No Tricks, Just Treats!
Updated: Oct 16
The leaves are beginning to turn their browns and yellows and reds and will soon fall from the trees, it is getting chilly, and you can start wearing your favorite sweaters and jackets. Bring on the hot cocoa, the bonfires and the pumpkin patch! We are excited this harvest season, and we are thankful to be able to see the fruits of our labor. 🍂
Our October newsletter is full of updates and events for the month of October in the Triangle. If you know of any events and would like to share, please feel free to email it to us at BlackOakSociety@gmail.com or you can DM us on Instagram (@BlackOakSociety).
Give Black Raleigh Her Flowers Catalogue
The catalogue is shipping!!!!! We are so excited to be shipping our first exhibition catalogue to you! We are already getting tons of feedback about the stories and the new, unseen photographs that grace the pages of this special keepsake. We hope you enjoy reading as much as we enjoyed the process of creating it for you!
If you would like to purchase your copy of this amazing catalogue, tap the link below.
THANK YOU SMALL BUSINESS BILLBOARD!
If you haven't heard, WE ARE ON A BILLBOARD!
It feels so good to be recognized for doing what you love! Thank you @tysmallbiz , @thehartford , and @spotifyads for coming to Raleigh and celebrating our small business community! We are grateful for your recognition and love! Our time together last weekend has filled us with the energy to continue our work and finish the year strong!
HUGE SHOUTOUT to @raleighunitedmutualaidhub for allowing us to party and celebrate with them!!
*THE BILLBOARD IS BETWEEEN THE AMPLE STORAGES AND THE USED CAR DEALERSHIP ON CAPITAL BLVD. IN RALEIGH, NC. IF YOU SEE IT, SNAP A PIC AND TAG US!*
Check out our TY Small Business party post on Instagram!
A Good Word...
Moe reached out to us after we shared this thread in our story and asked us what resonated most with us about this post.
It was the fact that we fight the hardest and the longest for everybody else and still don't get any recognition for the win.
Tap the post to see the slides in the thread!
A Call for Action
These calls for action need your attention! Please consider sharing and/or donating to the cause!
Phillip Loken with Gee's Bend
Photographer, Phillip Loken, has devoted his time to his first documentary film, "Gee's Bend: Welcome To The Hole". They are currently accepting donations for their next largest expense, the sizzle reel, and have set a goal of $5,000 to fund that reel.
Below is the log line for the film:
Gee’s Bend, Alabama, also known as Boykin, is an African-American majority community in the rural American South most notably known for its rich, intergenerational legacy of quilting. “Gee’s Bend: Welcome To The Hole” gives an insider’s perspective on the nuances that have shaped this region and the lives of those living in it.
A full pitch deck (including a synopsis, budget, reasons why this film is different from other films with similar subject matter, our impact strategy, and much more) is available upon request.
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, we would prefer a check or wire transfer (donation forms available upon request) for larger amounts, but we can also accept one-time, monthly, and/or annual donations through this PayPal link:
Contact Information: Phillip Loken (Director, Producer, & Co-Director of Photography): Contact@KingPhill.us
Check out their website for more information:
This is a list of October events in and around the Triangle! 🎃
NC State Fair
Youth Candidate Forum
Youth Speak Durham will having a youth-led forum to get to know candidates for Mayor & City Council on Wednesday, October 18th,2023 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM at the Durham School of the Arts. The Kids Vote Youth Candidate Forum is a great way to let your voice be heard on important issues in your community!
The forum allows the youth to have real conversations with their peers and candidates in small groups, with food, prizes, & fun.
* Adults are welcome to observe, but only youth get to ask the questions and talk to candidates at this forum. *
Learn more at the link below!
They are also raising funds for the rent and warming of their new studio! They will also have art for sale.
*Light refreshments will be provided*
If you can't make it to this event, please consider donating to their cashapp: $portalstudio
Blackology at Smokey Hollow
Make sure you are here for this awesome event!
Follow Blackology Coffee Company on Instagram: @blackologycoffeecompany
Safe Space Inc. Comedy Show
Safe Space Inc. is having a stand-up comedy show on Saturday, October 21st, 2023, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month featuring Les Long and Rood Allison.
Tickets are available for purchase at the link below:
Free Radikal Ent. Artist Mixer
Hot Yoga at 110 Yoga
RUMAH Pumpkin & Paint
Raleigh Mutual Aid Hub is having a pumpkin carving and paint night Saturday, October 31st, 2023, from 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm! It is BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) and for all ages. Dress up in your favorite spooky costume and enjoy some family pumpkin carving fun!
For more information on this event, check out their Instagram by clicking the link below.
Classes and Workshops
Here are a few free classes and artists calls that are available for sign up this October!
RUMAH Fall/Winter Classes
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.
We feature future events for you to mark on your calendar. That way you are able to plan your event calendar based of what interests you!
Winter Support Group
Starting Thursday, November 2nd,2023, Half Moon Mental Health will be offering a therapeutic support group for people who find themselves feeling blue during the winter season. The focus will be on emotional wellbeing, finding ways to cope, and getting support from other people who share a similar experience. The group will be in person in their Downtown Raleigh office.
If you want more information, visit their website linked below.
Are you ready to boost your career, enhance personal well-being, and achieve professional fulfillment at Women Lead NC at the @raleighconvention on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, an event presented by @fidelity !
Join NC Chamber for a dynamic conference focused on leadership, advocacy, mentorship, self-care, and work-life balance. Stay ahead and thrive in our ever-evolving world.
To sign up, Click the link below.
Art Bash at Artspace
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:
"Speak out and be Blessed!"
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