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Three Black Men: a Journey Into the Magical Otherwise

June 25, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event brings together three visionary Black leaders – Resmaa Menakem, Bayo Akomolafe, and Orland Bishop to share space as they visit three cities across three continents, tracing a diasporic route in reverse. On each continent, they will spend multiple days in shared contemplation and dialogue, then convene a series of public gatherings, exploring liberation in our world and activating the vibrational tuning that is part of (in Bayo’s words) becoming fugitives in the Anthropocene.

Through a blend of public gatherings as well as livestreams, recorded video, the development of learning curriculum for post-event study and practice, and the creation of a documentary film, this project will serve thousands of people as the transformative impact ripples out into the world. Along with the compelling reflections and teachings of these three leaders, these joyful Black-centering gatherings will provide a vibrantly festive experience. The events will be a traveling village that incorporates and celebrates Black art, music, dance and food, engaging participants’ whole selves.

The first event takes place in Los Angeles, USA on June 25th, 2023, and live stream tickets are also available for those who cannot attend in person. Later in the year, they will travel to Salvador, Brazil, and Accra, Ghana

Guiding questions: 

  • How will we meet the crises of our times?
  • How might we respond in ways we have not yet imagined?


June 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm