FOR THE CULTURE: TRUTH, TRIAL, & TRANSFORMATION

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Durham, NC 27701

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Culture is the catalyst for our social, spiritual and political transformation. It is the roadmap to the liberation already living in our bones. Since 1999 SpiritHouse has used Culture, Practice and Ritual (C.P.R.) to amplify the truths, trials and transformations of our communities. For the past 20 years this C.P.R. has saved our lives.

As we look towards our bright future, we want to share our insights, celebrate our accomplishments, and begin manifesting our visions with you, at our first annual For The Culture Weekend. Please join us in our hometown of Durham North Carolina

We can’t wait to see you.


Sunday, October 20th



11:00 a.m.

ANYANWU'S BLESSING: A ROAD MAP TO LOVE

From ancient to futuristic, Black Liberation Technology roots itself in Love. Join us as we celebrate our ancestors, oracles, and love revivalists through SpiritHouse's Culture, Practice, Ritual Liturgy.


NorthStar Church of the Arts

220 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701


Wednesday, October 23th



6:30 p.m.

TEA & TODDIES: A CONVERSATION

What if?


What if we fully embraced the changes that come with the passing of time? Changes in our bodies, intimate relationships, friendships, career paths, etc. What if we didn't view these changes as a bad thing to be feared? What if we shifted the narrative to explore the liberation and joy in this process of becoming something new? What if menopause is more than hot flashes and gray chin hairs? What if we are more than fluctuations in weight and our moods?


What if....
We are sexy
We are creative


NorthStar Church of the Arts

220 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701


Thursday, October 24th



6:00 p.m.

FILM SCREENING: THIS LITTLE LIGHT

Directed by: Ada McMahon and Wendi Moore-O’Neal

This Little Light tells the story of Wendi Moore-O’Neal, a black feminist freedom singer from New Orleans, who was fired from her community organizing job after marrying her wife, Mandisa. This self-determined portrait focuses on the power of love, community, and the living legacy of the Black Southern Freedom movement and calls the audience to rethink work, build beloved community, and take risks in service to being free.

Center For Documentary Studies

1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27705

Friday, October 25th



6:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY SING

"We need practices that uplifts the spirit and grows our sense of our collective power to participate in collective struggle." - Wendi Moore-O'Neal

Wendi uses story circles and song sharing, learned from her family of movement veterans, as tools for growing inspiration and building democratic process. Join us as we practice joy and liberation through song. No experience is necessary in order to be a participant in this cultural practice. Just come with a willingness to join in the chorus.

NorthStar Church of the Arts

220 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

Saturday, October 26th



11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

As Black people in America, we carry generational biologically inherited trauma and freedom in our bones. We therefore prioritize our collective need to give and receive deep transformative healing, that is rooted in our customs, rituals, resilience, radical imagination and true historical analysis.

Join us for a Black Love/Black Joy/Black Healing offering at West point on the Eno River.

West Point on the Eno River City Park

5101 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704

5:30 p.m.

THE CULTURAL AFFAIR

Seated Dinner (5:30pm), Awards Ceremony (7:00pm), & Afterparty (10pm-1am)

Tickets are between $15 - $50

This three-part event will be an evening to remember!

Dress to impress cause we’re styling and profilin. We can’t end our weekend without a party. We’ll be gathering over food and drinks to celebrate our 20th year. We will also be honoring five community members who have greatly impacted our work.

Only interested in the turn up? No problem, we got you. Show up for the afterparty and dance the night away with us.

The Vault at the Palace International

1104 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705

Sunday, October 27th



10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

CAPOEIRA ANGOLA RODA

Join us for the very first community roda held at Northstar Church of the Arts led by the Durham Capoeira Angoleirx Group! Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century. A roda is an important part of capoeira culture. It is an energizing spirit lifting community gathering where folks come to play capoeira, sing, connect, share food and learn more about this important Black movement tradition.

Northstar Church of the Arts

200 W. Geer Street, Durham, NC 27701



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