FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

Her Majesty Queen Mother Dòwòti Désir

8:00 PM

Invocation

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Her Majesty Queen Mother Dòwòti Désir of the Royal Palace of Dada Daagbo Hounon Houna II Guely, is the Founder and President of, The AfroAtlantic Theologies & Treaties Institute. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Queen Mother is the Kpodjito (Reine Mate of the King). An interfaith leader and Manbo Asogwe (High Priest) in Haitian Vodou, Her Majesty is an independent scholar, human rights activist,  educator, curator, photographer, and author. She has traveled extensively documenting the historic sites, memorials, and monuments of the transatlantic slave trade in captive Africans. 

Chaka and Qi Dada

(Riders against the storm)

9:00 PM

Welcome

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Riders Against the Storm are award-winning performance artists, musicians, keynotes, designers, influencers and curators whose contributions cannot be overstated.  While their music continues to take hold they are growing their legacy into tech and philanthropic platforms – setting their sights on surfacing indigenous frameworks to inform and shift current business paradigms.  Through partnerships with companies like Tito’s Vodka, Lyft, and others, Chaka and Qi Dada intend to create content, music, art, programs, events, and more that spurs social change and inspires awareness amongst their base – guiding us into an era where art and spirit lead our decision-making towards sustainability and wellness.

BODY ROCK ATX

10 PM - 12 AM

Dance Ceremony

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Formed in 2010, Body Rock ATX is a monthly dance party created by DJ Chorizo Funk and husband-wife hip hop duo Riders Against the Storm. Body Rock was initially inspired as a throwback to the block-party vibe of hip hop’s origins: a DJ on two turntables weaving soundscapes and MC’s on a microphone leading call and response.  Through the years Body Rock evolved and transformed this concept into a ceremony of self-expression, where life is celebrated through dance and music.

Join us for a special online DANCE CEREMONY!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

Tiffany 'Farmer Nancy' Washington

10 am - 11am

Speaker

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Tiffany 'Farmer Nancy' Washington is a service-disabled combat veteran, Wife, and Mother of 4. A continuous struggle with PTSD led her on a journey of healing. From creating backyard gardens to establishing her own small scale Farm in Austin, Texas, Tiffany is on a mission to make sure growing food is a priority in our community.  The 'Agricultural Socialite' will speak on the ups and downs of  her path to Urban Farming.

Justin 'Botany bae' Robinson

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Speaker

Justin 'Botany Bae' Robinson is a musician, botanist, and culinary historian who believes the past is the guide to the future. He is a member of Earthseed Collective, a NC-based land collective led by Black and Brown people for collective liberation.

roman gonzalez

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Speaker

Roman Gonzalez is Founder and CEO of Gardenio, a new kind of garden club membership empowering the next generation of lifelong food growers by sending them everything they need to grow organic food at home with an app and community to help them as they grow.

lual Mayen

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker

Lual Mayen is a South Sudanese developer and founder of Junub games. His parents had to flee South Sudan to Northern Uganda to find a place of refuge. Born in South Sudan and raised in a Refugee camp in Northern Uganda, Mayen is currently building a VR experience that focuses on the idea that an individual’s behaviors, and decisions; before picking up the gun; are the most powerful. The game shows that even small behaviors and choices can have devastating and far-reaching consequences. 

fred johnson

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Speaker

An acclaimed vocalist, author and arts educator, Frederick Johnson, is a graduate of the National Academy of the Performing Arts as well as the Master Performers School of the National Mime Theater.  He presents lectures and seminars all over the world re-accentuating the importance of creative expression as a catalyst for personal and communal empowerment, health and healing and giving voice to the voiceless.

Full recovery lounge - artist performances

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Music

Performance

5:30 - OLIVIA and MARS

6:00 - RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS)

6:45 - MOBLEY

7:20 - MÉLAT

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

Ebony smith

10 am - 11am

Yoga Class

Via Yoga N Da Hood (YNDH), Ebony Smith offers self healing and stress reducing methods for a healthy lifestyle; through the practice of Yoga and mindfulness in under served communities. The foundation of YNDH combines the physical with the inner emotional and spiritual journey. By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, we promote awareness of the interdependency of all these aspects in personal health and wellbeing. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

Nadege fleurimond

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Cooking Demo

Entrepreneur, author, speaker, business strategist, branding guru, culinary maven Nadège Fleurimond wears many more hats than her white chef toque. She skillfully draws from her Haitian heritage to effortlessly fuse the traditional and the modern. Nadège is a passionate innovator who harnesses her entrepreneurial skills and creative inspiration to serve communities. Her expertise runs the gamut, from brand development to event planning, fundraising, business coaching, and more.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

KUUMBA KIDS

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Speaker

Iya Bashea Imana started out as a professional vocalist, musician, and radio personality.  However, her love of helping children get the best start in life drove her towards a career in education, where she put her natural skills as an entertainer to good use - captivating and inspiring kids to learn and love it. She founded Kuumba Kids™ to provide arts-integrated, culturally relevant materials and programs to young people. Kuumba Kids™ aims to inspire the imagination of children through energetic and captivating educational programs that motivate children to reach their highest potential and use their Kuumba (Creativity) to make the world a better place. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

Valerie tutson

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Speaker

Valerie Tutson graduated from Brown University with a self-designed major, Storytelling as a Communication’s Art, and a Masters in Theatre Arts. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Rhode Island College. Since 1991 she has traveled the country and world teaching and sharing stories and songs.  Her repertoire includes folktales, personal and historical stories with an emphasis on black traditions. She has also developed a reputation for her style of re-telling age-old Bible stories and works with churches and interdenominational conferences across the country.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

Her Majesty Queen Mother Dòwòti Désir

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing

Her Majesty Queen Mother Dòwòti Désir of the Royal Palace of Dada Daagbo Hounon Houna II Guely, is the Founder and President of, The AfroAtlantic Theologies & Treaties Institute. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Queen Mother is the Kpodjito (Reine Mate of the King). An interfaith leader and Manbo Asogwe (High Priest) in Haitian Vodou, Her Majesty is an independent scholar, human rights activist,  educator, curator, photographer, and author. She has traveled extensively documenting the historic sites, memorials, and monuments of the transatlantic slave trade in captive Africans.