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    BGM × Junior High

    Our Stories: Returning Home

    Exhibition showcasing an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known.

    June 15, 6:00 pm - July 15, 10:00 pm
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Exhibitions

    BGM × Junior High

    Film: Mammy Water

    This acclaimed documentary shows numerous rituals and ceremonies associated with Mammy Water, while devotees provide commentary. This is an important depiction of the strength of traditional religion in contemporary Nigeria and one of the few academically sound investigations of the role of women in an African spiritual movement.

    June 16, 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
    Los Angeles, CA
    $5
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    Additional Programming

    BGM × Synmia Rosine

    Herbal Workshop

    Workshop focused on ancestral practices and herbs that can help return one home, within self if nothing else. Meditation and tea are a definite.

    June 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Los Angeles, CA
    $15
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × Junior High

    Film: Sankofa

    Sankofa is a 1993 Burkinabé drama film directed by Haile Gerima centered on the Atlantic slave trade.

    June 16, 3:30 pm - 5:35 pm
    Los Angeles, CA
    $5
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    Additional Programming

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

    Our Stories (2)

    Conversations (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Our Stories (3)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (7)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home