Join Wildseeds for Black Future Month!

This February, join Wildseeds: The New Orleans Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Collective in honoring Black life, Black history, Black futures, Black activism, Black healing, and the combined power of the Black radical tradition and the Black speculative imagination.
Celebrate #BlackFutureMonth.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
NOON-1PM @ Tulane University
Womanism: Claiming Our Space in the Feminist Movement
Join our Wildseeds cofounders for an interactive workshop on Black feminism and the creative power of women of color organizing together for survival and healing. Sponsored by the Newcomb College Institute. Free and open to the community.
(*The workshop takes place in Tulane’s Caroline Richardson Building in the Anna Many Lounge.)

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
5:00-7:00PM @ the Arts Estuary
(1024 Elysian Fields Ave.)
Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo Women: Black and Brown Women Writing Our Past, Present, and Future
Join us for an evening of literary fun featuring short fiction and poetry readings by local women of color writers. Come for the power of women of color telling our own stories, in our own voices. Open to the public; $5-10 sliding scale donation.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
10:00AM-NOON @ Dancing Grounds
(3705 Saint Claude Avenue)
A Beautiful Resistance: Black and Brown Bodies in Movement
Join us for loving and holistic healing practices to renew the mind, body, and spirit in times of radical movement building. This workshop will include curvy-body friendly yoga and movement work for all sizes. Closed to folks of color only; $8-10 sliding scale donation.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
5:30-7:30PM @ Community Book Center
(2523 Bayou Road)
After Ferguson: BlackLivesMatter & the Fight for the Future
Co-sponsored by the New Orleans chapter of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100)! Join us for a community conversation on the impact of the BlackLivesMatters movement, what organizing looks like on the ground now, and how activists are mapping out liberatory visions for the future. Free and open to the public.


This Black Future Month comes out of a call made through the #BlackLivesMatter network, taking Black History Month to a whole new level! Black Future Month is an opportunity for us to engage a collective vision of a world where black lives actually matter. What would that look like, taste like, sound like, feel like, and smell like?

Black Future Month recognizes that Black history is always in the process of being made.

Celebrate #BlackFutureMonth!