SICF x Coffee, Hip-Hop, and Mental Health: Artist’s Panel
1010 W 35th St, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60609
Opening Friday, June 17th, from 6PM - 8PM
An interactive discussion about the resilience of the Black Creative Experience.
Join us for a collaborative conversation between Something I Can Feel and Coffee Hip Hop and Mental Health.
This discussion will dive into the nuances of ways Black Creativity drives culture, change and inspires our communities. Through the many disciplines of arts; photography, music, fashion, etc. Black culture is celebrated, recognized and honored. Please join us at [salonlb.] for this important discussion. Led by CHHAMH’s founder Christopher LeMark in honor of Juneteenth.
Doors open at 6PM
Discussion starts 7PM
SICF PRESENTS: SOMETHING I CAN FEEL
CURATED BY DWIGHT WHITE – JUNE 11-22, 2022
SICF began as an idea created by curator, Dwight White to celebrate Juneteenth. As a celebration of Black creativity, Dwight and his team (D. White Collective) strive to create immersive experiences, while inspiring people to simply, feel. The team hosts an annual Something I Can Feel (SICF) Exhibition in celebration of Juneteenth to uplift and empower the local Chicago community, while creating programming centered around social connectivity and the Black experience.
Marline Johnson (Marly), Edo, Lo Harris, Natalie Orr (Nat), Paul Branton, Jettila Lewis (Jetti), Jade Williams, EWRKS, John Pendleton, Tayo Jr., Dwight White II, Prince Jai, Heir Portier, S. Rose
ABOUT COFFEE, HIP-HOP, AND MENTAL HEALTH:
OUR MISSION is to normalize therapy, particularly in Black neighborhoods, where therapy is stigmatized and considered taboo, and where disparities and injustice have long-been the standard. Whilst supporting the community, we also aim to educate and inform our counterparts and allies.
In order to address one’s mental health needs, we must first acknowledge and help to resolve that which is rooted in poor mental, cognitive, and behavioral issues in our communities. Lack of access to quality healthcare, economic stability, resources, and basic survival needs, plague individuals and families alike, making it a challenge to be receptive of therapy and its benefits.
When we are suffering, there is also typically the unmet need of community, acceptance, and love. We meet people where they’re at, so that we can help them realize a better future rooted in strong mental health. Addressing survival needs in high-poverty neighborhoods, provides safety and begins to clear the path for one to embrace and consider the many forms of healing. We take pride in physically showing up in our community. It’s how we began and it’s a promise we intend to keep.
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