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Communion: Black Feminism + Study + Spirituality


  • Ashara Ekundayo Gallery 480 23RD STREET Oakland, CA 94612 United States (map)

The exhibition will showcase six visual artistic reflections on the themes of Black Feminism + Study + Spirituality submitted by attendees and community members who work across a range of artistic mediums in addition to the theory maps and portraits from the year-long project.  The goal of this exhibition is to provide a platform for the artists in our community to showcase work that attends to the particular intersections of race, gender, art and theory.

While the Bay Area is home to several collective arts initiatives that feature the work of black women, we are of the belief that the particular work of tending to the intellectual and spiritual offerings of black women is crucial in this time and place. We hope to reach a diverse and intergenerational community of local artists invested in the work of venerating and learning with black womxn. We hope that by promoting the convergence of visual art and black feminism, we spark a trend that illuminates, rather than obscures the role black womxn have played and continue to play in shaping our social, cultural, and political imaginaries.

Join us for opening night which is also Oakland’s very own First Friday 5/3 from 6-9pm!

The program:

6:00pm -7:00pm - Mingling/arriving

7:10pm - 7:30pm - Free Write Sharing from the Congregation (an invitation to share anything wrote in or inspired by Church!)

7:30- 7:35pm - Black Girl in Magic (Baby Girl 'Shira will share a poem or song)

7:35- 7:50pm - Aurielle Lucier will bless us with some poems! 

7:50 - 8:00pm - Miyuki and Malika will share some feelings and acknowledgements