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    BGM × Powrplnt Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    Panels, Lectures, Workshops


    Date & Time
    January 27, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Venue
    Powrplnt
    562 Evergreen Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11221 United States
    Can't attend but would still like to support? Make a monetary donation to help sustain our programming.

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    Transcending Time

    “Transcending Time” is a voyage into a future where Black identity is unfettered by a predetermined architecture. It is a visualization exercise exploring the texture, pattern, sound and rhythm of Black possibility. Who do we become when healing from trauma is decentralized? We are creating a ceremony of self-authorization. We are giving ourselves permission to reimagine what was, what is and what can be.

    Our Stories(3)

    Events (2)

    Conversations (2)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. i — Celestial Hues

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. ii — Phoenix Rising

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    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)

    Events (1)

    Conversations (1)

    Community (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    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)

    Events (7)

    Conversations (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home