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ALIGNMENT FEST 2019:

for creative expression, community building, resource sharing, joy and empowering narratives.

March 1st, 2019, 6PM - 9PM :
The Manifesto: Exhibition Opening
@ Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin St. Oakland

March 9th 2019, 5PM - 10PM :
Hosted by the Homies + Community Resource Mapping Project
w/ Macrowaves
@ Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin St. Oakland

March 16th, 2019, 10PM - 2AM :
Twerk 4 Mother Earth + Official After Party for the Empowering Womxn of Color Conference
@ Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland

March 23rd 2019, 2PM - 5PM :
Elements Creativity Workshop
w/ Emily Mclean
@ Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin St. Oakland

March 30th 2019, 10AM - 1PM :
Getting Down With My Yoni Workshop
w/ Sumi’s Touch
@ Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin St. Oakland

March 30th 2019, 2PM - 5PM :
“Writing To / From / For the Margins” Workshop
w/ Shah Noor & Fatima Nasiyr
@ Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin St. Oakland

 

Learn more about the events of Alignment Festival

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The Manifesto: Exhibition Opening

a contemporary art installation exhibiting works from the woc at The House of Malico.

March 1st, 2019, 6PM - 9PM :
Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin st.

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Hosted by the Homies:
Community Resource Mapping Project w/ Macrowaves

is a hyper-local potluck event encouraging artist collaboration over the exchange of intimate conversations, interactive activities, and good food.

March 9th 2019, 5PM - 10PM

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Twerk 4 Mother Earth:
The Official Empowering Womxn of Color Conference After Party

is an independent music platform born from the qtipoc & bipoc tastemakers. Twerk 4 Mother Earth is building a community that supports artist promoting an inclusive, consent-based culture. This months T4ME is the official after party for the Empowering Womxn of Color Conference. Live stream by Lower Grand Radio.

March 16th, 2019, 10PM - 2AM

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Creativity Workshop w/ Emily Mclean

focuses on empowering our natural creative tendencies, by changing negative internal/ social narratives. Self-acceptance is core to the theory behind this workshop. Believing that everyone is truly original and creative; we just have to get out of our own way. While looking deeper at our own processes and creative styles, this workshop will help to illuminate what creativity means to the individual. We will be exploring concepts and theories that touch on mindfulness, cognitive psychology, and internal family systems. Using the complimentary workbook provided there will be group activities/discussions, writing prompts, and a take home journal to encourage creative discovery beyond this workshop. Snacks and beverages will be provided .

March 23rd 2019, 2PM - 5PM

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Getting Down With My Yoni Workshop w/ Sumi’s Touch

uses movement, reflection and discussion as tools for connecting and reconnecting with our most sacred selves. This health and wellness workshop is centered in healing both physical and spiritual ailments/imbalances pertaining to our Yoni's. Together, we will create a sacred space to honor the divine feminine in us all.

March 30th 2019, 10AM - 1PM

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“Writing To / From / For the Margins” Workshop
w/ Shah Noor & Fatima Nasiyr

creates a dynamic space for writers of color and folks from marginalized racial-ethnic identities by utilizing liberatory pedagogies and creative inquiry to support storytelling in a collaborative and brave-safe environment. While engaging with critical thinkers and black feminist writers, this workshop will aid attendees in developing their writing skills through somatic studies and embodiment techniques to help channel their creativity. They will learn constructive, effective methods for critiquing and improving their art practices via experiential learning and case studies. We will include activities such as meditation, collective readings, embodied movement, free writing, group discussions, art critique sections, and one-on-one peer review.

March 30th 2019, 2PM - 5PM