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Black History Month Celebration: Loving Your Blackness

Feb 25 12:00pm

Loving Your Blackness

Saturday, February 25
12-5 p.m.

Loving Your Blackness is a FREE celebration in honor of Black History Month hosted by the Los Angeles LGBT Center! This celebration will include informative workshops, local artists, live performances, music, a resource fair, and an assembly to honor the history and culture of Blackness. Please join us to heal, educate, and empower our community in an all-inclusive space!

11:30 a.m.            Doors Open

12:00-1:15 p.m.  Opening Ceremony and Panel

1:15-2:30 p.m.    Performances, Art Installations, and Resource Fair

2:30-3:30 p.m.    Workshops, Art Installations, and Resource Fair

3:45-5:00 p.m.    Assembly

Here's just some of what you can look forward to:

Black and Silver: Trans Activist Elders Speak! panel featuring Sir Lady Java, Eva Aubry, and Duchess

Honoring Sage Johnson with The Marsha B. Johnson Award, an award given to a burgeoning community activist

Assembly presented by the Center’s Youth Ambassadors Coalition

Music by DJ Big D & DJ Dayslayer

Special performances by:
Show Off Dance Crew
Alexandria Nicole
Jurni Rayne
Ventage
Aonnie
Kendon Tillis
Natalie Castaneda
Alyssa Griego

"Our Body's Matter" photo exhibit by Rakeem Cunningham

"Where are we going?" video installation by Joshan

Community art project

Workshops:
- UNLEASH your personal power! facilitated by Coach Kerri R. Smith-Osei, CLC
- Sex and the Church facilitated by Pastor Curt D. Thomas, The Renewed Church Of Los Angeles
- Storytelling: Passing of Traditions in the Black Community facilitated by Percival Pandy, Black AIDS Institute
- Queer & Black-Owned: How to be A Successful LGBTQ Entrepreneur of Color facilitated by Ayesha Harris, Ninth - Chapter Barbershop
- From the Streets to the Sheets: Racism, Stigma, and PrEP facilitated by Blossom Brown and Heidi Chaires, Sexual Health Program, Los Angeles LGBT Center

Resource Fair participants:
Black AIDS Institute
Healthy Young Men's Study, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Stuzo Clothing
Los Angeles Women's Network, Los Angeles LGBT Center
LifeWorks, Los Angeles LGBT Center
Audre Lorde Health Program, Los Angeles LGBT Center
Color In Common, Los Angeles LGBT Center
Youth Center, Los Angeles LGBT Center
AIDS/LifeCycle

Sponsor:
Smashbox Cosmetics

 

For more information, contact [email protected]
323-860-3664


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