Combahee Survival Week!!!!!
In honor of Sakia Gunn and the Combahee River Collective, Combahee Survival Revival Week in Durham, NC will be a week full of trainings on how to live, eat, work and think sustainably and radically! Featuring fieldtrips, farm workdays, experiments, video making, poetic games, political discussions, writing workshops, healing demonstrations, backyard camp-outs, singing, dancing and bonding, this week will be a preview of Black Feminist Heaven…what our community looks like when we share what we know, turn towards each other and nurture and amplify our exciting interconnections!!!! This process is inspired by the brilliance and legacy of Black feminists on the universe, and everyone of every background who is inspired by that legacy is encouraged to participate!
Get ready for the best week ever!!!!!
*Come by the Inspiration Station any time to participate in the Survival Guide Layout Zine Making Process! (Just send Lex a text!)
Tuesday May 25th—
3pm Mamas Gathering @ the Inspiration Station
Come have tea and inspiration at a mama-centric baby-filled gathering about how we can create support for radical mamaz. Special video-cam visits from radical mamaz and Combahee Survival Guide contributors Mai’a Williams, Noemi Martinez and Cynthia Oka.
6pm Safe in Our Streets Roundtable on Queer Youth and Safety
@ Durham Media Center-110 East Geer Street Durham, NC 27701
Facilitated by Mattias and Mya of the Youth Noise Network this will be a recorded youth-centered conversation about the Safe in Our Streets campaign, Sakia Gunn and the complexity of safety for youth in Durham.
Wednesday May 26th—(Sakia Gunn’s Birthday)
3:30pm (meet @ Inspiration station) with something that says you live in NC to get into the museum free or meet us there: 433 West Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704-3101)
Afterschool Butterfly Ancestors Workshop at the Butterfly House @ the Museum for Life and Science (led by Nia Wilson)
6pm Southerners on New Ground Organizing School Report Back
Honor Sakia Gunn and yourself by gathering for a potluck dinner and interactive exploration of what Durham folks learned at the Southerners on New Ground Organizing School.
Thursday May 27th
Baking Day at Bread Uprising Bakery!!!!!! (on Arnette Ave)
10 am Folks are welcome to come witness the process and help with baking at the Bread Uprising Bakery, bring a hat!
1pm Lunch and Bakery Workshop at Bread Uprising!!!!
Make your own bread and learn about the magic of community sustained food sources from Noah and Tim.
6pm Interactive Root Chakra Survival Workshop @ Inspiration Station
(facilitated by Audrey Esquivel and Kifu Faruq)
Friday May 28th—
12pm Noontime Oshun Eno River Experience (featuring Kia Carscallen)
(meet at the inspiration station at 11:45am or at the West Point of the Eno. We will be standing in the river! Dress accordingly!)
5ish (Seneca the teenage philosopher gets to town!!!!!!)
6:30 pm BACKYARD CAMPOUT at the Inspiration Station
(bring s’more materials and survival stories)
Saturday May 29th—
Morning: Potluck Brunch with Parents picking up campers!!!!
3pm Sisters of the Healing Drum Circle (hosted by Salsa Soul Sister starting Black Lesbian Elders Harriet Alston and Carolyn Gray)
9pm until…Pajama Jammy-Jam Featuring your favorite Early 90′s Music at the Summit Spot!
Monday May 31—Work Day at JRuth Farm 9am-3pm. Transportation available.
Push the button to sign up to be a monthly sustainer (the big blue number is how much you’ll be donating each month automatically)!