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Journey of a Black Girl: Exploring Self Identity Through Culture, Love, and Healing Phase I

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PHASE I: What Little Black Girls Are Made Of.

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Click here for more information on cancellations due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Date: March 14, 2020
Time: 2-5 pm
Where: Southside Trail Entrance at Glenwood and Bill Kennedy

The opening to Journey of a Black Girl merges the core of self-expression and the innocence of adolescence. Integrating everyday rituals and practices passed down through our ancestors, Phase I is dedicated to the moments when we learned we are black. Phase I will consist of the following events:

This Crown Belongs to Us.  During this activation, a community-based project is held to create workshops on hair braiding and invites women of various communities, nearby neighborhoods, hair stylists, college, high school and elementary students to participate in making 18 ft long braids with various materials. Mission is to increase sisterhood bonds with multiple ages, sharing of stories and learning a skill that carries on over generations.

Homegirl’s Clubhouse. An interactive safe space created for self-care, with exterior walls with words of affirmation. Interior designed with black women author book selections and artwork positive imagery for a girl hideaway. (Artist – Yuzly Mathurin)

Express Yourself. Live music performance (GSU- Panther Group Entertainment)

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Date:
March 14
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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