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    BGM × Chakrubs

    An Ode to Sensual Agency

    A panel discussion, community engagement, sensual movement workshop and Chakrubs pop up shop centered around the theme of Reclaiming Pleasure.

    December 2, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Brooklyn, NY
    $30
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × Girlboss

    “You Need to Learn to Relax”

    With some help from an ayurvedit healer, a bit of guided meditation, and a sound bath, we're creating a peaceful space to truly heal and rest.

    November 17, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Queens, NY
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × Girlboss

    Building A (New) Media Empire

    Featuring women thinking about media in brand new ways, pushing boundaries and telling truly innovative stories explain what the future of storytelling could look like.

    November 17, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Queens, NY
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × Innovative Aesthetics

    Film: Where are the African Gods?

    Lyricist Abbey Lincoln’s words are brought to life in this meditative portrait of black masculinity.

    June 24, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles, CA
    $5
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    BGM × Junior High

    Film: Daughters of the Dust

    An African American Gullah family leaves their coastal island home in 1902 and risks losing their culture to start a new life on the U.S. mainland.

    June 17, 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
    Los Angeles, CA
    $5
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    BGM × Stephanie Leah

    Breathwork Meditation

    A three-part breathing technique rooted in Pranayama Yoga; through which you will sink into the consciousness of deep self-love and compassion.

    June 17, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles, CA
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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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    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: 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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    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

    UCONN National Council of Negro Women

    Black Girls Rock UCONN

    Recognizing and awarding the wonderful achievements of black female students and faculty at UConn-Storrs.

    April 22, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Storrs, CT
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    Grants, Honors, Residences

    BGM × BUFU

    The Black Legacy Dinner

    As we are continually inspired by the work and presence of honored guests and our ancestors, it is clear to us the need to come together as a community, convene, and celebrate our brilliant Black contemporaries - as well as call in those who came before us.

    February 28, 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
    Brooklyn, NY
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    BUFU By Us For Us

    A Convening on Collective Action

    Critical community conversations with collectives across the city and across disciplines. We will be focusing on skill-sharing, holding ourselves and each other accountable with love, and supporting each other in our work.

    July 20, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brooklyn, NY
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × Playground Coffee Shop

    The Crossover

    A community discussion promoting the narrative of activism in Bed-Stuy.

    April 22, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brooklyn, NY
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × Fashion Institute of Technology

    Fashion Institute Talk and Workshop

    Following a presentation, a workshop geared towards black women of color will be hosted.

    March 10, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    New York, NY
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    Passerbuys × Urban Outfitters

    I Graduated, What Now?

    Panel discussion for young creatives looking for career guidance.

    January 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brooklyn, NY
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM

    Black Girl Magik Celebration

    Honoring our one year anniversary, summer website launch, and the magik that forms when black girls are connecting in the same space. 

    June 18, 2016, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    New York, NY
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × HRPHNY

    Crate Diggin’ For Jazz

    From Jazz to Hip Hop to Soca to Soul, we present to you the records you find in the store only to get home to have it on repeat for the next month.

    May 12, 2016
    Brooklyn, NY
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    Additional Programming

    The New School: Students of the African Diaspora

    Afro Futurism Conference

    A student-led conference on Afrofuturism as a cultural and aesthetic movement for the radical emancipation of people of color.

    May 1, 2016
    New York, NY
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × Smith College

    Smith College Panel and Workshop

    A self-care panel and workshop for Smith college students on self-care, self-love, and communal care.

    March 15, 2016
    Northampton, MA
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × Emmanuel College

    BGM Meetup Boston

    February 20, 2016, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Boston, MA
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × LIUUZI

    Love Potion #5

    We’re gathering to explore the art of dance and womb liberation. Often we don’t give ourselves the time to bask in our own sacred energies and what a better a time to celebrate our own vessels than the designated day of love?

    February 14, 2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Brooklyn, NY
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM

    Magik in NYC

    Participate in verbal healing with some of the most empowering and inspirational women of color, and hear from some Girl Bosses and learn about how they made the most out of opportunity.

    January 1, 2016
    Brooklyn, NY
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    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    BGM × Womb in Rising

    A WIR+BGM Beach Party

    Celebrating the divinity of the Black Woman.

    August 9, 2015, 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    New York, NY
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    BGM × Womb in Rising

    Blue Moon Brujas

    Once in a Blue Moon/Full moon in AQUARIUS on Friday! Come gather and meditate with your sisters!

    July 31, 2015, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    New York, NY
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    BGM × Womb in Rising

    WIR+BGM Meetup

    Live discussion with Shydeia Caldwell, founder of BGM, and special guest.

    July 16, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    New York, NY
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    Additional Programming

    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

    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)

    Events (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

    Disconnecting to Reconnect

    The Black Girl Magik collective supports each member in her healing journeys through our annual self-care break. During this time we disconnect from social media to the capacity our programming allows, the internet and other distractions to further reconnect with ourselves. Additionally, we take this time to re-engage with the mission of the collective and to return the root of what it means to organize and build collectively. We are now considering what this self-care break can look like when we invite transparency into our restoration process, and engage our community through physical programming.

    The main goal of our residency with Powrplnt is to provide resources for women of color to engage in restoration and healing and to define self-care on their terms. We aim to: 1) conjure the capacity to center the resilience of women of color; 2) provide resources for women of color to engage in restoration and healing with us, and to define self-care on their terms; 3) host programming, open studios and discussions for and with the community.

    Healing is a journey and we are honoring this journey as a collective by disconnecting from social media, the internet and other distractions to further reconnect with ourselves. We invite you to join us and can’t wait to share how you can meet us IRL.

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home