The Liberation Series is a year-long effort to uplift Bed-Stuy’s thriving past and present in partnership with local stakeholders, organizations, and businesses in the neighborhood today.
By bringing historic places into conversation with today’s artists and community leaders, this series will continue to explore the central role of Bed-Stuy in shaping Black art, culture, and community in New York City.
May’s Liberation Series centers Rest & Restoration, Senior Awareness, and AAPI Heritage Month. Like all Liberation Series events, each event in the series embodies one of The LP’s three themes: Make Art, Build Community & Create Change.
Make Art | With one of our May focuses being Asian and Black solidarities, we’re hosting an incense and herb-bundle making workshop that explores the cultural legacies of burning incense, palo santo, sage, and other herb bundles. Doing so is considered to be one of the most popular ways to invite and bring forth positive energy into spaces and lives. It is also often used in Asian and African diasporas as a method of connecting with ancestors. Local community member Ms. Delah Bee will lead participants in how to create intentional and artistic bundles of their own to evoke the people and energies they hope to connect with!
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 6:30-8 pm EDT
Location: Nicholas Bookstore, 1396 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216