Women Only: Womb Work (Earth) - Mayasa Telfair
7:45pm (Honfleur Gallery)
Yang Builders (Men Only) - Amtchat Edwards
9pm (Honfleur Gallery) Participants will practice breathing, stretching and mental exercises to activate and increase their inner YANG potential.
On the Black-Hand Side - feat. Grace Gyemfi, Madia Brown, Rodney "Buck" Herring, Sheldon Scott, Tamara Wellons
8pm (Black Box Theater) - Supporting and Sustaining Black Creativity: The "Buy Black" movement often places a premium on products and services, but what about creativity? From art exhibitions, to branding, to theater and performance art, Black creatives are often struggling to be seen and heard. With this panel we will explore Black creativity and its role as a necessary and vital commodity, the importance of cultural gate keeping and the unintended consequences that comes when there is no support.
Women Only: Womb Work (Fire) - Mayasa Telfair
9pm (Black Box Theater)
Creative Resistance - feat. Amina Carter, Eshe Armah, Adamaah Grayse, Tewodross Melchishua, Edward Jones
10pm (Black Box Theater) Tactics and Tools for the Everyday With this conversation, panelists will share some of their tactics for resisting on a daily basis. From homeschooling, to farming to documenting your narrative, learn ways to empower and protect yourself, your family and community. What does resistance look like to you? Come through and share your story.
The Interplay - Amtchat Edwards
11pm (Black Box Theater) Based on principles of Polarity and Attraction, this hands-on workshop will help participants experience the interplay of Yin and Yang in a physically close, intimate, and natural way. Yin and Yang will be personified, amplified and paired in their complimentary nature.
The Black Board - Amina S. Carter
8pm-10pm (The Breathing Room - Lower Level) Vision boarding
7:30pm (Anacostia Arts Center - Gallery 1) The Intellectucool experience is an inspiring environment that seeks to enlighten, cultivate and entertain by encouraging collective interaction through the senses.
Speed Conversations - Krystal Glass
10:30pm (Anacostia Arts Center - Gallery 1) Get the full experience of making new connections and bonding with BLE attendees during a fun and interactive round of speed socializing. During this segment participants will be given "Real-Life Conversation Cards" to guide them in having substantive 1-on-1 conversations.
7pm-12am (Anacostia Arts Center)
8:40pm (Anacostia Arts Center)
9pm (Anacostia Arts Center)
9:20pm (Anacostia Arts Center)
Eddie Bryant (Comedy)
10:10pm (Honfleur Gallery)
10:35pm (Honfleur Gallery)
11pm (Honfleur Gallery)
DJ Jaz Dux
7pm-12am (the Living Room - Lower Level)
Black Love Pop Up Shop - Sponsored by West Elm DC
7pm-12am (Anacostia Arts Center) Curated by Ebone McCloud of Nubian Hueman, shop Black-owned vendors featuring the latest in apparel, accessories, and sundries.
Coif Cafe - Shani Crowe
7pm-12am (Anacostia Arts Center) You've seen her work on Solange Knowles and recently for Saint Heron. Shani Crowe is an interdisciplinary artist from Chicago's south side. Her work is centered on cultural coiffure and beauty ritual, as they relate to the diasporic African, and how these practices function as tools to foster connectivity. Witness Shani at her best as she does a live performance of her work.
Live Artist - Llanakila
7pm-12am (Nubian Hueman) Watch artist Llankila create a memorable window mural.
The Living Room - Brownbelle
7pm-12am (The Hive - Lower Level) Enjoy custom Black Love cocktail blends curated by Brownbelle featuring DJ Jaz Dux on the 1s and 2s.
4pm (Art-Drenaline Cafe) You've seen her work on Solange Knowles and recently for Saint Heron. Shani Crowe is an interdisciplinary artist from Chicago's south side. Her work is centered on cultural coiffure and beauty ritual, as they relate to the diasporic African, and how these practices function as tools to foster connectivity. Hear Shani's inspiration, techniques, and growth to one of the year's most popular exhibits.
RSVP at http://www.blackloveexperience.com/shani-crowe