On May 19th, 2016, as part of the national #SayHerName day of action, Black Lives Matter asked folks to participate in lifting up women and femmes who are no longer with us, and/or those who inspire us in our everyday lives. On the Black Lives Matter website (http://sayhername.blacklivesmatter.com/) the public was asked to upload an image, graphic or photograph of someone you want to lift up, using either #SayHerName for those who have been taken from us and #InHerHonor for those who are still with us or passed from natural causes. #InHerHonor was created through Tanya Lucia Bernard’s leadership of Black Lives Matter’s  Arts + Culture branch; Walter Cruz,a City-As teaching artist, Tiffany and the City As School “I Honor You” Youth Activists. The Youth Activists were asked to take the lead on creating an iteration of the campaign around #SayHerName for a national action on May 19th, 2016.

It is my honor to announce that the Youth Activists have been invited to share their art and skills at the Summer Edition Harriet’s Apothecary! YAY! 

 During Harriets they are displaying the original pieces from the #SayherName & #InherHonor project as well as supporting folks through the creative journey of making a piece honoring a femme or women they would like to uplift.

See you on June 16th & 17th in the village! Click the flyer for More information & details:HARRIETS_FLYER_SUMMER16_2_WEB


ARTIST TALK: Lorraine O’Grady

The Brooklyn Museum is one of the many reasons I moved to Brooklyn. I love it.  Every first Saturday of the month the Brooklyn Museum has FREE NIGHT filled with theme events. This month celebrates the rich history and culture of Haiti! Did I say I love this place!

In addition there will be an artist talk with Lorraine O’Grady at 7pm! YIPPPPPY Lorraine O’Grady is one of the many current African American Artist that deals with themes of Diaspora identities, womanhood and family. She truly inspires me and I hope  to be one of the 30 that get to enjoy her talk!  Above is one of the images from  her work titled: Miscegenated Family Album Details below:

Artist Lorraine O’Grady talks about her work  Miscegenated Family Album, the Museum’s featured object for August. Free tickets (30) are available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.