XO + yU (of Diamond District)
DJ NATIVE SUN
HILARIOUS OMAR | Comedian
MAIMOUNA YOUSSEF aka MUMU FRESH (Host)
BRANDING BLACK (Panel)
Branding Black: Black-owned companies are often held to unique standards when it comes to how their brands operate. In this conversation, we hear from Black entrepreneurs and creatives who share insights into what it takes to make their brands works, the sense of responsibility they have towards the Black community and how they manage missteps and controversies.
TAHIIRAH HABIBI | HUE Society
RAYMAR HAMPSHIRE | Generation Titans
DR. YABA BLAY | Professional Black Girl
JAMYLA BENNU | Oyin Handmade
KIYANNA STEWART & JANNAH HANDY | BLK MKT Vintage
COUCHES curated by DOPECIETY
A space to meet new like-minded peoples, get inspired, get intimate, be vulnerable. The show aims to provide a platform for under-represented artists & music genres while attempting to remove the “invisible wall” between performers and audience. It’s intimate by design.
THE SPIRIT OASIS (Feature)
Featuring massage therapists and readers specializing in numerology, oracle and astrology. Services in this area will incur a separate fee.
ADAMAAH GRAYSE | AstroNoire
SIMONE BRESI-ANDO | Bresi-Ando Tools For Living
KRYSTAL BANNER | Kaleidadope Tarot
CANDACE MICKENS | Sacred Touch Bodywork
ROLAND SEWARD | Melange Wellness
NICHOLE LANIER | Nichole's Cosmic Cove
A thirst-quenching experience of specially curated liquor laced beverages.
MARIAMA BRAMBLE | Brownbelle
THE CIRCLE OF TRUST (Performance Art)
The Circle of Trust installation is a curated space for self-care and reconnecting to ancient global healing and performative methodologies. The goal of The Circle of Trust is to be a meditative and reconciliatory space where participants can cry, laugh, shout, or react however they see fit without judgement or any other impediments to true freedom from the varying degrees of aggression, oppression, and suppression People of Color are faced with across the West. It is a space for recognition, rest and recharging. The circle itself will be created from candles, healing herbs, scents, crystals, and other ephemera that will allow participants to fully engage their senses and restore balance to their spirits. The performative and ritual aspect of the experience will be executed by local healers and artists from across the African Diaspora who are focused on creating transformation through their practice - whether sound healing, dance, or voice. Ultimately, time in the Circle will renew the spirit and focus of participants in the perilous times we are living in.
NIAMA SAFIA SANDY
YANG BUILDERS (Workshop)
Yang Builders: Participants will practice breathing, stretching and mental exercises to activate and increase their inner YANG potential. The goal is to introduce a combination of mental and physical exercises will forever be available to access when needed. MEN ONLY
BLACK SELF-LOVE THROUGH SELF-CARE: Creating Wellness Rituals That Nourish Mindy, Body & Soul (Workshop)
Do you struggle with creating healthy rituals? Get your health all the way together in 2019, and learn how regular self-care can transform your health and vitality. In this workshop you will: work with tools to help assess your holistic wellness, learn the 10 Fundamentals of Self-Care, discover more about nutrition that supports energy and vitality, learn a method to create lasting healthy habits and start working on your own self-care plan.
ESOSA E. | The Raw Girl
HOLISTIC HEALTH FOR THE 21ST CENTURY WOMAN... why we must “go back and fetch it” (Workshop)
Learn the importance of leading a holistic lifestyle - the spiritual science of the body & womb - importance of maintaining positive energy - energetic (emotional) roles of dis-ease manifestation in a woman’s temple - holistic biochemistry & anatomy of a woman & relationship of womb heath to other systems of the body - herbal & plant based alternatives to feminine hygiene - holistic sexual health - plant based & spiritual approaches to healing any imbalance of the body.
ANGELA ELIZABETH, MS CHHP | Goddess Body
TOUCH + EMPOWERED CONNECTION (Workshop)
During this interactive session, we work to understand and normalize the human desire for (or aversion to) touch. We will practice the feeling of empowerment created through consent and clearly defined boundaries. Through these hands-on activities, we will connect, support, and help heal each other, and explore the feasibility of a touch-buddy support network.
AUTHENTIC RELATING GAMES (Workshop)
Foster self-awareness, empathy, and deep connections with masterfully-facilitated exercises that go way beyond small talk. Many leave Authentic Relating Games feeling like they’ve made lifelong friends. Let's come together & see what unfolds.
TANTRIC ENERGY IMMERSION (Workshop)
Tantric energy projection is an art and science that allows individuals to safely cultivate and share their sexual energy, without the need for intimate touch. Through tantric energy projection, individuals can experience extended orgasmic and blissful states that heal and rejuvenate the mind and body. During this workshop, learn practices to raise your energy, connect energetically, tap into a reservoir energy that exists within yourself, and experience the power of sharing that energy, safely, with other people.
EMMANUEL TAYLOR | Ra Senab Wellness
BLACK LOVE BODEGA (Gift Shop)
THE BLACK JOY LAB (Experiential Feature)
ART INSTALLATION (Interactive)
CHARLES PHILIPPE JEAN-PIERRE | Artist
PHOTO NOIR (Photography Exhibition)
A photo series that explores the relationship between darker-skinned people under the moonlight and how it illuminates their skin. Dayo captures a raw truth often reserved for intimate spaces by using skin as a medium of authenticity. Inspired by the community, “Moon Melanin” seeks to accentuate the idyllic reflection of Black people through imagery.
DAYO KOSOKO | Photographer
A TASTE OF SE (Art Exhibition)
Anacostia Arts Center and ArtReach host a mixed media group show from March 4-29, 2019. The partnership highlights the specific cultural attributes of Southeast DC.
ASELIN LANDS | ArtReach - Curator
CAMILLE KASHAKA | Anacostia Arts Center - Curator
ART JOURNALING (Workshop)
Art therapy infused journaling sessions to de-stress and express. All materials will be provided at no extra cost.
ALBY GYIMAH0BOADI | Art Therapist