July 23rd, 2017 1:00 PM
A new black arts movement presents maroon encuentro

it'll take a colony of bee's (maroons) to decolonize.
armed with music, self defense, knowledge and prefiguration.

a new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. we support all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination.
our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society.

a new black arts movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. we imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations. We prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live.

a new black arts movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. we imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice. our space is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art and a genderqueer clothing swap.

this is a movement building off the original black arts movement of the 1960's founded by baba amiri baraka, sonia sanchez, maya angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. we honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles. we are matriarchal, mother earth centered, and maroon nationality and identity.


contact: rosaleen@urbanartbeat.com

youth are always free

others $10 donation - no one turned away with maroon exchange


The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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