A Time to Reflect & Embrace
Updated: Nov 13
As we move into the last few weeks of the year and gather to be with family and friends, we chat about all the good times, reminisce about the ones we miss and make goals for our future. The love that fills us during the holiday season dances upon our hearts as we hum Mariah Carey Christmas music for the umpteenth time while walking down the aisle of our favorite department store because the feeling we get while thinking of our loved ones cannot be diminished by the long lines and crowded parking lots that are sure to be a constant.
November is the month of strength and inspiration. We hope you find the strength to embrace change and that it inspires you to conquer hills that once defeated you. We pray you have the strength to reflect and celebrate the life of those lost along the way and that it inspires you to live every day to the fullest.
Below is our November newsletter loaded with individuals who are living for now and fighting for a cause to better their lives and the lives of others in their community. Check out the tabs below and fill your calendar with the events and causes that ignite the fire of life inside you.
Happy Harvest Time from our families to yours!
Give Black Raleigh Her Flowers Exhibition Catalogue
The 2nd shipment of this amazing catalogue will be ready to ship at the end of the month. We know the wait is longer than expected! We just want to say we appreciate your patience as we get through your orders. If you attended the first exhibition at Anchorlight, we may not have your address (NO WORRIES!). We will be reaching out to verify addresses of last year's attendees to make sure we have the correct information.
If you would like to order your copy of our Give Black Raleigh Her Flowers Catalogue, tap the link below to go directly to our shop to purchase!
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Call for Submissions!
Are your ready for BOS Zine Volume 7? We definitely are. Here is our official call for submissions. We are calling for completed unpublished work. For more information about submission categories, guidelines and how to submit, check out our blog that details all you need to know in the link below!
The Griot & Grey Owl Conference
Black Oak Society will be tabling at The Griot & Grey Owl Black Southern Writer's Conference this weekend. Tickets to this event are sold out but ALL Friday events are FREE and open to the public! Come by and get our Volume 6: Black Power/ Black Politics zine, purchase merch and put your order in for our Give Black Raleigh Her Flowers Exhibition Catalogue.
See the link below for more information on the event:
Follow them on Instagram at(@griotandgrey)
A Good Word...
A lot of the times, we have trouble asserting ourselves in spaces where we should feel most comfortable. Whether that be around family, friends or coworkers, sometimes we want to people please instead of being firm and standing our ground. Here is a thread from Brittney Cobb-Farmer, A licensed Clinical Social Worker from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Check out her website for more information about Brittney, her work and how to get in contact with her.
A Call to Action
Here are a few causes that need your immediate attention. Please consider sharing and supporting.
OOK in the Community
Fill up your November calendar with these amazing events from people in your community.
On November 10th, 2023, from 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm CAM opens three unique exhibits. The first exhibit, titled Neo- Psychedelia, will feature multiple artists including Jerstin Crosby, Kathryn Desplanque, Charlie Dupee, Chieko Murasugi, Tonya Solley Thornton, and Zach Storm.
This event is free and open to the public. Members hour will be from 4pm - 5pm before the event.
Check out CAM Raleigh on Instagram at (@cam_raleigh) for more information.
People's Solidarity Hub
November 14th, 2023. 6:00 - 8:30 EST.
People's Solidarity Hub.
1805 Chapel Hill Rd. Durham, NC 27707
Masks Required. Sliding scale registration rates.
CLICK HERE to register.
This workshop will dive into the history and language of disability and introduce the principles of Disability Justice (cred: Sins Invalid). It will explore the ways ableism shows up in our communities, schools, workplaces, and selves. Attendees will develop the foundational skills to apply this framework to their current work (as people, caregivers, professionals, employers, colleagues, family members, etc.).
Join Artspace on Saturday, November 18th, 2023 to celebrate the breadth of art and artists in North Carolina. All evening long you will be immersing yourselves in the work of local artists, experiencing private and live collecting opportunities, and dancing the night away to live music in the Gallery. Honorary Co-Chairs, Linda Shropshire Eudy (@ellawestgallery) and Liza Roberts (@theartofthestate), will curate a brilliant evening of work from artists across the state.
(Grab your tickets at the link below:
A FREE Community Arts Festival on Sunday November 19th from 11am-3pm at @durhamcentralpark
Come to Pop Swap to explore local artists, vendors, nonprofits, and mutual aid and other resource groups. Bring a blanket or some chairs, enjoy live music and performances, engage in interactive arts activities, and get your holiday shopping done while supporting local art!
🌈 this event is free and for all ages
🌈 find vendors tagged in the comments
🌈 follow along for sneak peeks and vendor previews - in my Pop Swap 6 highlight!
🌈 Performance Line-up 🌈
The Perfect Beet
Raleigh Mutual Aid Fund has a host of free classes going on this month and next! Classes vary from DIY at home manicure taught by CrissyShinedNails to Photography art at home taught by McKayla Walker.
Click the link below to view and sign up for all the free classes that pique your interest.
Follow RUMAH on Instagram at (@raleighunitedmutualaidhub)
Triangle Job Board
Here is a list of companies that are looking to hire.
Artspace is hiring for Bookkeeper + Visitor Experience Coordinator
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
Immediate Opening December
(Link in bio to apply)
The Bookkeeper + Visitor Experience Coordinator is a full-time position and will be our visitor’s first point of contact at Artspace at the front desk. The position will also work collaboratively with the Director of Operations + Finances on daily bookkeeping needs. At the front desk, the Bookkeeper + Visitor Experience Coordinator is to greet community members, brief visitors about the existing exhibitions and programs, and provide guidance for self-tours. The other main objective for the Bookkeeper + Visitor Experience Coordinator is to comply with proper record keeping and maintaining accurate books on accounts payable and receivable, as well as daily financial entries.
🟡 Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time salaried position. The salary range is between $40,000-$45,000, commensurate to experience. Applications will be accepted by email and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Emails should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials should include a cover letter and resume. Additional materials and references may be requested of finalists. No phone calls, please. See link below for full job description.
Check out Artspace on Instagram at (@artspacenc)
United Arts Council
Center for Visual Arts
The CVA seeks a dynamic leader to enforce standards and infuse pride in organizational values and mission; focus on quality services; research best practices and implement effective changes as appropriate; communicate effectively with staff, community partners and patrons; bolster the organization’s financial performance; maximize staff utilization; foster a positive learning environment; motivate the CVA team; track and measure staff performance. To learn more about this position and apply, CLICK HERE!
Check out CVA on Instagram at (@centerforvisualartists)
Holdiay markets is a time to rack up on handmade Christmas items for family and friends. Check out the call for vendor ads below! If you are looking for gifts or looking for a way to make extra money and promote your business, contact information is on each flyer. Instagrams will also be linked below each ad.
Join Darkness RISING for Shop for a Cause Holiday Market! Come shop with local small businesses and get unique holiday gifts from RDU shops in one place. DATE: Saturday 12/16 TIME: 12-4pm PLACE: RUMAH 415 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC Vendors: Deadline to apply for a vendor spot is November 17th. $50/table Vendors provide tables. Chairs provided. Vendor fees proceed Darkness RISING's REBUILD program which offers free therapy for formerly incarcerated people of color. LEARN MORE: darknessrisingproject.org VENDORS APPLY NOW: Click Here
Check out Darkness RISING on Instagram at (@darknessrisingproject)
Holiday Market Artists Call!
We're looking for artists for our annual Holiday Market on Saturday, December 16, 2023, from 11am to 4pm.
Application Due: Monday November 20, 2023
Application Fee: $25
Table Fee: $40 (application fee for artists who are selected will count towards the table fee)
All interested vendors APPLY HERE
Check out Artspace on Instagram at (@artspacenc)
"Speak out and be Blessed!"
Black Oak Society
Black Oak Society