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Weeksville Weekends: Healing & Self-Determination Through 4MX

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Weeksville Heritage Center

158 Buffalo Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11213

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In this special edition of Weeksville Weekends for Black History Month 2019, we are collaborating with A Blade of Grass Fellow, Jordan Weber as he presents his project 4 Malcolm X Greenhouse, centered around a greenhouse he built on the foundation of Malcolm X’s birth home in North Omaha, NE. Inspired by Malcolm X’s legacy of self-empowerment and determination, the project provides a space for the community to grow food and medicinal plants, engage in spiritual and contemplative practices, and to work towards the transformation of poverty and pollution into sustainable economies. Weber, Weeksville Heritage Center staff, and our Artists-in-Residence Keith and Mendi Obadike, whose exhibition Utopias is currently on display, will then host a community conversation, after which audiences are invited to engage with other NYC-based initiatives doing similar work through interactive sessions.

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11:45-12:15: Ocean drum healing sound demonstration with Sheps Hetep Ancestral Music

12:15-12:30: Salah prayer session

12:30: Opening statements & history of Malcolm X in Brooklyn by Weeksville staff; presentation of 4MX Greenhouse by Jordan Weber, followed by community conversation with Keith and Mendi Obadike & Weeksville staff

1:30: Moon Mother Apothecary founder Suhaly Bautista-Carolina offers a presentation on unearthing ancestral plant medicine followed by a tea tasting & market

2:00 + 2:30: Brooklyn Zen Center offers two guided meditation sessions on undoing racism

2:00 + 3:00 + 4:00: House tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses at Weeksville

3:00 - 4:00pm, 4:30 - 5:30pm: Intention Beading Workshop- Guided by The Black School and alumni of The Studio Museum in Harlem's Museum Education Practicum, this hands-on workshop invites participants to string intention beads inspired by Malcolm X's legacy of community healing and self-determination. This workshop offers a space to create tangible objects that hold the promise of intentional, future actions.

4:00: DanceAfrica community dance workshop

5:00: 365 Days of Black Resilience—A Blade of Grass Fellow and founder of Harriet's Apothecary Adaku Utah leads a workshop on resilience practices to honor black lives, including transformative organizing, restorative justice, deep listening, and more.


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