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Meeting #4: Juneteenth Closing Event – A Meditative Celebration of Liberation and Community Facilitated by Wildcat Ebony Brown, Nour Batyne, Adelle Lin & Manushka Magloire of the Wide Awakes

Helina Metaferia

June 19, 2024, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Celebrate Juneteenth with the Wide Awakes at a closing event designed as a meditative space for grounding and celebration, highlighting our shared values and aspirations for collective change. We will illuminate the historical significance of Juneteenth and draw on the history of the Wide Awakes as champions of justice. We'll offer a meditation to connect with our ancestors and the spirit of liberation, as well as calligraphy rituals to honor and celebrate our ancestors. The conclusion of the program at Recess will lead into a night of celebration at a location close by, which will embody the joy and community spirit of Juneteenth at Friends & Lovers in Brooklyn.

Access Note:

This workshop is open to all identities, genders, and races. Light refreshments will be served. All participants who also identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and women (cis and trans) have the option to be photographed for Helina Metaferia’s collages at the conclusion of the workshop.

About the Facilitators:

Adelle Lin Yingxi is a Malaysian artist, activist, and creative technologist based in Brooklyn. With a foundation in architecture and engineering, she crafts magical objects, performance rituals, and interactive installations that merge the tangible with the digital, in order to heal and connect through joy and contemplation.

Manushka Magloire is a global strategic leader and cultural impact expert that has delivered transformative social change programs for lifestyle and culture shifting brands and companies solving for real issues at the intersection of commerce and social justice, while fostering culturally relevant and sustainable practices.

Nour Batyne is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator— her work lies at the intersection of immersive storytelling, and futures thinking for collective liberation. She co-founded One of Many Studio, an experience design studio at the intersection of healing and justice work connecting people with what it means to be a Future Ancestor.

Wildcat Ebony Brown is a Brooklyn-based artist, activist and cultural provocateur whose vibrant and exhilarating, cross disciplinary work is actualized through an intuitively experimental process. Her experience as a fashion model, industry insider and performer influences her broad range of design aesthetics. A founding member and key collaborator of the Wide Awakes, she conceptualizes and curates site specific activations, exhibitions and community events, rooted in joy.


Hosted by Wildcat Ebony Brown Juneteenth Dance Party w/ DJ SPINNA

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Doors: 10PM to 2AM

@ Friends&Lovers 641 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238