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A New Black Arts Movement Presents: Art Saves Mother Earth
April 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us April 16 for our soul session in The Bronx on mother earth centeredness!
Mother earth centerdness involves living in harmony with mother earth, holding her center to our being and living in accordance with universal law of nurture, nature, and respect to all beings.
In the spirit of a soul session, various performers (from spoken word artists to dancers) will illustrate our themes via their talents. “Art Saves Mother Earth” embodies two major themes:
1. “Saving our Earth”, suspending human habits that are harmful to the Earth, promoting an eco-socialist lifestyle in The Bronx.
2. “Saving our streets”, performances emobdying different ways to uplift our communities, fighting off social injustices.
Dj: The Dance Pit
The soul session starts at 3pm, ends at 6pm.
Location: 35 Marcy Place Bronx, NY 10452
entry: $10 donation – no one turned away with maroon exchange (see below) youth are always free
there will be food and refreshments available for purchase
bring something of sentimental and or personal value for a maroon exchange (to substitute the entry fee) as we experiment with alternative exchanges to capitalism in our maroon village.
a new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. we support all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination.
our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society.
a new black arts movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. we imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations. we prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live.
a new black arts movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. we imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice. our space is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art.
this is a movement building off the original black arts movement of the 1960’s founded by baba amiri baraka, sonia sanchez, maya angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. we honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles. we are matriarchal, mother earth centered, and maroon nationality and identity.