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Black Love Convergence

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Franklinton Center At Bricks

281 Southbend Lane

Whitakers, NC 27891

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For All Black People.

For the Love of Blackness.

For Black (R)Evolution.

The daily assault on Blackness requires we gather, in solidarity, to remember our worth, strengthen our strategies of resistance, and build a world where we are ALL FREE.

This is not a conference- even though we are centering learning from each other, our leaders, the land, and ancestors. This is not a convening- even though people drawn to this space will share a foundational philosophy that LOVING BLACKNESS IS THE ANTIDOTE TO WHITE SUPREMACY and undoubtedly be engaged in Black lead resistance, resilience and reclamation work. This is not a retreat- even though we have anchored healing/arts justice as the pathway to FREEDOM.

THIS IS A CONVERGENCE- a space to root in soil, ancestors, and practice. A space to embody FREEDOM from the moment we step on the sacred land at Franklinton Center and Bricks. A space to create a powerful affirmatorium of the Black Diasporic Family, including our Queer, Transgender, Asexual, Intersex, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Non-Binary, PolyamorousNon-Monagomous/Kinky, Mixed Race, Afro-Latinx, Caribbean, European, Canadian, and Continental African kindred. A space where we will lead with vulnerability, curiosity, openness, and accountability. A space where we center our bodies as the source of wisdom and see what emerges. A space where strategy and living become synonymous.

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The Tickets - Double Occupancy Accommodations, Meals, & Offerings

  • $350 -Angel Ticket- make it possible for someone else to attend

  • $250- General Ticket

  • $175 -Exchange Ticket- 5 hours of service given during conference

The Program

Friday, April 20, 2018

  • Welcome to the Village

  • Opening Gathering: Story and Sound To Facing Black Shame

  • Small Breakout Groups

Saturday April 21, 2018

  • Morning Practice & Breakfast: Sound, Drum, Art, Meditation Workshops Available

  • Arts Activities & Lunch

  • Workshop Session One - Plant Magic and The Body, Kitchen Table Food Justice, Arts at the Center of Activism, Ancestors Library

  • Workshop Session Two - Reclaiming the Black Erotic

  • Decadence Noir (Fancy Art Dinner!)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Self Guided Morning Practice & Breakfast

  • The Ancestors Speak Processional

  • The Cauldron: Featuring Presentation by Sonya Renee Taylor & Lunch

  • Emergent Space: Community Generated Workshops, Conversations, and Practice

  • Closing Gathering

The Convocation (Team)

  • Afia Walking Tree

  • Eb. Brown - Convergence Host

  • Candace Liger

  • gina Breedlove

  • Heidi Lopez

  • Dawn Hicks Tafari

  • Monet Marshall - Convergence Host

  • Nwachi Tafari

  • Omisade Burney Scott

  • Richard Wright

  • Sonya Renee Taylor

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Franklinton Center At Bricks

281 Southbend Lane

Whitakers, NC 27891

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