Dec 11th 2016

Please join us Sunday, December 11th to meditate on and re-visit affirmations. Affirming our goals, dreams and the power that we all share.

Featuring workshops, + discussions by EVA LEWIS and ANGELA DAVIS FEGAN followed by a community clothing swap.

Beauty Breaks workshop series, founded by artist Amina Ross and co-led with artist AJ McClenon, brings together beauty and wellness practitioners to break open what black beauty and wellness means today. These workshop center BLACK femininities and are FREE and open to the public.

*********Beauty Breaks is EXCLUSIVELY for black-identified folks, folks of the African diaspora and Afrodesciendentes.*********

Snacks and drinks available throughout the duration of the event. MORE INFO @

ACCESIBILITY NOTE: Unfortunately this location is not ADA accessible, there are three flights of stairs. Please reach out if you would like to explore possible accommodations


2:00p – 3p | Doors, Snacks + Chat

3p – 3:15p | Opening Meditation by Amina

3:15p-4:15p | Angela Davis Fegan – lavender menace declarations // affirmations
Participants will be encouraged to write responses to a text prompt included as part of an installed art work amongst other text heavy poster art. The public responses on the wall will then be used as inspiration for participants to create their own hand lettered text based art works to hang in their homes.

4:30p-5:30p | Eva Lewis (on behalf of The I Project) – Surviving Socially Conscious
In this workshop, we will explore ways to practice self-care in the midst of being socially conscious. Being socially conscious can be a taxing thing. We see problems and everything, and may sometimes feel helpless and unable to solve these problems, especially when they systematically affect us. It is important when in the line of sociological work, we prioritize our health on top of helping others. Together, we will discuss what it means to be socially conscious, and how it affects our everyday lives. Then, we will work on finding joy in things of all sizes. The I Project is an initiative to humanize intersections through an activism through art approach. Using art as a primary medium, we will express our frustrations, joys, and begin individual roads to healing and self care despite enduring oppression. Participants will write and share poetry, join in song, dance, and meditate. The goal is for each person to find an outlet that bests works for them to cope with an analytical mindset. We will cultivate an energy focused in joy, community, and creativity.

5:30-6:30p | CLOTHING SWAP
Please bring clothing to swap with Beauty Breaks fam. Please make sure clothes are laundered 🙂

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