Creativity for Oppressive Times!
When a Bully is President: Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times (details) is not your usual kid’s book, and this Community ARTivism afternoon is an unusual opportunity for community celebration.
When a Bully is President invites readers to “Stand in the truth of who you are. The stronger you are the stronger our world is because you are a part of our world.” The Charnice Miltion Community Bookstore at We Act Radio Studios invites you to an afternoon of book reading and discussion, art project, music, and more to help us all stand in our personal and collective truth.
Note: Originally scheduled to be simultaneous with the bully-president-supporting rally on the National Mall on 9/16 (More below — no link to actual event, to drive traffic to a racist, “America First” site), this ARTivism Afternoon is postponed until 9/23 so as not to conflict with memorial service for Dick Gregory (details also below).
Book reading and discussion: When a Bully is President
Art project for ages 7 and up — including adults. ALL AGES WELCOME and ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.
Plus music in the garden and more
$15 requested for event participation with NO COPY OF BOOK.
$30 requested for event and copy of the book, When a Bully is President
PLEASE NOTE TWO-STEP REGISTRATION:
1) Register through EventBrite — http://bit.ly/ARTivism — so we can prepare supplies, books, etc.
2) Bring donations to event or donate on-line via Generosity Link — http://bit.ly/CMCBdonate
Reading and discussion:
When a Bully is President: Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times by Maya Gonzalez. (Reflection Press, 2017)
Author Maya Gonzalez writes:
This book is a call to BE, to step forward and LOVE yourself, LOVE your community, know your history and your powerful place in it and strengthen your own creative power! This book is a tool to use. I created it because I know you are an important part of our world and your strength matters.
Bullying is real, but we can change the story by changing the focus. Begin with yourself. Begin the journey of art activist. You are the artist. You are the storyteller. Change yourself. Change the world!
MOAR: Mother of All Patriotic Rallies is gathering on the National Mall to “Defend American Culture and Values,” promote ideas like “America First,” and rally in support of the White House. We are holding the ARTisvism Afternoon on the same date, in the spirit of “standing in our own truth” and creating together as resistance in oppressive time.
Dick Gregory memorial September 16, 4 p.m.
City of Praise Family Ministries
8501 Jericho City Drive, Landover MD 20785