YMCA & Niki Lopez Creative Presents: FREE Art Workshop & Community Talk w/ Derek Davis, Northwest Gardens Arthouse, Saturday, 29. June 2019

YMCA of South Florida & Niki Lopez Creative Presents:
A FREE WYE Art Workshop & Community Talk
Whats Your Elephant workshop by artist Niki Lopez along with a Community Talk featuring historian: Derek Davis of Davis Kuumba Arts.
The topic - Emancipation: A Tool or a Trophy.
For more information: Emilia Solano at esolano@ymcasouthflorida.org | 954-467-2444
Saturday, June 29; 1 - 4 PM
Refreshments & other activities included!

Northwest Gardens Arthouse
821 NW 12th Terr., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
 
DETAILS:
Emancipation: A Tool or a Trophy - by Derek Davis:
What does emancipation do? Is it useful or ornamental? Is it a ceramic elephant sitting on a mantle or is it a social-political instrument lost in a shed?
Emancipation as a legal term is a “fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions.” For a child it is the age of adulthood. The child is no longer legally bond as a dependent of the parents. However, what does this mean for a people or ethnic group.
When the United State of America became independent it was emancipated from rulership by Britain. The nation was freed from British royalty, economy restrictions, and Parliamentary law. Sadly, that independence was not shared with the black people of this nation. The Emancipation Proclamation was the catalyst of freedom for Black Americans. The question is how well is emancipation working?
The African proverb for Independence, Fawohodie, states that “Independence comes with its responsibilities.” This workshop examines how we depict and describe independence in our community today.
Davis Kuumba Arts - dkuumbarts.com
What's Your Elephant art workshop - by Niki Lopez:
#whatsyourelephant is a movement that creates a safe space for people to use the arts to have dialogue and bring awareness to the unspoken. It includes visual and performing arts, interactive arts, creative community building, hands-on projects, workshops and events. 
This hands-on art-making workshop will invite participants to create a piece that speaks on their experience or definition of emancipation, being free, not being free or a time where their freedom was taken away.
What's Your Elephant - whatsyourelephant.org
 
There will be a community discussion.  
 

Community Partners for this event:
 

 
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Funding for this project is due in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.


This Kiki is a part of an ongoing project: 





A Sistrunk Legacy: Community Kiki Arts Program
With a series of intergenerational community gatherings (Kikis), arts workshops and other events the Sistrunk Legacy project invites the elders and youth of Historical Sistrunk to share and document their memories and stories of this unforgettable, unshakeable neighborhood and to transform those powerful lived histories into extraordinary art. 
This series of FREE events will be ongoing until November 2019

Feb. 23rdSankofa - play w/poet Rebecca "Butterfly" 
April 27thArt Workshop w/Connie Mcknight & Community Talk w/Emmanuel George
June 29What’s Your Elephant workshop and Talk w/Derek Davis.  Topic - Emancipation
July 12 Krea8tive Uprising performance workshop
July 13 Krea8tive Uprising & Community Talk
August 23 Film workshop
August 24 KIKI: Shorts film presentation & Talk
October 19 A Sistrunk Legacy: Community Kiki culminating exhibition and celebration

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L.A. Lee YMCA presents ‘A Sistrunk Legacy: Community Kiki Arts Program’ in collaboration with artist & cultural programer Niki Lopez. 


Saturday, 29. June 2019, Northwest Gardens Arthouse, YMCA & Niki Lopez Creative Presents: FREE Art Workshop & Community Talk w/ Derek Davis

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