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Grand Rising 2021 Summer Solstice Summit

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· MBONGI
Grand Rising! Welcome!
Thank You For Joining Us For This Inaugural Grand Rising 2021 Summer Solstice Summit.
2021-06-20T05:00:00Z 2021-06-20T05:10:00Z America/New_York Grand+Rising%21+Welcome%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Libation
Libation is a traditional prayer from the Akan tradition of Ghana, West Africa. Join Nana Osei as he shares prayers to invite all positive energy of our various lineages to join us and to make the gathering a success.
Nana Kofi Osei Ababio
2021-06-20T05:10:00Z 2021-06-20T05:15:00Z America/New_York Libation+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Prayer - Isese Tradition
Join Chief Sekou Alaje as he shares a prayer and the power of the word as indigenous technology.
Chief Sekou Alaje
2021-06-20T05:15:00Z 2021-06-20T05:20:00Z America/New_York Prayer+-+Isese+Tradition https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session - Kundalini Yoga - Mystic Seed (CANADA)
Within every single person, this mystic seed is present, and Kundalini Yoga, in particular, helps to nurture, strengthen, and unveil one's connection to their true divine nature. Kundalini Yoga is an in-depth practice that provides tools and techniques to help one navigate the demands of the New Earth and the transition from the Piscean Age to the present Age of Aquarius.
Elisha Conover-Arthurs
2021-06-20T05:30:00Z 2021-06-20T06:00:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session+-+Kundalini+Yoga+-+Mystic+Seed+%28CANADA%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session - Sound Bath
Join Baba Jiwe Dillard for a healing musical sound bath featuring the sounds of indigenous instruments. BABA JIWE DAMUDILLARD WAS BORN IN HARLEM, NEW YORK, ON OCTOBER 16, 1940,THE SON OF EVA RANKIN DILLARD, A SEAMSTRESS, AND WILLIAM DILLARD, A JAZZ TRUMPETER AND VOCALIST. BABA JIWE HAS TWO SONS, FOUR DAUGHTERS AND FIVE GRANDCHILDREN. JIWE AKA PIERRE DILLARD ATTENDED DEWITT CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL, GRADUATING IN1957 WITH AN ACADEMIC DIPLOMA. BABA JIWE STUDIED MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AT PRATT INSTITUTE EARNING A BACHELOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE IN 1962. HE CONTINUED HIS EDUCATION WITH EVENING STUDIES AT THE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BROOKLYN, EARNING A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE IN 1978. BABA JIWE HAS LIVED IN BROOKLYN SINCE 1963. AS AN ENGINEER BABA JIWE WORKED FOR NUMEROUS ENGINEERING FIRMS BEFORE OPENING HIS OWN ENGINEERING PRACTICE IN 1977 WHICH SUCCEEDED FOR TWENTY YEARS. HIS LOVE OF MAKING MUSIC MOTIVATED BABA JIWE TO ALSO BECOME AN ACCOMPLISHED MUSICIAN, PLAYING FLUTE, SAXOPHONE AND PERCUSSION. NOW HAVING SO-CALLED “RETIRED” FROM HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER OF SIXTY YEARS, HE IS ABLE TO DEVOTE FULL TIME TO UPLIFTING HIS COMMUNITY THROUGH PLAYING AND TEACHING MUSIC AND THROUGH POLITICAL ACTIVISM. HIS PERCUSSION GROUP “THE WEUSI ENSEMBLE” HAS BEEN ACTIVE FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS AND CONTINUES TO PERSUE OPPORTUNITIES TO DELIVER HEALING SOUNDS TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD AT LARGE. BABA JIWE ALSO HEADS THE NEW YORK STATE COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE PAN AFRICAN FEDERALIST MOVEMENT.
Baba Jiwe Dillard
2021-06-20T06:05:00Z 2021-06-20T06:10:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session+-+Sound+Bath+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session - Power of Affirmation
Join Aliyah Kamala, Founder of Ready Set Glow Up, as she leads the community in creating powerful affirmations for the summer solstice.
Aliyah Kamala
2021-06-20T06:15:00Z 2021-06-20T06:25:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session+-+Power+of+Affirmation+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
YogaSkills Kemetic Yoga
This session is an introduction to YogaSkills Kemetic Yoga. During the session the focus is on connecting to your life-force energy through breath-work, chakral alignment and movement using learning sequences only found in YogaSkills Kemetic Yoga.
Irijah Stennett
2021-06-20T06:25:00Z 2021-06-20T08:00:00Z America/New_York YogaSkills+Kemetic+Yoga+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
The Power of Pleasure
The Power of Pleasure will create a safe space for women to learn how to tap into their power to better understand and sexplore pleasure with positive sex educative, entertaining and interactive activities.
Leeann Rizk
2021-06-20T06:25:00Z 2021-06-20T08:00:00Z America/New_York The+Power+of+Pleasure+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session - Grand Rising Music Ritual
Join healing hands therapist, musician, artist and transformational life coach, Sahuspete Kokayi as she shares her love for music as ritual.
Sahuspete Kokayi
2021-06-20T08:05:00Z 2021-06-20T08:15:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session+-+Grand+Rising+Music+Ritual+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Road To Ose Tura (Film Viewing)
The Road to Ose Tura is a Danced Prayer Meditation. Working with the premise that prayers unspoken are merely thoughts. The dance will be the prayer. A declaration. A movement interpretation of an ancient ritualized system of prayer and worship, using established philosophies and abstracted philosophies adopted along my journey, as the soundtrack and framework to this Prayer. The primary mode of expression is dance, with the support of music and visual arts. A dance of an existing prayer ritual, where we are invited to speak to, and petition benevolent forces for blessings, and in turn be heard and spoken to. The Road to Ose Tura is a movement interpretation of a coded communication ritual called “Ose” from the African spiritual tradition Ifa, with its origins in Yorubaland (specifically Nigeria). Using the literary corpus of Yoruba culture which are compiled into Universes called “Odu”, The Road to Ose Tura is a live exploration of these Universes.
Iyanifa Omo Osun Ifadayo Oladerinjo Efeya Makala Sampson
2021-06-20T08:15:00Z 2021-06-20T08:20:00Z America/New_York Road+To+Ose+Tura++%28Film+Viewing%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Welcome - Why Grand Rising 2021?
Join Executive Curator, Renee Smith, As she shares how Grand Rising 2021 was founded, the indigenous symbols represented throughout the conference and how we can be empowered on this day to continue to collectively heal and awaken
Renee K. Smith
2021-06-20T08:30:00Z 2021-06-20T09:10:00Z America/New_York Welcome+-+Why+Grand+Rising+2021%3F+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session - Summer Solstice Rituals (Peru)
Name: "Despacho a la Pachamama, Pago a la Tierra" (Spanish/ Quechua) Translation: Sacred Offering to Mother Earth ( Pachamama") Ritual is from: Quechua speaking Andean regions of South America including Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia Cynthia will be sharing 'Pago a la Tierra' ritual with the community, a ritual which is practiced and passed down by the matriarchal line from her Peruvian Andean heritage originally from Quechua speaking region of Ancash and Cusco regions. Both regions make up the Tawantinsuyo nation or Andean regions that made up the Incan Empire. The ceremonies of offering to La Pachamama or Mother Earth is an ancestral ritual that symbolizes a belief system based on reciprocity between the material world and the spirit world of our ancestors and deities. The purpose is to show gratitude for all that Mother Earth has given us and offer the best of what we have in return for her generosity. As we give back to Pachamama with our best offerings, we also share our deepest wishes and goals for ourselves, our community and our loved ones. Traditionally the offerings are buried in the earth either near an Apu (mountain deity) or in individual family homes. During this virtual session led by Cynthia Paniagua, the community can participate by having an open mind and heart as we delve into our goals, receive clearing, blessings and engage in this auspicious Andean ceremony. We begin this summer solstice by practicing gratitude in reciprocity with Mother Earth, La Pachamama. Pen and paper recommended but not required.
Cynthia Paniagua
2021-06-20T09:15:00Z 2021-06-20T09:25:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session+-+Summer+Solstice+Rituals+%28Peru%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Traditional Healing: Story-Medicine and Kitchen Healing
The purpose of this learning session is to empower participants to heal themselves and their families, to explore and create tasty and health-enhancing formulas and dishes with ingredients from their own spice shelf and refrigerator. This expansion of the familiar into the marvelously new is a paradigm-shift that imports healing magic to flavor our everyday experience. We will have a blast with the PopUp Quiz at the end, for a fun review!
Tioma Allison
2021-06-20T09:25:00Z 2021-06-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Traditional+Healing%3A+Story-Medicine+and+Kitchen+Healing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Align-Meant: Intentionally connecting mind, body and spirit through Orisa.
In this learning session participants are encouraged to have a full-body experience with Orisa. Learn some of the attributes and healing powers of the Orisas. In an interactive/experiential moment participants will spend time with their experiences of the power of Orisa and their healing benefits. May your Ancestors and the Orisa continue to guide you and the amazing connection between your mind, body, and spirit. Ase!
Kendall Johnson-Smith
2021-06-20T09:25:00Z 2021-06-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Align-Meant%3A+Intentionally+connecting+mind%2C+body+and+spirit+through+Orisa.+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Community Disaster Response: Readiness, Recovery & Resilience at the Roots.
Co-facilitators Asantewaa Gail Harris and Myra Jacobs will lead a learning session that provides basic emergency preparedness information primarily for people of African descent as well as those who identify as BIPOC. Identifying existing local, regional & national resources, they will highlight important skills and materials to assist in preparedness i.e. “Go Bags”, Evacuation Protocols, Emergency Contacts, Safe Behaviors. Mama Asantewaa, Myra along with her sister Itara are currently partnering in a monthly Direct Relief campaign for St.Vincent & the Grenadines donating $2,500 in emergency goods, hygiene items, clothing, cleaning supplies & tools.
Myra Safiya Jacobs Asantewaa Gail Harris
2021-06-20T09:25:00Z 2021-06-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Community+Disaster+Response%3A+Readiness%2C+Recovery+%26+Resilience+at+the+Roots. https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Mental Health & Spirituality
In this learning session participants will discuss the relationship between mental health & spirituality, increase awareness of symptoms, provide resources & interactive tools to address mental health issues in our community.
Tamara Akua Hunter
2021-06-20T09:25:00Z 2021-06-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Mental+Health+%26+Spirituality https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
The Power of Affirmations
Your words are your wand. In this learning session learn how to use the power of positive affirmation to manifest your biggest goals and dreams.
Aliyah Kamala
2021-06-20T09:25:00Z 2021-06-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York The+Power+of+Affirmations+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
The Liberation of 227 Abolitionist Place
In this learning session participants will get to know more about the trials and triumphs of 227 Abolitionist Place through oral history and turntables!
Shawne Lee
2021-06-20T09:25:00Z 2021-06-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York The+Liberation+of+227+Abolitionist+Place https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Spirituality, Purpose, and Legacy Building through Entrepreneurship
Through a lively panel discussion of expert business owners in diverse fields, we will explore entrepreneurship as a tool for purpose, legacy, and spirituality. Where do these things intersect? And how do we harness the power of each to influence the others?
Nyaima Smith-Taylor
2021-06-20T09:25:00Z 2021-06-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Spirituality%2C+Purpose%2C+and+Legacy+Building+through+Entrepreneurship https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
How To Heal Yourself By Finding Your Entrepreneurial Passion
Is there something that you’ve been longing to do, but have not figured out how to make it work? Perhaps you’ve been told that you do something exceptionally well that makes you feel great inside; what do you do with this? In this learning session we gain tools for how our passions can purposefully fuel the start of a business and the steps to take to become an entrepreneur.
Iyanifa Shelby Olatutu Iwalewa Banks
2021-06-20T09:25:00Z 2021-06-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York How+To+Heal+Yourself+By+Finding+Your+Entrepreneurial+Passion https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
“Ori Illuminations' ' The Beginning Of All Healing
In this learning session explore understanding the power of an empowered Ori.
Baba Ifayinka Carl Fanfair
2021-06-20T09:25:00Z 2021-06-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York %E2%80%9COri+Illuminations%27+%27+The+Beginning+Of+All+Healing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Reading Room With Simone Arthur
Readings By Simone is done in a space of love, light, truth, and without judgment. This special session room will be open from 10:00am -3:00pm where Simone will be providing 10 minute mini readings for $20. Appointment link provided with general admission ticket.
Simone Arthur
2021-06-20T09:45:00Z 2021-06-20T15:00:00Z America/New_York Reading+Room+With+Simone+Arthur+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stay Connected!
COMMUNITY NETWORKING
If you are interested in connecting with other attendees, here is your opportunity! Share why your here and what you learned in your last learning session!
2021-06-20T11:00:00Z 2021-06-20T11:05:00Z America/New_York COMMUNITY+NETWORKING+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Virtual Marketplace
VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE
Take a moment to visit our virtual marketplace! We are powered by community!
2021-06-20T11:00:00Z 2021-06-20T11:15:00Z America/New_York VIRTUAL+MARKETPLACE https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session: Ritual Meditation for Prosperity
Chi Vitál (Chiriqui Cooper) is the CEO and founder of Fluid Life Global WellCare and matriarch of the growing House of Chi community dedicated to building love in sacred spaces (B.L.I.S.S.) to foster authentic expression and optimal healing for individuals and families through wellness education and lifestyle management. She serves her local and global community with Kemetic Yoga classes for youth and adults, monthly meditation workshops in the DMV, and sacred soul journey ceremonies for healing, protection, and self-actualization. She has successfully co-authored an international bestseller on advice for women under 30, owns and runs a massage therapy studio within Prince George’s County, Maryland, and is a mother to two amazing children ages 7 and 16.
Chiriqui Cooper
2021-06-20T11:00:00Z 2021-06-20T11:10:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session%3A+Ritual+Meditation+for+Prosperity https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session - Mambu Ritual
Spoken word by Sista- Join as we share in the power of words.
Sista Zaraya
2021-06-20T11:10:00Z 2021-06-20T11:15:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session+-+Mambu+Ritual+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
KEYNOTE
Join us for our Keynote Panel "Be The Medicine: Community, Healing & Ritual." This concept is drawn from the community healing and learning philosophy of Mbongi from the Bantu -Kongo tradition. Panelist Kwayera Archer, Chief Visionary Officer of Global Ase Consulting, LLC & Founder of Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Dr. Ayoka Wiles, Strategist and Non Profit Leader, Naima Oyo, Executive Director at Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy and Renee Smith, Executive Curator of Grand Rising 2021 have all had the pleasure of working with Baba Dr. Bunseki Fu-Kiau on this concept of "be the medicine."
Naima Oyo Dr. Ayoka Wiles Kwayera Archer Renee K. Smith
2021-06-20T11:15:00Z 2021-06-20T11:50:00Z America/New_York KEYNOTE+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stay Connected!
COMMUNITY NETWORKING
If you are interested in connecting with other attendees, here is your opportunity! Share what stood out for you from the keynote panel... How can you incorporate the concept of "be the medicine" into your community?"
2021-06-20T11:50:00Z 2021-06-20T11:55:00Z America/New_York COMMUNITY+NETWORKING+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Virtual Marketplace
VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE
Take a moment to visit our virtual marketplace! We are powered by community!
2021-06-20T11:50:00Z 2021-06-20T12:00:00Z America/New_York VIRTUAL+MARKETPLACE https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session- Congolese Movement & Meditation
The ancient dance of the Congolese people has been combined with the genius creations of their descendants and have shaped the musical culture of many music and dance styles in the diaspora i.e., Samba, Salsa, Hip Hop, Reggae, Calypso, Cassava, Jazz, Hawaiian, Belly Dance, the Electric Slide, and even Michael Jackson's "Moonwalk". Funmilayo became inspired to form Fusha Dance Company to empower and educate people on the healing powers of dance and to celebrate the richness of dance and culture from Africa and the diaspora. Congolese dance is a healing dance that Funmilayo refers to as "medicine dance" movements for healing the womb and prostate through music vibrations ad pelvic rotation.
Funmilayo Chesney
2021-06-20T12:00:00Z 2021-06-20T12:20:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session-+Congolese+Movement+%26+Meditation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Healing Birth Trauma Panel
Healing Birth Trauma will be a panel focused on mothers using intuition, ancient practices & modern tools as a means to recover from birth trauma. Panelist will include midwife's Tioma Fern, Takiya Sakina Ballard and birth worker Rachel Selah.
Makeda Abraham
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Healing+Birth+Trauma+Panel+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Inclusive Education By Design
This learning session will be an exploration of designing educational opportunities that fit the genius of black and brown children and creating tools for parents and community to support our children’s learning process.
Tracy Gray
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Inclusive+Education+By+Design https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Healing In ACTION: A Psychodramatic Experience
Psychodrama is an expressive therapy that was developed by Dr. Jacob Moreno in the 1930s. Moreno utilized dramatic enactment and role play to offer new pathways for exploration and healing to individuals and groups so that they could gain insight, experience personal growth, and activate mental, physical and emotional expansion. This method of healing is experiential and helps to clarify long standing issues, enhance learning and expedite the development of new skills to effectively navigate life.
Shawnee Benton-Gibson
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Healing+In+ACTION%3A+A+Psychodramatic+Experience https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Laughtocracy: The Power of Laughter
Laughtocracy: The Power of Laughter is a J.O.Y. (Jump Outta Yourself) cultivation workshop. Participants will explore the health benefits of laughter, their relationship with their own laughter and laughter as expressions of joy and release.
Tunu Thom
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Laughtocracy%3A+The+Power+of+Laughter https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Tapping Into The Healing Power Of Crystals
In this learning session tap into the power of Earth’s medicine known as crystals. Learn more about their healing properties and how they can assist us in manifesting our dreams, goals and desires.
Vena Ruby Crichlow
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Tapping+Into+The+Healing+Power+Of+Crystals+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Healing Emotional Wounds Through the Power of Deliberate Creation
In this learning session, participants will explore our God given birthrite to BE the creator. From emotional wounds created by family drama, to abuse, to relationship turmoil, we will learn to transmute that energy through our highest power.
Andrea Cleveland, D.Ms
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Healing+Emotional+Wounds+Through+the+Power+of+Deliberate+Creation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Worthiness is M.E.S.S.Y
This WOMEN-ONLY learning session explores how the IMPOSTER SYNDROME specifically impacts women of color as they navigate their personal and professional lives. Participants will learn to redefine what it means to be M.E.S.S.Y and learn to embrace, process and utilize the rich teachings that emerge from the chaos of our "mistakes".
Regine Roy
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Worthiness+is+M.E.S.S.Y https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Movement, Meditation & Reflection
In this learning session participants will explore their connection to the powerful element of water, its healing, transformative and calming capabilities through movement meditation. Participants will reflect on themselves, connect to other group members, and create ripples of transformation within their bodies.
Kayla Oosaseun Jewette, M.S., LCAT, BC-DMT
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Movement%2C+Meditation+%26+Reflection https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Finding Our People: The Beginner's Journey through Genealogy
During this session Robyne will share her journey as a family researcher, participants will share their own ancestral stories and explore what tools we can utilize to learn more!
Robyne Walker Murphy
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Finding+Our+People%3A+The+Beginner%27s+Journey+through+Genealogy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Activate Your Inner Glow
This solstice it's time to harness your inner light and SHIFT your perspective towards self-love and growth.
Sh8peshifter Zakiya Harris
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Activate+Your+Inner+Glow+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
ÌBÀ OBÍNRIN
Join artist, choreographer, dancer and professor Tamara Williams for her insightful session ÌBÀ OBÍNRIN. ÌBÀ OBÍNRIN acknowledges the importance and influences of women in traditions in the southern corridor of the United States and around the world. The film highlights how women have traditionally and historically connected to nature to support and fortify their communities.
Tamara Fakemi Mosebolatan
2021-06-20T12:20:00Z 2021-06-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York %C3%8CB%C3%80+OB%C3%8DNRIN https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session - The Healing Kitchen - Herbs for Solstice
In 2009 an awareness of a health issue came to light during yoga practice and subsequently serious medical diagnosis was given. PaTea made a choice and became convicted to adopt a holistic lifestyle and healthy plant-based diet. To date, her symptoms of dis-ease never returned. She trained as a herbalist and vitalist for 4 years and still keeps expanding her knowledge of plant medicine. Since then, she has been sharing the good news about herbal remedies and her personal self-care and wellness testimony. In 2010, she founded EthniciTea Herbals, Inc. based on her basic love of "tea as medicine and herbal home remedies." After she healed herself, she founded her company EthniciTea Herbals NYC, Inc. to help others shift into wellness. Her primary services provide personalized holistic herbal consultations and protocols for her clients.
PaTea L. Caines, MPA, HHC, CKYT-200 “The Bush Queen”
2021-06-20T14:00:00Z 2021-06-20T14:10:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session+-+The+Healing+Kitchen+-+Herbs+for+Solstice+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
OYA: The Transformative Power Within
The body is a temple, the element of wind is always ever present and vital to our existence.
Iyanifa Ifasade Ifaloba Oyaniiyun Olatutu  Ajeoyin Adona
2021-06-20T14:20:00Z 2021-06-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York OYA%3A+The+Transformative+Power+Within https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Bringing Sacredness To Nakedness One Yoga Pose At A Time
In this learning session, Kimberly will discuss how and why she started practicing and teaching nude yoga, share the physical and energetic benefits of nudity and why Black people being nudists are acts of radical self- care, self-intimacy, self-pleasure and self-approval.
Kimberly Simms
2021-06-20T14:20:00Z 2021-06-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York Bringing+Sacredness+To+Nakedness+One+Yoga+Pose+At+A+Time+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Sankofa as Praxis: A Viewing and Conversation.
The Sankofa Residency is a multi-phase project that is both rooted in history and an afro-futurist imagining moving forward.
Kendra Ross
2021-06-20T14:20:00Z 2021-06-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York Sankofa+as+Praxis%3A+A+Viewing+and+Conversation. https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Ancestral Womb Wisdom
An exploration in using sound, massage & mantras to Decolonize our Wombs.
Somaliah Williams
2021-06-20T14:20:00Z 2021-06-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York Ancestral+Womb+Wisdom https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Accessing The Multiuniverse Of Self: Kalinda As A Technology For Self Actualization
In this learning session explore the Philbert-Kalinda Technique for Dance and Performance is a codified technique rooted in Trinidad and Tobago's martial art and cultural form, Kalinda. Kalinda is an ancient multidimensional performance complex that includes call and response songs called lavways, dance, drumming, ritual and stick fighting. It is a codified martial arts system.
Jamie J. Philbert
2021-06-20T14:20:00Z 2021-06-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York +Accessing+The+Multiuniverse+Of+Self%3A+Kalinda+As+A+Technology+For+Self+Actualization https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
African Movement & Color Healing
In this learning session explore the intersection of African movement and color healing modalities as a technique for healing self and creating sacred space.
Zakiya Huntley Tamika Albertini
2021-06-20T14:20:00Z 2021-06-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York African+Movement+%26+Color+Healing+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Shaping Your Life With Joy
Khadijah Tudor founded The Khadijah Hands Project as an opportunity to help others find and create a healthy balanced life.
Khadijah Tudor
2021-06-20T14:20:00Z 2021-06-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York +Shaping+Your+Life+With+Joy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
"Life is Tenacious": A Flower Show Walk
In this learning session participants will be shown examples of the tenacity of life, how plants grow no matter what.
Iya Omi Dina Desiree Brittingham
2021-06-20T14:20:00Z 2021-06-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York %22Life+is+Tenacious%22%3A+A+Flower+Show+Walk https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Learning Sessions
Connecting with Ancestors thru Spirit
Discovering what is and how to begin to Connect with your Ancestors by creating sacred spaces in your home.
Nana Akosua Nyo
2021-06-20T14:20:00Z 2021-06-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York Connecting+with+Ancestors+thru+Spirit+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Virtual Marketplace
Book Reading - Yeye's Magical Indigo
Take a moment to visit our virtual marketplace! We are powered by community!
Thandi Young
2021-06-20T16:00:00Z 2021-06-20T16:30:00Z America/New_York Book+Reading+-+Yeye%27s++Magical+Indigo+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session: Tribute To Baba Montego Joe
Olatunji Ojore is a Brooklyn-born percussionist, visual artist and educator. With a focus on West African and Afro-Caribbean drumming, Olatunji uses rhythm as a learning tool, integrating traditional drumming and early childhood education. Roger "Montego Joe" Sanders was a Jamaican-style jazz percussionist and drummer. Sanders as a teenager played with a number of bands, led by top jazz musicians, including Babatunde Olatunji's (Drums of Passion, 1959) Art Blakey's Afro-Drum Ensemble (African Beat, Blue Note 1962), also with Ted Curson, Max Roach, Monty Alexander, Phil Upchurch, Dizzy Gillespie, Willis Jackson, Herbie Mann, Harold Vick, Teddy Edwards, George Benson, Jack McDuff, Rufus Harley (Kings/Queens) and Johnny Lytle. Under his own name he recorded the album Arriba! Con Montego Joe for Prestige Records prior to which he worked with Chick Corea with Eddie Gómez and Milford Graves, followed by the album Wild & Warm.
Olatunji Ojore
2021-06-20T16:00:00Z 2021-06-20T16:07:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session%3A+Tribute+To+Baba+Montego+Joe+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stay Connected!
COMMUNITY NETWORKING
If you are interested in connecting with other attendees, here is your opportunity! Heart Check! How does your heart feel? Share a lesson that you learned from today!
2021-06-20T16:00:00Z 2021-06-20T16:05:00Z America/New_York COMMUNITY+NETWORKING+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Virtual Marketplace
VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE
Final opportunity to visit and support our virtual marketplace! We are powered by community!
2021-06-20T16:00:00Z 2021-06-20T16:45:00Z America/New_York VIRTUAL+MARKETPLACE+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session: Summer Solstice Ritual (Philippines)
Join us as we explore summer solstice rituals from around the world led by Iyanifa Ifasade Ifaloba Oyaniiyun Olatutu Ajeoyin Adona.
Iyanifa Ifasade Ifaloba Oyaniiyun Olatutu  Ajeoyin Adona
2021-06-20T16:05:00Z 2021-06-20T16:10:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session%3A+Summer+Solstice+Ritual+%28Philippines%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Sessions: Traditional African Drum Performance
Join us for a traditional African drum performance to celebrate this amazing dance! Dance from your home and let's celebrate the solstice!
Cheikh Gueye
2021-06-20T16:05:00Z 2021-06-20T16:15:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Sessions%3A+Traditional+African+Drum+Performance+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Closing Reflections
Reflections and Recap of the day with Executive Curator, Renee K. Smith. Be Ready... New Community Initiative will be announced!
Renee K. Smith
2021-06-20T16:20:00Z 2021-06-20T16:45:00Z America/New_York Closing+Reflections+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session: Words to Remember
Closing Prayer with Chief Ayanda Ifadara Clarke Ile Oturupon Sokun/THE FADARA GROUP/ Integrated Wealth Alliance (IWA)
Chief Ayanda Clarke
2021-06-20T16:45:00Z 2021-06-20T16:50:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session%3A+Words+to+Remember+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· MBONGI
Community Ritual & Healing Session - Sound Bath
Join Baba Jiwe Dillard for a healing musical sound bath featuring the sounds of indigenous instruments.
Baba Jiwe Dillard
2021-06-20T16:50:00Z 2021-06-20T16:55:00Z America/New_York Community+Ritual+%26+Healing+Session+-+Sound+Bath+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgrand-rising-2021-summer-solstice-summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

GRising Presenters

Nana Akosua Nyo

Sacred Spaces by Nyo

Chief Ayanda Clarke

The Fadara Group

Chiriqui Cooper

Fluid Life Global Wellcare

Tamara Fakemi Mosebolatan

Moving Spirits Inc.

Funmilayo Chesney

Fusha Dance

Cheikh Gueye

Musician

Thandi Young

Yeye's Magical Indigo

Olatunji Ojore

Musician

PaTea L. Caines, MPA, HHC, CKYT-200 “The Bush Queen”

EthniciTea Herbals NYC, Inc

Sista Zaraya

Sista, Spoken Word Artist, Artist & Director of Watoto Entertainment

Kwayera Archer

Chief Vision Officer- Global Ase Consulting, LLC

Dr. Ayoka Wiles

Strategist, Non Profit Leader

Naima Oyo

Executive Director - Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy

Cynthia Paniagua

Dancer, Choreographer, Educator

Renee K. Smith

Executive Curator - GRising 2021 - Founder of Akika Flower Essences & Apothecary

Iyanifa Omo Osun Ifadayo Oladerinjo Efeya Makala Sampson

Road To Ose Tura

Sahuspete Kokayi

Transformational Life Coach, Musician, Artist

Baba Jiwe Dillard

Musician, Artist & Herbalist

Elisha Conover-Arthurs

Mystic Seed

Chief Sekou Alaje

Ile Ogundase/Ile Osunfikayo/ 256 Healing Arts

Nana Kofi Osei Ababio

Banafo Bosumfie II

Iya Omi Dina Desiree Brittingham

Imani Arts

Khadijah Tudor

The Khadijah Hands Project

Tamika Albertini

Sound Color Healing Temple

Zakiya Huntley

Wellness To Oneness

Jamie J. Philbert

Art on Purpose

Somaliah Williams

Heart2Hara

Kendra Ross

Dancer, Educator and Community Organizer

Kimberly Simms

The Pleasured Mom LLC

Iyanifa Ifasade Ifaloba Oyaniiyun Olatutu Ajeoyin Adona

Temple of Wind

Sh8peshifter Zakiya Harris

Sh8pe Shift Your Life

Baba Ifayinka Carl Fanfair

Ile Osa Kanran Yoruba Cultural & Spiritual Temple

Iyanifa Shelby Olatutu Iwalewa Banks

Campbell & Carr

Robyne Walker Murphy

Cultural, Social Justice Leader

Kayla Oosaseun Jewette, M.S., LCAT, BC-DMT

White Water Heals

Regine Roy

Queen Geniuses Inc.

Andrea Cleveland, D.Ms

Tru Transformation Coaching LLC

Myra Safiya Jacobs

Vena Ruby Crichlow

Ifetayo Artwear

Tunu Thom

Art Mommy Inc.

Shawnee Benton-Gibson

Spirit of a Woman, LLC

Tracy Gray

Sankofa Global Project

Makeda Abraham

Prep I Pray I Prosper

Leeann Rizk

Sexual Health Educator, Trainer and Advocate

Nyaima Smith-Taylor

Art & Alchemy and Alchemy Influenced

Simone Arthur

Readings By Simone

Shawne Lee

BE368 Enterprise

Aliyah Kamala

Ready Set Glow Up

Tamara Akua Hunter

Womb Wisdom Wellness LLC

Asantewaa Gail Harris

Community Vision Council/Sisters Health & Wellness Collective

Kendall Johnson-Smith

Align-Meant Wellness Services

Tioma Allison

Midwife, Homeopath, Herbswoman

Irijah Stennett

YogaSkills Kemetic Yoga

Oludare Bernard

Kiire Wellness

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Akika Flower Essences & Apothecary

The Earth is an ancestor, we have so much to learn from it...

Kola 256

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256 Healing Arts

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Owa Afrikan Market

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Yeye’s Magical Indigo

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LaRetta’s Gift™️

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Amma McKen + Family

McKen Arts & Culture Collective

Elisha Conover-Arthurs

Mysticseed online Kundalini yoga

Maria J Hackett Photography

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Total Life Changes (TLC)

Health and Wellness

White Water Healing

Healing through Community, Culture & Creativity

Praise Products

Praises Products - All Natural Herbal Hair & Skincare Products

House of Chi Wellness

Celebrates your audacity to be the Creator of Your Life!

Prep | Pray | Prosper

A safe space created for mothers & mothers-to-be who want to build share & grow

STooPS

Art on the Stoop.

Womb Wisdom Wellness LLC

Specializing in supporting women navigating infertility, pregnancy, loss and postpartum challenges, by empowering them to prioritize their emotional wellness.

Shawne' Lee of Friends of Abolitionist Place

Shawne' Lee of Friends of Abolitionist Place

Sisters Health & Wellness Collective

Pay Attention, Be Prepared & Stay Safe!

Moving Spirits, Inc.

A contemporary arts organization dedicated to performing, researching, documenting, cultivating, and producing arts of the African diaspora. Africanistic aesthetics heavily influences our company's repertory.

21wearsthecrown

CHANGE the LABEL and see the ABLE

Sacred Ashes

Candles, bath/body, smudging products

Cumbe

Center for African and Diaspora Dance

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

A leading provider of sexual and reproductive health services and information.

THE FADARA GROUP

Intertwining Music, Culture and Spirituality

256 Films

This exclusive workshop series allows the viewer to explore and deepen their connection with Yoruba culture through the practice of Ifa and Orisa worship.

Integrated Wealth Alliance (IWA)

The Integrated Wealth Alliance (IWA), founded by Chief Ayanda Clarke, is new initiative that presents to the community a variety of practitioners and specialists who have shared values and similar outlooks on how we heal collectively.

Adade Kofi

A healthy mind and body is home to a healthy spirit.

Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation

Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to fulfill our core tenets to Enrich, Educate, Entertain and promote the importance of cultural performing arts to youth and adults in our community.

Cynthia Paniagua

Cynthia Paniagua is a dancer, choreographer, and educator whose work reflects her Peruvian and New Yorker heritage.

EthniciTea Herbals NYC

EthniciTea Herbals NYC, Inc. offers holistic herbal consultations, holistic health coaching and high quality herbal blends ​to support your wellness and elevated living.

Campbell & Carr

New York Born, Georgia Roots, African DNA

Ile Osa Kanran

Ile Osa Kanran Yoruba Cultural & Spiritual Temple

Ifetayo Art Wear

Global inspired and crystal jewelry created with your spirit in mind