Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Cowry Collective

The cowry collective plans to make "change" through the practice of time shares! This small group, lead by Chinyere Oteh plans their first meeting at GYA @ 2700 Locust May 8th. If you are interested im attending please join us! Contact for more information.

THE COWRY COLLECTIVE Creating a positive network among people of African descent in the greater St. Louis area who practice the Nguzo Saba through time banking (exchanging your skills and services with others for skills and services you want or need)

I am excited about my new membership to the group.-Dail


This 1st orientation will give you the opportunity to learn more about time banking and how it will positively impact St. Louis and all members involved. Come and meet other members, fill out a new member form and join our Yahoo group so you can officially start making free exchanges for services you need. Bring interested friends and family.

More info about timebanks on Goodmorning America:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Eugene Redmond @ Schlafly Library!

The St. Louis Public Library Diversity Writers Series PresentsEast St. Louis Poet LaureateDr. Eugene B. RedmondWednesday, April 7Writer's Workshop on the "kwansaba" (a poetic form he created) 6-7 p.m.
Poetry Presentation: 7-7:40 p.m.

Book signing follows the poetry presentation.Books and CDs available for purchase.********************
Professor Emeritus of English at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and the editor of Drumvoices Revue, Redmond is active in the local, national, and international writing community. In 1976, he became the first poet laureate named by a municipality. He was the 1991 winner of the American Book Award. The Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club was founded in 1986 in East St. Louis with writers Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka serving on the board of directors. Under Dr. Redmond's leadership, the club continues to serve novice and experienced writers across the globe.

Wall Ball Saturday!

Jen Everett

Meet St. Louis based emerging artist Jen Everett and suppport those of us who are paving our way in the artist community in STL and nationally...

From Jen:

My art making process is driven by a background in architectural design and an appreciation for hip-hop culture. I am a photographer and mixed media artist, and I enjoy experimenting with a variety of techniques and materials.
I am motivated by an inherent need to create and to give voice to my experience as an woman of color. I am moved by all forms of creative self expression from dance to music.
My work is constantly evolving. I have always found urban imagery very honest and beautiful. I love to tell a story with photographs. When painting, it is usually in response to something I am passionate or curious about. Despite the medium, or whether it is literal or abstract, I always hope that my art evokes something in the viewer.

I love honest, thought provoking imagery. I enjoy documenting the ordinary things that we sometimes overlook, as well as the issues that people wish would go away. My goal is to tell a story and to question what we have been taught by society. When I am shooting or painting it feels as though I am working towards something larger than a well composed image or a true likeness. I hope that my work inspires others to look closer.

I will be participating in Wall Ball this month to benefit SCOSAG.