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Mothering Day

Join The Sweetwater Sessions on Sunday, May 8th for our “Mothering Day” event with poet, writer, maker, teacher, and real live human woman Samiya Bashir. According to Samiya her books of poetry, Field Theories (forthcoming, 2017), Gospel, and Where the Apple Falls, and anthologies, including Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art,  and Best Black Women’s Erotica 2, exist. Sometimes Samiya makes poems of dirt. Sometimes she write with zeros and ones. Sometimes her poems look like rendered text and sound like breath. Come join us as we think through sweetwater mothering and how we might best give it to those we love, including ourselves.

Omi Gallery & Women of Impact at Impact Hub Oakland present

“The Sweetwater Sessions”
A 4-part Spring Reading Series featuring Black Queer Womyn Celebrating The Divine Feminine through literary, performing, and visual arts.

Mother's Day | Sunday, May 8th | 4:00pm

This multi-sensory, multi-media series of creative arts practice engagements gives voice to the dramatic collaborative process between Artist, Spirit, tradition and community in the design of freedom narratives for contemporary culture. With an aim to intersect and possibly disrupt social constructs, “The Sweetwater Sessions” allow for a deeper exploration of femininity and liquidity in the creation of a lush identity celebrating Black people and Blackness. Ashara Ekundayo, Curator & Host

About Omi Gallery
Omi Gallery is a interactive space for artisans, theorists, creative entrepreneurs, organizers, and students designed to feature diverse voices and genres that are artistically and socially relevant. Our programming intentionally nourishes partnerships between creatives, businesses, institutions, and the public. Omi Gallery presents Invite Only, new and traveling visual, sound, and performance works by emerging and established curators and artists, as well as concept-driven shared exhibitions in collaboration with other cultural institutions. We are located in Oakland at Impact Hub Oakland and in San Francisco at ThoughtWorks in SoMA.

Earlier Event: April 30
All Fines Forgiven, Chapter 3
Later Event: May 24
Silt, Soot, and Smut