Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland is honored to host
"Finding my Black Family (with Detours through Buddhism and Fibroids)"
at The Sweetwater Sessions, Vol. 9
Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway, Oakland 94612
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
630pm - 830pm
FAITH is the author of two memoirs—The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems, a humorous look at fibroids, and the award-winning Meeting Faith, about becoming Thailand’s first black Buddhist nun. She runs a monthly African Book Club in Oakland and teaches at Esalen, California College of the Arts, the Writers’ Grotto and VONA/Voices, where she launched the nation’s first POC travel writing workshop. The PBS documentary My Journey Home chronicles her journey to Nigeria to find her father and siblings.
About The Sweetwater Sessions
This multi-sensory, multi-media series of creative arts practice engagements gives voice to the dramatic collaborative process between Artist, Spirit, tradition and community in the design of freedom narratives for contemporary culture. With an aim to intersect and possibly disrupt social constructs, “The Sweetwater Sessions” allow for a deeper exploration of femininity and liquidity in the creation of a lush identity celebrating Black people and Blackness. Ashara Ekundayo, Curator & Host