Sis, U Belong Here (UBH) - August

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Links Hall

3111 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618

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a creative gathering & spacemaking for Black Women
Curated by: veronica precious bohanan
6th installment of this 6-part series: August 4, 2018 **Registration CLOSES: July 25**

Sis, U Belong Here (UBH) is a healing and soul-vibes gathering for Black Women. Sis, you’re invited to go beyond the surface to engage in a purpose-filled, collaborative, and creative process of BECOMING, BELONGING, and BEING visible. You are invited to come take up space!

For this installment, we’re centering our purpose, our progress and how we define success.


As African American storytellers, In The Spirit (Glenda Zahra Baker & Emily Hooper Lansana) will support us in celebrating the power of the word to connect, uplift and transform.

Sis, you are more than what is on the surface & during UBH we’ll delve deep into your truths. Through a combination of individual, small and large group interactive activities, creative expression & the arts will be used to:

• create, fill and hold space;

• wholly engage our emotions and fully express ourselves;

• build our capacity for resistance, joy and pleasure;
• promote connection and collaboration;
• dismantle shame, guilt, indecisiveness and isolation;
• support the strength and power of vulnerability;
• move beyond merely sustaining ourselves, to having a healthy sense of belonging;
• remind us of our self-worth;
• strengthen our knowingness that we’re the experts of our own experience!

Creative expression will include: breathing, embodiment, movement, creative writing, storytelling, art-making and visualization.

UBH, affords you an opportunity to reflect & recharge yourself.

UBH, centers personahood & expression, while nurturing belonging.

UBH, is highly engaging & experiential.

To this end, we’ll gather as a declaration that we are meant to thrive and to be here. right here. right now.

U are encouraged to:
• show-up authentically
• remove your shoes upon entry
• wear comfortable light-colored clothes
• bring something meaningfulness to put on the altar
• bring a pillow, yoga mat, blanket to sit comfortably on the floor (chairs will also be available)
• bring a bottle of water

Registration: $25 per gathering (snacks, supplies & materials included)

Age: 18+

Intended participants: Black women
Time: 10am-2pm (Please be punctual. We’ll honor time.)


SpaceMaker: veronica precious bohanan

Facebook Page: @createhealshare

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