SPEARITWURX organizes conferences, summits and
community gatherings inspired by love
community gatherings inspired by love
SPEAK OUR TRUTH CHANGE THE SYSTEM-
HEALING CENTERED LISTENING SESSION FOR REPARATIONS FOR BLACK STUDENTS & FAMILIES
November 7 through December 8, 2021
In Spring 2021, the OUSD School Board Passed the Reparations for Black Students Resolution. Now, it's TIME TO HEAR FROM OUSD COMMUNITY as we develop recommendations for the BLACK STUDENTS & FAMILIES THRIVING TASK FORCE
ALL PAST & CURRENT BLACK/AFRICAN STUDENTS, STAFF & FAMILES: COME BUILD WITH US. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
EAST OAKLAND: SUN, NOV 7TH 11-2PM @ LIBERATION PARK
VIRTUAL SESSION #1 FOR OUSD BLACK STAFF: TUES NOV 9TH 4-6PM AT BLACK AFFINITY
WEST/NORTH OAKLAND: MON, NOV 15TH 6-8PM @ WEST OAKLAND MIDDLE
VIRTUAL SESSION #2: TUES, NOV 16TH 6-7:30PM
VIRTUAL SESSION #3: WED, DEC 8TH 6-7:30PM
REGISTER FOR DETAILS AND GIVE BACK BAGS at https://ousdreparations.eventrbite.com
ART FOR THE MOVEMENT - CONVERSATIONS FOR CHANGE
"ART & RACIAL JUSTICE"
WEDNESDAY 11/4/2020 6PM-8PM
Live on East Oakland BCZ Youtube Page
Part 2 of 3 in the series of powerful dialogue and conversation with artist and culture keepers focused on "Art & Racial Justice".
Art for the Movement is a collaboration between Black Cultural Zone, Oakland Museum, Oakland Art Murmur, RBA Creative and Spearitwurx. Our collaboration began as a effort to honor, document, preserve, and protect Protest Art that was created after the police killing of George Floyd and Brianna Taylor in Oakland.
These conversations honor the legacy and struggle to protect Black Lives and Black Art
Invited Panelists include Zakiyah Harris of Artsweb, Senay Alkebulan of Madow Futur, Senay Dennis of Aerosoul and the Black Artist Guild, and Ashara Ekundayo of Artists as First Responder.
PLEASE JOIN US LIVE VIA YOUTUBE HERE
MY MIND MATTERS
A virtual gathering to support Inter-generational Healing.
MAY: An interactive Online series on Black Mental Health & Family Wellness during COVID & Beyond
JUNE: #RESET: Going within to Heal Racial Trauma in mind, body, spirit, and community.
MONDAYS 12pm-1:30pm (PST) Click Here to Register
Final Session, Monday June 28 12pm-1:30(PST)
POWERFUL PARENT CONFERENCE
The Powerful Parent Conference is an annual convening of Bay Area families of color. Parenting is often something that is done privately, in our own homes, behind closed doors. With this Conference, we have made it public in order to bring to the foreground the joy and pains, the challenges and healing, the insecurities and the abundance of our collective efforts to make us stronger, more resilient and more vibrant.
See our 2018 Program & Visual Report
See our 2019 Program
The 3rd Annual Powerful Parent Conference will be held Fall 2020.
Details coming soon
STRETCH MARKS BLACK MAMAS & DAUGHTERS BRUNCH
Stretch Marks is a convening of Black Mamas and Daughters on Mothers Day weekend. These facilitated conversations about Love Life and Liberation support inter-generational wellness and can build meaningful exchange of the wisdom and excitement of Black women and Girls.
Stretch Marks 3 will be held Saturday May 9, 2020 at the Spearitwurx Center for Culture & Wellness - 7200 Bancroft Ave #118 Oakland CA - 11am-2pm.
Tickets go on sale March 8, 2020 in honor of International Women's Day!
Purchase Tickets here via Eventbrite
Healing Hikes are weekly gathering of community members in the beautiful Oakland Hills. These hikes creates safe space for folks to build a culture of wellness through authentic dialogue, yoga, mindfulness, and team building challenges. These hikes support stress resiliency and build social supports for those dealing with trauma, grief and the impacts of social toxins.
Please contact us for this weeks hike location and meeting time.
URGENT UPDATE: HEALING HIKES POSTPONED TO SUPPORT PUBLIC HEALTH THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY
What was most memorable was seeing a room full of beautiful black and brown families together, learning together, building together, and strengthening our solidarity as a community that faces many of the same struggles."
So inspired to see young Black men leading and learning about how to be healthy and well! This has renewed my hope for the future! We are good!"
It was so beautiful to have safe space to share with my daughter and my mother- at the same time- all this things I love about being a Black women. It was so necessarily for our generations to come together in such a beautiful way."
I really need to be out in these woods to reset and get grounded for my week."