We invite you to join local collectives in discussion on coalition building and self-care as we work towards developing a model for integrating self-care into our organizing.
In conversation with Chroma. NY, Herban Cura, and BUFU
Black Girl Magik
Black Girl Magik is a collective of artists, community organizers, and makers conjuring a transnational platform for women across the African diaspora. Referring to the social and political formation of black women who gather in a physical space to engage in a practice of love, self-care, recognition, and healing, BGM seeks to unite and empower women of color. Our collective practice begins with a reflection into varying themes that we believe to be cornerstones of our diasporic experience. It continues with an invitation for the community to investigate these themes with us through communal healing and coalition building.
CHROMA is a cross-disciplinary creative studio founded by Ladin Awad, June Canedo & Sienna Fekete. As a collective, we are intentional in our efforts to diversify our industries and nurture a cultural consciousness that centers womxn of color. Chroma offers strategies for innovative programming, visual content, immersive experiences, effective partnerships, and community empowerment.
Herban Cura is a city based organization dedicated to providing workshops, events, and inclusive spaces of healing, learning, and collaboration. They make these spaces accessible to varying communities in New York City by offering sliding scale pricing and hosting gatherings in every borough.
BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (PAN) Black and (Pan) Asian cultural and political relationships. We, the founders of this project, are a collective o f queer, femme, and non-binary, black and east asian artists and organizers. Our goal is to facilitate a global conversation on the relationship between black and asian diasporas, with an conversation on relationship between black and diasporas, with an emphasis on building solidarity, de-centering whiteness, and resurfacing our deeply interconnected and complicated histories. We attempt to achieve this through our collaborative programming, our visual archives, and through building long-term partnerships with collectives, organizations, and individuals.