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Updated: Oct 29, 2018
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All that you touch you Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change. -- Octavia E. Butler
The past several weeks we've experienced two hurricanes and an overwhelming number of creatives emerging on the scene in the RDU area. A new traffic signal box mural of Baba Chuck Davis spreads peace, love, and respect for everybody downtown Durham. Change is in the air we breathe. Community and connectivity thrive here. Change is for hire. Change is for higher.
Change, with great balance and intent, is good.
Here is what we're connected to:
ANGR MGMT with Jameela F. Dallis is back, on a Tuesday! Join us for art, yoga, and a Serena Williams tarot coloring card experience today at Threehouse Studios. Russell Favret of Zoocru will provide the instrumental vibes. "You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn't do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it." -- Maya Angelou
Let's Be Dope Together: a fundraiser for Chass Grissom Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7pm | Arcana Durham
El Puente Durham Black & Latinx Community Conversation Friday, October 26, 2018 | 6:30 pm | Cocoa Cinnamon Lakewood
The Carrack Presents Fourth Annual Muse Masquerade Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 8 pm | 21c Museum Hotel
MAJOR. Only two stops in North Carolina! Now, that's major! Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 8 pm | The Pourhouse Music Hall
Word War II: The Grandiloquent Adult S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g Bee Saturday, November 3, 2018 | Noon | Motorco Music Hall
We Share the Sun: Human Connections to Celestial Bodies Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 7:30 pm | Golden Belt Studios
Pauli's Durham: History of Racial Segregation in the West End Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 8pm | Pauli Murray Center
2019 is going to be a hell of a year according to Christopher Everett, documentary film maker and producer best known for Wilmington on Fire. While Wilmington on Fire II is in the works, Everett is also creative director of Speller Street Films' I Don't Live Today -- you can be a part of this moment in history by sharing the news with your community and potential sponsors.
Planning for the Hayti Heritage Film Festival's 25th Anniversary is underway. Under the new direction of film maker, television producer, and curator Lana Garland, the Durham film festival is set to break last year's record of attendance. Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 7, 2018. Bridging an opportunity gap, films must be directed by people of African descent and/or those who identify as Black.
Be a part. Be connected. See you around.
Angel Iset Dozier Principal, Be Connected Durham Creative | Educator | Around the Way Girl
Photo by Jade Wilson, Documentary Photographer and Videographer