InIspired by Malcolm X: Healing and Self-Determination Through the 4MX Greenhouse
Feb
9
11:45 AM11:45

InIspired by Malcolm X: Healing and Self-Determination Through the 4MX Greenhouse

In this special edition of Weeksville Weekends for Black History Month 2019, A Blade of Grass Fellow Jordan Weber will present his project 4 Malcolm X Greenhouse, centered around a greenhouse he built on the foundation of Malcolm X’s birth home in North Omaha, Nebraska. Inspired by Malcolm X’s legacy of self-empowerment and determination, the project provides a space for the North Omaha community to grow food and medicinal plants, engage in spiritual and contemplative practices, and to push back against poverty and pollution to build sustainable economies. A community conversation hosted by Weber, Weeksville Heritage Center staff, and Weeksville Artists-in-Residence Keith and Mendi Obadike will follow. Audiences are then invited to experience interactive sessions with other NYC-based initiatives doing similar work.

Audiences will also have an opportunity to visit the exhibition Mendi + Keith Obadike’s  Utopias: Seeking For A City, a sound and video installation that will be on display in our 1860s house through April 13. The installation asks visitors to think about the songs and stories that inspired African-Americans to create Black towns like Weeksville.  For more information on the installation is here: http://www.weeksvillesociety.org/utopias

These activities will be complemented as always by hands-on art making workshops for youth and tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses at Weeksville.


Schedule

11:45

Ocean drum healing sound demonstration with Sheps Hetep Ancestral Music

12:15

Salah prayer session

12:30

Opening statements & history of Malcolm X in Brooklyn by Weeksville staff; presentation of 4MX Greenhouse by Jordan Weber, followed by community conversation with Keith and Mendi Obadike & Weeksville staff

1:30

Moon Mother Apothecary founder Suhaly Bautista-Carolina offers a presentation on ancestral plant medicine followed by a tea tasting & market

2:00

Brooklyn Zen Center offers two guided meditation sessions on undoing racism

2:00

House tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses at Weeksville

2:30

Brooklyn Zen Center offers two guided meditation sessions on undoing racism

3:00

Studio Squared: Intention Beading Workshop with The Black School – Session #1 –  The Studio Museum in Harlem and ABOG Fellows The Black School co-present two beading workshops that invite participants to create intention beads inspired by Malcolm X's legacy of community healing and self-determination. These workshops offer a space to create tangible objects that hold the promise of intentional future actions.

3:00

House tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses at Weeksville

3:00

DanceAfrica community dance workshop

4:00

House tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses at Weeksville

4:30

Studio Squared: Intention Beading Workshop with The Black School – Session #2 –  The Studio Museum in Harlem and ABOG Fellows The Black School co-present two beading workshops that invite participants to create intention beads inspired by Malcolm X's legacy of community healing and self-determination. These workshops offer a space to create tangible objects that hold the promise of intentional future actions.

4:30

365 Days of Black Resilience—Honoring and embodying the humanity and value of Black life is a lifelong investment that needs all of us. Adaku Utah of Harriet’s Apothecary will host a session to explore resilience practices that honor Black lives, from abolition to deep impactful listening, to getting in the right relationship with the Earth and so much more.

5:15

Ocean drum healing sound demonstration with Sheps Hetep Ancestral Music

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