JOIN CREATE A SPACE NOW FOR DAY FILLED WITH ART AND ACTIVISM!
First come and dance with Hettie Barnhill founder of Create A Space NOW and director of the film "A Love Letter To Brian, Lesley and Michelle" for a morning of activating our bodies, as we gather with a dance workshop. This in-person class is for all movers and will be in the style of Afro-Modern! No previous dance experience needed just an open heart and unrestrictive attire! 11PM - 1PM
Then join us at The Black House for "And Still We Rise: A Long Table Conversation, Installation" with a partial screening of the new film: A Love Letter to Brian, Lesley, and Michelle. This is a community event with 21st Century Arts Inc. and Create A Space NOW as we discuss the Rochester Rebellion that took place Fifty-seven years ago. 2 PM - 5 PM
On July 24, 1964 Rochester, NY’s Black community rebelled against dehumanizing discrimination, police brutality, high unemployment, poverty, and other manifestations of systemic racial inequality. Though the dominant community did not frame it that way and still does not till this day, Black citizens of Rochester lived in an Apartheid state. Their townships were redlined neighborhoods which were separate, unequal, under resourced, and overpoliced.
Now 57 years later on July 24, 2021, 21st Century Arts Inc. and Create A Space NOW, will interrogate these same issues in a contemporary conversation informed by its historical context. And Still We Rise: A Long Table Conversation and Installation is presented on the uprising’s anniversary.
All events free and open to the public (Donations to support “a love letter to Brian, Lesley, and Michelle", 21st Century Arts Inc. and The Speed Factory, thankfully accepted)