Leaders in student minority empowerment realize that concepts of race and feminism are difficult to openly discuss, which is why they are embracing the existence, efforts and evolution of Black womanhood through celebration.
“shade.” is a fundraising event showcasing various styles of multi-ethnic visual and performing arts organized by Project uPGrade, The Bridge and the UNC Black Student Movement’s Celebration of Black Womanhood Committee.
The event will highlight the talents of minority communities through its promotion of spoken word, artistry, dance and other arts-related channels on Feb. 22 from 6-9 p.m. at The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.
To create a celebration including many types of art, these organizations collaborated with one another and found common ground among each of their mission statements.
Nya Anthony, head of publicity at UNC for The Bridge, said the online publication’s mission is to provide an outlet for Black and Latina female-identifying individuals to be creative and celebrate their collective talents and identities. The site features many types of visual art and written work that celebrate cross-cultural narratives and identities.