29 Days of Blackness
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29 Days of Blackness

CIIS' Black Psychology Jengaship program and Center for Black and Indigenous Praxis celebrate Black History month with events that highlight, honor and celebrate the indigeneity, influence, and impact of Black people. Please join us for our month-long celebration.

"This is our national truth: America would not be America without the wealth from Black labor, without Black striving, Black ingenuity, and Black resistance." — Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Week 1

Thursday, Feb 1 — Opening Ceremony

5:00pm PT: We will open up our 29 days of Blackness via zoom. Join us to kick off our month long celebration of exciting events.

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Friday, Feb 2 — African Indigeneity Throughout the Diaspora: Afro-Latin History with Jumko Ogata-Aguilar

12:00pm PT: A workshop exploring Black and African Indigeneity within Afro-Latin History.

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Saturday, Feb 3 — African Indigeneity Throughout the Diaspora: Native Lands of Turtle Island with Dr. Preston Vargas, Director of CIIS' Center for Black and Indigenous Praxis

11:00am PT: A workshop exploring Black and African Indigeneity on Turtle Island.

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Week 2 

Monday, Feb 5 — Afro-Futurism & Jazz Influence on Black Culture with Kwadwo Duane Deterville

6:30pm PT: Artist, writer, and visual culture scholar Kwado Deterville will lead a workshop exploring the relationship between jazz music and Afro-Futurism on Black Culture.

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Thursday, Feb 8 — Spectrum: On Color & Contemporary Art

6:30pm PT: Artist talk at the Museum of the African Diaspora. Artists Tawny Chatmon and Delita Martin will be in conversation with MoAD's Chief of Curatorial Affairs and Public Programs Key Jo Lee to discuss how artists in this group exhibition use color to guide our perception. $20 general admission and $10 students. Get tickets: https://www.moadsf.org

Saturday, Feb 10 — Museum of the African Diaspora

All Day: Free Admission to Museum of the African Diaspora. Offering from MoAD. Contact them directly for more information. https://www.moadsf.org

Week 3

Monday, Feb 12 — Screening: "A Table of Our Own" by Film Producer Ayize Jama-Everett

4:00pm PT: A documentary detailing Black folks history and relationship to psychedelics. Hosted by CIIS' DEI and Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research. Watch a trailer clip for the film and learn more at https://www.atableofourown.org.

Register on Eventbrite -  Use code: BPP for complimentary scholarship tickets. Screening is available for three days only: Monday, February 12th to Wednesday, February 14th. Please join the waitlist if there are no more scholarship tickets available, and we will let you know if one becomes available. After these dates, you can rent the film on Vimeo for $20. 

Tuesday, Feb 13 — Postpartum Depression and Anxiety amongst Black Women

3:00pm PT: This workshop led by Narissa Harris, LMFT will provide a safe space to explore and talk about postpartum depression amongst Black women/mothers.

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Tuesday, Feb 13 — Sawubona Healing Circle: The Seven Keys

6:00pm PT: A virtual safe space for individuals of African ancestry that draw upon culturally-grounded healing strategies in coping with anti-Black racial trauma/stress and community violence. This healing circle with be hosted by Black Psychology Project Jegnee, Benu Amun-Ra.

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Thursday, Feb 15 — HIV and Black Women with Reverend Glencie Rhedrick and Emilio Apontesierra

4:00pm PT: This workshop will explore the history of Black women's relationship to HIV, specifically the increase in cases amongst Black women. This workshop aims to address stigmas and to combat shame through the usage of art.

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Thursday, Feb 15Film Talk: "A Table of Our Own"

6:00pm PT: A follow-up discussion to the film, "A Table of Our Own" by Film Producer Ayize Jama-Everett, hosted by CIIS' DEI and Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research.

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Friday, Feb 16Co-Creating and Rebirthing a New World - Now is the Time with Queen Mother Osunnike Anke

4:00pm PT: This workshop will allow you to explore your true greatness and its role in co-creating and rebirthing a new world.

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Saturday, Feb 17Energy Healing Circle

3:00pm PT: An energy healing workshop led by Emerging Black Clinician Fellow and black Psychology Project Jegnee, Yanee' Ferrari.

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Week 4

Tuesday, Feb 20Blueprint for Healing Racism: Part 1

4:00pm PT: Love Ta'Shia Asanti will deep dive into historic teachings of luminaries in an effort to educate and empower a new generation of justice warriors.

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Wednesday, Feb 21Blueprint for Healing Racism: Part 2

4:00pm PT: Part 2 explores solutions that support Black empowerment and identifies key priorities in the quest to heal racism.

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Thursday, Feb 22Dismantling the Willie Lynch Letter

4:00pm PT: This workshop will unpack the infamous Willie Lynch Letter. This offering will be led by Reverend Glencie Rhedrick and Black Psychology Project Jegnee, Sha'Toya Williamson.

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Friday, Feb 23Leaning In: A Primordial Black Gaze in Art led by Radia Harper

4:00pm PT: This workshop will explore how art objects with a primordial Black gaze can be a portal to sanctuary and disruption of anti-Blackness.

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Saturday, Feb 24 — "The Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body" Staged Reading in the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at the Museum of the African Diaspora

2:00pm PT: The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at MoAD is a collaboration that connects theater and the visual arts, bringing both audiences together, making each art form more accessible and relevant to both constituencies and providing context across art forms. Each presentation will be followed by an audience discussion. This is an in-person event. https://www.moadsf.org

Get Tickets to the Event on MoAd website

Week 5

Monday, Feb 26Freedom Narratives: Voices for Collective Liberation

4:00pm PT: Damali Robertson will share rough cuts from their film about the power of faith and spirituality to move us toward collective liberation.

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Tuesday, Feb 27The Journey of Hip Hop and Its Dynamic International Influence with Sonja Marie

1:00pm PT: In this enlightening conversation, Sonja will delve deep into the roots of Hip Hop, its remarkable international reach, and its enduring impact on Black culture. Sonja Marie will be interviewed by Black Psychology Project Jegnee and CIIS Doctoral Student, Sha'Toya Williamson. 

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Tuesday, Feb 27Rebels of the Abyss: African American Magicians and Resistance with Mary Hearns-Ayodele

4:00pm PT: This workshop will delve into the rarely explored history of African American stage magicians and their role in resisting racial oppression throughout the centuries.

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Wednesday, Feb 28Hip Hop is 50: Impact of Hip Hop on Black Culture and The World

1:00pm PT: This workshop led by Sherman Wing will explore Hip Hop's 50-year legacy and its impact on Black culture and the world as a whole.

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Thursday, Feb 29Closing Ceremony

5:00pm PT: Join us for our 29 Days of Blackness closing ceremony.

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Visit our Padlet board to learn more about our speakers and events during 29 Days of Blackness at CIIS. Learn the origins of 28/29 Days of Blackness at CIIS. For more information about any of the events hosted by the Black Psychology Project Jegnaship Program, please contact us at bpp@ciis.edu.

About The Black Psychology Project

The Black Psychology Project at CIIS is an African-centered workshop series and leadership development program that focuses on African ancestry students- with inclusion of the broader CIIS community.

The Black Psychology Project raises awareness of and support for Black Psychology as a field of study and for its application and practice in one’s life work, personally and professionally.

A unique aspect of the project is the use of an African-centered leadership development and knowledge transfer praxis called Jegnaship.

Jegnaship is a relational African-centered intentionally guided development process for intergenerational knowing and knowledge transfer which engages in a mutual co-learning approach (Deterville, 2020). The Jegnaship process will facilitate the sustainability of the project each academic year as new cohorts and project alumni are engaged as participants.