Words We Carry

coalition programming

Sunday, May 28, 3–6pm
Presented by Beauty Breaks
$5-10 Suggested Donation

Beauty breaks is a participatory art project in the form of a workshop series. This iteration  highlights the importance of dynamic language and space for conversation amongst black-identified people along a spectrum of femininity.  Amina Ross, will lead a meditation on words we carry from our past and language for our present – this is an affirmation exercise. From this meditative space the workshop will transition into a brief presentation on the Beauty Breaks workshop series and its origins in language by Amina Ross showcasing research from the Johnson Publishing Library’s collection of black-owned lifestyle and wellness magazines Ebony and Jet. The workshop will then transition into an experimental sound performance led by A.J McClenon. This session will end with a conversation prompted by Jamillah Hinson on the importance of familial oral history.

Amina Ross is an artist, educator and organizer committed to honoring, celebrating and reimagining love and darkness. These ambitions manifest themselves in many forms, from  video installation to community organizing.