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Awaken Workshop Series

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February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Black Arts Matter presents
The Awaken Workshop Series
February 7 from 5pm – 8:30pm
February 8 from 12pm – 8pm
at the BK Block (10418 107 Avenue)

A workshop series that asks: what are the elements necessary for a world that honours Black life; and by extension, Black art? Covering topics such as Afro-Indigineity, the business of art, breath work and mindfulness, as well as a networking opportunity for social justice minded artists- we will explore the dimensions of Blackness that create our world. Oh, and we gon eat. 

  • Open to Black communities only 
  • All ages welcome

Festival Director – Nasra
Project Manager – Effy Adar
Curator – YEG The Come Up
Curator – Pepper’d
Design – Merlin Uwalaka


Friday, February 7
5pm: Opening Circle with D’orjay the Singing Shaman
6pm: Dinner
7pm: Afro-Indigeneity & Art Medicine with Erin David, Nasra, Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones (storytelling/workshop)

Saturday, February 8
12pm: Sing-a-long Brunch with D’orjay the Singing Shaman
1:15pm: Business of Art with Jerome Morgan (workshop)
2:30pm: Youth Poet Laureate Showcase with Timiro Mohamed (performance)
4pm: Dinner
4:45pm: Activism and the Call to Action (panel discussion & networking)
6:15pm: Breathwork & Mindfulness with Queen Charlene (workshop)


February 7, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


BK Block
10418 107 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0W1 Canada


Black Arts Matter
Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre