Two Events in early August!
The Black Perspective presents: Talent Show on Wednesday August 5th at 6-7:30 pm at the O’Brien Community Center in Winooski.
“The Black Perspective is a social justice organization who support the minorities in Vermont, striving for equality, justice and elevation of anyone in need. At this event, they will present spoken word and music reflecting their mission.
Whole Heart Inc. presents the Art of Listening Series, Featuring Ferene Paris Meyer, August 4, 11, and 18 Tuesday 4:00 – 5:30 pm
In welcoming and amplifying voices of color, we deepen connections to our communities and ourselves. Join us in this listening practice as we explore our own voices and Identities through a variety of lenses.
Please join us for our next offering in The Art of Listening: A Series of Three-Part Sessions. Each session will focus on different modes of listening and expression – from writing and storytelling, to movement and song. Each artist will share their craft and introduce ways of knowing. We will follow the Wholeheart pattern of inviting reflection and expression in small groups.
About Ferene Paris Meyer: Ferene is the creator and owner of All Heart Inspirations, LLC. She creates heart-centered spaces through storytelling workshops, community engagements, and retreats. Ferene is excited to spread love, gratitude, and affirmations within our local community and beyond!
Donation opportunity for August!
Help fund an exciting and necessary project by cinematographer and story-teller Anthony Marques and the Perspective.
Kickstarter Description: “Invisible will tell the stories of Black people who grew up or moved to Vermont and experienced first hand being judged and pushed aside due to their skin color through a documentary film. In one of the whitest states in the nation, the lived experiences of people of color are too often denied and dismissed. As a result, Black lives are devalued and our entire community is diminished. Invisible will illuminate how implicit and explicit racial bias shape the day to day reality of people of color in our state and will challenge Vermonters to grapple with the true cost we all pay for systemic racism. The creative team at Perspective understands first hand that all stories of trauma are also stories of resilience. We believe that amplifying Black voices and celebrating the strength and creativity of the Black community are the most powerful tools we have to create change.”