Thu, Aug 24|
In Celebration of Black August: Art as Activism: Exploring Black Feminist Values
Join our open session celebrating the lives of and exploring the black queer feminist values of Miss Major and Charlene Carruthers. We'll reflect on the powerful words of these women, focusing on black queer feminist themes and values of “living through a lens” and “care work as community work”.
Time & Location
Aug 24, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
About the event
The Well Virtual Retreat Center Presents
PLEASE NOTE: We are celebrating Black August this month! This series is solely for those who identify as Black.
Art as Activism: Exploring Black Feminist Values for Black August - Lets talk about why political education is important for an art practice, and the creative process. In honor of Black August, a month of action and remembering, we'll host a creative making session where you can hear, reflect, and make. Join our open session celebrating the lives of and exploring the black queer feminist values of Miss Major and Charlene Carruthers. We'll reflect on the powerful words of these women, focusing on black queer feminist themes and values of “living through a lens” and “care work as community work”. By discussing their work, Sequoya will highlight the interconnectedness of developing values that prioritize social justice and how this connects to the creative process. Through this session, Sequoya hopes you gain a deeper understanding of these values, through these two examples, and how it connects to a creative process. Bring your art-making supplies of choice and join this open creative space. The ways that you make are up to you, whether it's knitting, crocheting, zine creation, or any other creative outlet.
Sequoya D. Hayes (LSW,RYT) is a licensed social worker, registered yoga teacher, and multidisciplinary artist. Her work aims to restore the relationship between spirit and body, by incorporating themes from her midwestern roots and summers spent in the deep south. Her artistic projects explore black queer feminism through afrofuturism, mental health, and our connection to the land. Additionally, she consults with creatives, business owners, and community organizations on power dynamics and personal/professional development. Based in Anchorage, Alaska, she creates culturally rooted wellness experiences nationally through her business, Red Linen Moon Wellness and Consulting. Follow Sequoya on IG: G@sequoya_communit
- This is a workshop for those who identify as Black
- In order to honor the sacred sharing that happens in the space the workshop will not be recorded
- Closed Captioning is provided via Otter.ai
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