SPEARITWURX curates innovative art shows, live performances and grounded healing rituals inspired by love.
BLACK AUGUST BLACK ARTISTS ACTIVATION
SATURDAY 8/15/2020 2PM-6PM
@ Black Cultural Zone Liberation Park
6955 Foothill Blvd (at 73rd Ave behind Eastmont Mall)
In honor of Black August, the Black Cultural Zone and Spearitwurx are coordinating a day of painting, dancing, music, and conversations about Black Liberation.
This day will feature:
· Community mural painting
· Liberation Park Mural Painting
· Porch Chat with House full of BlackWomen + East Side Arts Alliance
· Afro Future Dance Class with Sis Dawn
· Live music by Spear of the Nation + Kurse Krew + Oakland Public Conservatory
· Art of Defense Shield Making with Artist As First Responder & Oakland Builders Collective
· Black August Printing by Ground. Prints & Shirts. Buy or Bring
· Free Portraits of the People by Demetrius Philp
· and MORE!
Masks are a must + distancing is in effect!
This event is coordinated by Spearitwurx & the Black Cultural Zone in collaboration with Subversal Media, Alena Museum, RBA Creative, Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, Ground/Binta, BAMBD Fest 2020, The Town Experience, & East Side Arts Alliance
EXPERIENCE SANKOFA PROJECT -
The EXPERIENCE SANKOFA PROJECT (ESP) Living Museum is an innovative installation exhibit that combines history, live performance art, and sacred altars into an interactive timeline of African and American history. Spearitwurx curated powerful and provocative period-specific “living installations” using lights, sounds, smells, and actors that evoke visceral emotions as an ode to African peoples’ greatness, oppression, resistance, and aspirations. Embedded in ESP are facilitated conversations about the impacts of capitalism and slavery as a necessary tool for racial healing and empathy.
Celebrate Black History Month year-round! ESP is an innovative way to build human connection while highlighting the beauty and resiliency of Black people - from the African Continent to present-day Oakland.
EXPERIENCE SANKOFA PROJECT POSTPONED TO SUPPORT PUBLIC HEALTH THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
We will re-open soon!
STRETCH MARKS 3: BLACK MAMAS & DAUGHTERS BRUNCH & FACILITATED CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LIFE, LOVE & LIBERATION
Saturday May 9, 2020 11am - 1pm at the Spearitwurx Center for Culture & Wellness
Join us for the 3rd Annual Stretch Marks: Black Mamas and Daughters Brunch and facilitated conversations about Life, Love & Liberation.
Join Bay area mothers and their daughters, granddaughters, aunties, sisters, mothers-in-law, stepdaughters, and neighbors as we share wisdom about love, race, health, happiness and the power of the Black Woman.
Facilitated by Mizan Alkebulan-Abakah, MPH and her mother, Pauline Haynes, Life Coach extraordinaire (see paulinehaynes.net), along with her two daughters, Omega and Saba. These inter-generational conversations will help us build trusting authentic relationships that heal, honor, support, and encourage our collective feminine power to shine!
A delicious meal will be provided by Liberation Cafe. What better way to celebrate Mother's Day Weekend!
Early Bird Tickets (before 3/31) in honor of International Women's History Month are $35 /person or $60/pair
Purchased 4/1 to 5/7 are $45/person or $80/pair
Ticket required ages 12 and older. Those ages 6-11, tickets are $10. Girls age 5 and younger are FREE.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE via EventBrite
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT ESP
This experience was just incredible! I feel both hurt and hopeful at the same time....everyone needs to see this."
The immersive, experiential nature of the living museum was really powerful in communicating unjust history of America.”
I study African American history and have never experienced the depth of emotion evoked by this visual."
Intellect and emotion combined!"
This experience humanized our history!"