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Durham Black Network is hosting its Black Open Mic
February 22, 2024, 7pm in recognition of Black History Month!
Online (Microsoft Teams) focusing on storytelling, testimonies of personal stories through words, spoken words, poetry or music; featuring inspirational quotes and a healing activity. Have your voice heard or listen. All are welcome.
No Cost. Limited Capacity. Register Now to secure your spot.
Our Black Open Mic is an Online program focuses on elevating the voices of the Black Community. Supporting individuals impacted by Systemic Anti-Black Racism, marginalization, racial trauma, and intergenerational trauma by elevating their voices, sharing experiences, and expressing their creativity. We aim to have this program available every 3 months. A safe space to allow participants to openly share experiences which can influence wellbeing and express themselves to grow and heal which reduces stigma for the listeners and participants. Sharing storytelling fashion of Poetry or voicing personal stories, reflecting on inspirational quotes from Black leaders and a healing activity led by culturally responsive Psychotherapist/ Social Worker who share strategies or creative processes that help participants decompress what they’ve learned and teaches them techniques on how to cope and move forward.
The Black Open Mic is based on a variety of evidence-based and culturally informed practices through traditional African practices of storytelling and through the facilitation of healing activities. Facilitators are trained on Culturally relevant care to enable participants to experience comfort, expression and promote healing in a way that speaks to their identity and culture. Storytelling is also used in our approach; it is rooted in African knowledge and ways of knowing and is the origin of poetry, rap and spoken word in communities of the Black diaspora. African culture is embedded in stories, storytelling, riddles, and parables. Participants will build their self-worth, confidence and social connectedness will improve and positively influence their quality of life. Poetry writers can share their craft and allies welcome to listen in. The Black Open Mic is offered every 3 months Online and at no cost to participants.
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