March of the Matriarchs
Sunday March 22nd
312 Fillmore Street
Staten Island NY 10301
revolutionary matriarchy: march of the matriarchs is a communiversity. a coming together of dialogue, praxis and centering around one of the major tenants of a new black arts movement. matri (mother centered) arche (beginning/origin)
*logo by Ziedah Diata * photo international women’s day poster
hosted by Rosa Bettina Dorien De Vidts Souel Spiritchild Fénix Urban Art Beat Commusaic Spiritchild a new black arts movement
join us to prefigure our May the Matriarchs event for the month of May continuing to bring a cultural revolution with praxis.
Urban Art Beat is a platform for creative expression, partnering talented artists and dedicated volunteers with underserved schools, detention centers, prisons and organizations. We believe that creative expression through the arts has the potential to enhance the mind, spirit and artistic energy of our youth and engage them in shaping a vision for their community’s future.
a new black arts movement is the rEvolution of the original Black Arts Movement from 1965. In 2013 we have launched the reinvention and re-imagined the significance and necessity of a Black Arts Movement for today that is internationalist, revolutionary matriarchal, eco-socialist, majority oppressed nationality leadership and valuing the principles and characteristics of indigeneity and art equivalent to politics.
We are painting a new aesthetic with the colors of hip hop, "jazz," and visual arts with the ideology of maroonage to prefigure a new society.
A New Black Arts Movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination.
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.
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. We are matriarchal, ecosocialist, and majority oppressed nationality and identity.
Our monthly Soul Sessions are the spaces where we connect, express, build and create. It is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our hearts, and encourage participation through art and a genderqueer clothing swap.
This is a movement building upon the foundations of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960's founded by Baba Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, all freedom fighters, and our many other ancestors long before and after in the struggle for liberation.
Free the land. Free ALL political prisoners.