Workshop with Black Femme Brunch
Saturday, March 11 at 1:30 pm
Washington Project for the Arts, 2124 8th St NW
This workshop is currently full but please sign up here to join the waiting list!
Details: In this dreaming workshop, Black Femme Brunch will guide participants to imagine the possibility of a future world: a world in which fat, black, dark-skinned, poor, disabled, neurodivergent, queer and trans femmes and women do not exist in the clutches of anti-blackness, but instead lavish in a life free of its menace.
Participants will collaboratively facilitate a dreaming salon that imagines abundantly sustained futures for black queer and trans folks where we will craft a world in which our needs and desires are the standard of care, access, and community. Our dreaming will garner a safe place for kikis, connection, care, learning, family, gender expression, sexual expansion, sustainable living, and interdependence.
Working together in 4–5 person groups, we will actively dream a future that sustains our needs and desires. We will imagine all that we desire through interactive visioning, narrative storytelling, facilitated dream play, embodiment work, drawing, writing, good music and immaculate vibes. Fatphobia, colorism, femme- and transphobia, ableism, sanism, classism and whiteness require the fuel of anti-blackness to sustain trauma, pain, and the disintegration of our wholeness and these systems will come crashing down to be replaced with imaginative speculations about what could be.
Our goal is to manifest a world that opens us to our fullness and to challenge everyone who brings their brilliance to leave with ways to bring their idea of paradise one inch closer to our present. May our brave dreams generate enclaves of care, safety, pleasure, play, rest, and ease that will allow us to exhale, live well, and get free.
Participant Expectations: This workshop is for Black folks only! Participants will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test before entry. A vegetarian lunch will be provided.
Accessibility: The entrance to Washington Project for the Arts is wheelchair accessible.