From: FreeQuency <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Subject: #IWillNotBeAHermitInNOLA Weekend Edition
1-6pm | Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Road) | free.99 (bring $ to spend!)
ABOUT JUA KALI (This is my shop and we’ll be having a sale on old inventory!): Founded by artist, pattern enthusiast & patternmaster Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa, Jua Kali is a shapeshifting collection of Kenyan made clothing, jewelry and accessories for people of all genders and gender expressions. It is also one of many entrepreneurial effort to ensure Africans on the continent financially benefit from the recent resurgence of “African & African inspired”, and an effort to train young women in New Orleans in entrepreneurship through gig based employment and mentorship.
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, in collaboration with Women with a Vision, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition, and Families & Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children proudly presents a national convening on ending the incarceration of women and girls.
We welcome community members, those who have been impacted by the Criminal Justice system and leaders who are engaging in gender-responsive, criminal justice reform efforts.
Light refreshments will be provided. Space is very limited. RSVP today!
Questions? Contact Sade Dumas at either 504-264-2189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11pm-3am | Ascendance presents The Temple: Cancer Season |
For the uninitiated:
Ascendance is a monthly party for adults of all racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities who love black and brown people as much as black and brown culture and wish to celebrate the zodiac through the electronic musical traditions of the African diaspora. On our dance floor you will hear hip hop, trap, R&B, soul, disco, house, reggaeton, afrobeats, salsa, merengue, baile funk, reggae, dancehall, soca, zouk, or whatever else feels most a propos during these witchingest of hours.
2-5pm | Walking Raddy–Book Launch | Xavier University (1 Drexel Drive)
Join scholars, artists and the New Orleans Baby Dolls as they celebrate the contemporary expression of a century-old tradition though the book launch of “Walking Raddy: the Baby Dolls of New Orleans,” edited by Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville and published by The University Press of Mississippi.
Come in costume or festive attire to meet the contributors, enjoy music, food, and dance. Baby Doll groups are offering memorabilia for raffle. Purchase work by visual artists who have captured this tradition.
Refreshments by Dianne Honore and the Black Storyville Baby Dolls