopping the Clock to hold space for us to acknowledge our loss and honor our grief with SOUL - a transformative healing resource that reflects the cultural sensibilities of the African Diaspora. As we collectively face a pandemic disproportionately affecting Black folks … Continue reading Stopping the Clock Ritual 20 June 2020

Bearing Witness: Black Creatives on Healing, Restoration, Resilience & Resistance

Click Here to Join via Zoom ID: 840 2676 3963Passcode: BlackArt FacebookLIVE @DiasporicSoul Black creatives discuss how they use their creativity to bear witness to our grief and lament as well as our collective capacity for healing & restoration, resilience & resistance In spite of our pain and anguish, we continue to find ways to … Continue reading Bearing Witness: Black Creatives on Healing, Restoration, Resilience & Resistance

Communion: Cooking & Gardening to Celebrate Those Now Gone

Food is one way that we might honor, celebrate and connect with those now gone and the community of family and friends who love them. Long-time culinary artist and Memphis native Levita Mondie, Owner of Vita's Vegan Ventures, finds communion with those now gone, specifically her mom and grandmother both in the kitchen and more … Continue reading Communion: Cooking & Gardening to Celebrate Those Now Gone