BlackTech Weekend - The Must-Attend Fam Reunion is coming to Kansas City to connect with Black ecosystem-builders on November 16th. BlackTech Weekend Kansas City with support from the Kauffman Foundation and City of Kansas City, Missouri.
It shouldn’t be a secret that historically marginalized communities and peoples are deeply traumatized right now. Each day there are new threats impacting the wellbeing of communities all over the world. This is part of systematic historical oppression that we have been subjected to for centuries. To disrupt the impact of oppression on our bodies and in our minds, how can we take up the profound teachings of Audre Lorde when she declares self-care as self-preservation making it an act of political warfare. In this warfare how are we inviting love and rage as partners that are helping us do the work of liberation? This will be a weekend of gentle yet direct exploration of how systematic oppression gets us stuck and how to move through this stuckness embracing the strategies of liberatory intersectional contemplative practice. We will also being exploring the role of wrathful compassion and Tantric anger as strategies to achieve liberation.
In the tradition of comedians who have made the transition from the stage to the screen, such as Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby, multi-talented Guy Torry has made the leap to comedic actor with great success. Guy has been seen on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on HBO, as well as the feature films, Funny Money, opposite Chevy Chase, Penelope Ann Miller and Chris McDonald, The Last Stand, starring Anthony Anderson, Darrin Henson, Kevin Hart and written and directed by Russ Parr, Dead and Deader, opposite Dean Cain and Susan Ward, and the independent thriller Slow Burn, opposite Ray Liotta, Taye Diggs, LL Cool J and Mekhi Phifer.
Good Bad People November 18th, 2018 @ 7:30 PM Written by Rachel Lynett Directed by Ian R. Crawford Featuring: Nedra Dixon, Shawna Pena Downing, Teisha M. Bankston, Amy Attaway, and Ai Vy Bui Dramaturg & Stage Directions: Michelle Tyrene Johnson
Amiri has become another statistic, one more young black man shot by a police officer, and another family is forced into the national spotlight. June returns home to find that her mother has refused to make a statement, leaving the press to jump to their own stereotypical narrative. Should she publicly stand up for her brother’s life, or keep family matters private?
This year’s artist is globally recognized blues & gospel vocalist, Oleta Adams! Since the runaway success of her debut album Circle of One (which went Platinum), and the impassioned hit single “Get Here”, Oleta Adams has inspired fans in the U.S. and Europ with journeys of the heart. Oleta’s songs draw deeply from her roots in gospel while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music.
Embodying the sacred feminine is a beautiful, healing process that invites us to (re)claim narratives around body, identity and self-love. It calls us toward an internal environment of thriving-- one that fully embraces and celebrates the Divine within and around us. As we learn to discover the sacred within, we offer the gift of sharing through expression.
Come join us for a womxn’s retreat where we will continue to explore through movement, writing and art. Open Table community members-- Victoria, Hakima, Sarah, and Madi-- will facilitate this mini-retreat experience. Bring your journal, yoga mat, art supplies and/or magazines if you wish! Let’s share in the practice of beauty and rest with one another.
Amplify Culture is proud to our second installment of Dinner Party!
This time around we've teamed up with Tribe. Join us for a truly unique friends-style dining experience, featuring an exclusive menu prepared by the good people over at Tribe. Enjoy an exclusive ticket-holder only dinner which includes a special shrimp boil menu and select beers.
Family, Friends, Food, Music and Games. Free to attend and it's all ages. The 3rd Sunday of every month has become a special one for our Soulful Sunday's Family. We don't use the word "Family" as a special catch phrase or just cool modern day slang. This event has made us just that. If you haven't joined us for Soulful Sunday's, theres no better time than the present to do so. We're always looking to add to our family.
This is the release show for #SoulFood4. We will celebrate black men, health, family, and purpose. It's an all ages/family friendly event, its FREE, and it will be a great time for Thanksgiving Eve at Ruby Jeans!
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