august, 2018

201812aug12:00 pm- 5:00 pmBlackstone SummerA day of education, music, food, and fun!12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Woodlawn Grant Recipient: Youth for Black Lives Chicago Event Type :academics,arts,Community,creative artsRegister Now!


Event Details

 Blackstone Summer is a block party in collaboration with Blackstone Bike Works, Experimental Station, Porscha James’ “PrivatetheBrand” Back To School Project, and Fortune Management! 

Blackstone Summer’s primary offering is a youth-led teach in: an opportunity for young women and gender nonconforming folks to lead workshops for other young people on a variety of topics (past workshops have covered environmental racism, the criminalization of domestic violence survivors, bike mechanics basics, poetry as healing, and more). The teach in topics are chosen because they are relevant to the day to day lives of young people of color, shaping their capacities for artistic expression, self-love, and advocating for themselves and their community.

Blackstone Summer will also have live music, free food, information and services provided by other organizations (including free school supplies), festive activities for all ages, and special guest Vic Mensa. The music portion includes performances from Christian Jalon (@christianjalon), Aaliyah Allah (@aaliyahalllah), and Kari (@nombreKari).


(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Grant Recipient

Youth for Black Lives ChicagoKanyinsola Anifowoshe

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