Upcoming Events


The Power Summit 2018: "Living My Best Life"
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

The Power Summit 2018: "Living My Best Life"

The 2018 African American Power Summit will be an educational and action-oriented conference centered on the theme of “Living My Best Life” and is intended to empower People of Color (POC) to achieve long, productive and vibrant lives! 

This is a FREE family-friendly event and we look forward to seeing you there!

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TUFFEST '18
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

TUFFEST '18

TUF IS A COLLECTIVE THAT FOCUSES ON UPLIFTING MARGINALIZED FOLKS INCLUDING PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN, QUEER, TRANS, AND GENDER NONCONFORMING IDENTITIES. WE CHALLENGE WHITE-CIS-MALE POWER STRUCTURES WITHIN ELECTRONIC MUSIC, ART, AND MEDIA BY CREATING SPACES TO CONNECT AND COLLABORATE.

Seattle collective TUF is excited to announce the first wave of participating artists and workshops for TUFFEST 2018, taking place on Saturday, July 14 at Judkins Park. The event is free and open to all ages, aligning with TUF’s commitment to accessibility and community outreach. 

 

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Spare Change V
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Spare Change V

  • Northwest African-American Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Spare Change is a series of curated social environments featuring visual art and spoken word. The vibe is designed to foster healthy dialogue and new connections among people of color in an effort to unify, empower and uplift our community. We believe conversation and connection have the power to evoke change.
 

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Kitchen Sessions, curated by Imani Sims
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Kitchen Sessions, curated by Imani Sims

What are Kitchen Sessions?

Kitchen Sessions are an opportunity to highlight and celebrate black female identified artists, to reflect on and discuss art with these artists, and to develop inter-generational dialogue.

The Kitchen seems like the place where nourishment is found. Not only food but also valuable lessons. Little girls go from childhood to the kitchen. At some point we graduate into womanhood. What is the rite of passage that allows you to enter the sacred space of the kitchen?

It functions as an epicenter, a doorway into a space where it is safe to examine the crooked room. It is safe to talk about the long list of things we experience as black women. As our hands conjure nourishment, our mouths begin to form spells and we reshape our reality for a moment.

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Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today

  • Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Complex Exchange features presenters and practices that reference black experience and lives of people of color from a local context. Join in this series of conversations with Seattle community members from a variety of disciplines to tackle themes inspired by the exhibition Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and Everyday Black at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM).

This year’s series will include two programs, one hosted at each institution. This program will feature designer and photographer Jessica Rycheal, dancer and choreographer Nia-Amina Minor, and Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, President of Seattle Central College. Leilani Lewis will moderate.

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Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference: Claiming Space in a Changing City
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference: Claiming Space in a Changing City

  • Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference: Claiming Space in a Changing City

Join musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, scholars, and activists to make scenes and build community. Explore the role of women in creating Seattle’s historic jazz scene and learn how current artists are claiming space in a changing city.

The 8th annual (un)Conference is participant-driven and centered around issues of gender, race, class and sexuality. Activities include skill-sharing workshops, performances, children’s activities, and a tour of the special exhibit Seattle on the Spot: the Photographs of Al Smith.

Check in opens at 10 am and the first session begins at 10:30 am.

Presented in partnership with the Women Who Rock Community.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Registration required (includes museum admission)

REGISTER

 

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Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today

  • Northwest African-American Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM.
2300 S. MASSACHUSETTS ST., SEATTLE, WA

Complex Exchange features presenters and practices that reference black experience and lives of people of color from a local context. Join in this series of conversations with Seattle community members from a variety of disciplines to tackle themes inspired by the exhibition Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and Everyday Black at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM).

Bridging three generations and shaped by distinctive historic events, the large-scale tableaux of Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, and Mickalene Thomas offer bold perspectives on Black culture and representation in an ever changing social and political landscape. Though unique in style and subject matter, these artists are united by presenting counter-narratives to an art history dominated by European ideals.

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Love You First, Live Her Next Ladies Lunch
Feb
24
12:30 PM12:30

Love You First, Live Her Next Ladies Lunch

Calling all Queens! 

Keep the new year momentum going with an uplifting experience to celebrate you! 

Join us for delicious food, inspiration, and conversations centered around daily challenges and the resilient aptitude we share to overcome them as women of color. Covering topics from work life to relationships with a focus on mind, body, and soul . We bring you an hour featuring a special guest speaker and poetry from a prolific city artist!

 

Buy Tickets Here! **Seating is limited**
https://loveyoufirstlivehernext.eventbrite.ca/

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