BLACK PRIDE AT THE CENTER: HEALING, BUILDING, THRIVING
The RiseOut Advocacy Council is proud to present and encourages you to join us for “Black Pride at The Center: Healing, Building, Thriving,” where BIPOC members of the community will be highlighted and celebrated with pride!
In this virtual gathering, we will share community space and offer several workshops on each day.
In Co-Sponsorship with:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23
12:15-2 p.m. ET – Public Health & Community Recovery
This panel is an honest conversation about community recovery from the past year in wake of the pandemic. Information about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic will be discussed as well.
Panelist name(s), affiliation(s):
Kenya Crawford, LMHC (she/her), Licensed Psychotherapist and co-founder of On the Mend
Sterling Inniss (they/them), Healing Visual Artist, and Tik Tok Sensation
Marcus Sandling, MD (he/him), Clinical Director of Sexual Health at Callen-Lorde
Panel moderated by Dorcas Adedoja, MPH. Dorcas is a Human Rights Campaign ACTIVATE Fellow and public health advocate for Black trans and queer communities.
12:15-2 p.m. ET – Getting Your Money Right: How to Build Wealth Post-COVID
Learn what it takes to free yourself from debt and grow your assets to build a solid financial future no matter your current financial reality. Join our discussion with two experts in the fields of financial consulting and cryptocurrency.
Panelist name(s), affiliation(s):
Gayla Burks, MBA (she/her), Product Manager, Special Projects at Coil
Vonne Williams (she/her), Financial Coach, Activate Increase
Panel moderated by Elijah Li and Kylie Madhav
2:15-3:30 p.m. ET- Speed Friending Workshop for Black Queer and Trans Folx
Fearless Femme 100 invites you to our virtual Speed Friending event Pride Edition. Come ready with your snacks and your cutest Queer/Trans self. Participants get to attend a 10-15 minute workshop on the importance of mental wellbeing and friendship, followed by a Q&A session and exciting rounds of virtual speed-friending.
Workshop moderated by Jia Hurd.
THURSDAY, JUNE 24
4:15-5:30 p.m. ET – Personal Restoration: Mapping Pleasure In Your Body
Jasmine Hearn will guide a 40-minute warm up of the body using touch, sensation, imagination, and memory. After a short break, the group will spend time listening, unraveling, and responding to offered prompts with movement, dance, sound, and writing.
You will be asked to take care of yourself.
You will be asked to move and rest with the body, voice, experience, and space that you have in the present moment.
You will be asked to follow the range of your joy and grief.
4:15-5:30 p.m. – Transcendence: The Power of Storytelling
This workshop is a frank conversation between activists and community members to understand the plight of the Transgender and Black Immigrant community. Participants will understand why trauma-informed care is vital for healing and how we reclaim our power through storytelling, an approach disciplined by caring for each other as a community.
Panel host: Edafe Okporo, Activist and Author, Executive Director RDJ Refugee Shelter. @edafeokporo
Hope Giselle, Activist, Author, and Artist. National organizer and Trans Activist. @hopegiselle
Uche Onwa, Co-director of Queer Detainee Empowerment Project and Queer immigrant rights activist. @famousval992
June 23, 2021 from 12-4 p.m. ET
June 24, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. ET