Black & Bliss Wellness Arts Series: AS I AM! YOGA FOR BLACK GIRLS

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Use writing, art, and yoga to learn compassionate self-care. Bring a yoga mat or something else to lie down on, a pencil, and your journal!

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OUR BLACK & BLISS WELLNESS ARTS SERIES

The Clemmons Family Farm is pleased to launch "BLACK & BLISS"- a wellness art series. This free series is offered on Zoom exclusively for Black Vermonters in November and December 2020.

"BLACK & BLISS" features 10 amazing wellness artists who are members of the Vermont African-American/African Diaspora Artists Network. Our collaborating artists will help participants find creativity, connection, wellness and healing.

To honor our collective need for safety and trust, none of the BLACK & BLISS sessions will be recorded.

For more information about the entire series, please visit http://bit.ly/CFFBliss

ABOUT OUR SESSION

This session is designed for young women, ages 9-14, to focused on self-love. "As I Am" encourages acceptance of self and provide some lifelong tools needed for compassionate self-care. Using breathing techniques, spoken word, and a brief meditative writing exercise, participants will be able to connect with themselves and others. Each participant will be invited to use their voice to share something positive about their experience, via a virtual closing circle.

-- This session is ONLY for Black Girls, Ages 9-14 -- Female parents or guardians should register and be nearby to help the girls get onto Zoom and monitor their well-being.

Bring These With You to the Zoom Session

  • A quiet space that allows you to move freely
  • A yoga mat, beach towel or blanket to lie or sit on
  • Paper
  • A writing utensil.

ABOUT OUR SESSION LEADER, CHERITTA TI ROBERTSON

Born in Connecticut and raised in Northern Vermont, Cherrita Ti Robertson began practicing yoga and meditation 2003. With 7 sisters and 2 brothers, she is the youngest of 10. Cherrita's love for yoga and the arts led her to become a yoga teacher. Her sessions encourage artistic expression, are curated for all levels, and will have you convinced you can succeed in even the most challenging moments. You will complete her class feeling affected by her joy and her incredibly moving and quotable comments.

About the Clemmons Family Farm:

Preserve, Empower, Build

Did you know that over the past century, African-Americans have lost 93% of their land assets: from a combined total of 44 million acres in the 1920's to just 3.5 million acres today? The Clemmons Family Farm is among the 0.4% of all farms in the United States that are still African-American owned.

Clemmons Family Farm Inc. is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our Black & Bliss wellness arts program is closely tied to our mission to:

PRESERVE the 148-acre Clemmons farm as a Black-owned land and cultural heritage asset and a historic site of national importance.

EMPOWER a growing network of Vermont's Black artists and culture bearers with opportunities for professional development, advocacy, visibility, networking, paid engagements, collective healing, and a safe haven for creativity that helps them to thrive.

BUILD a loving multicultural community around African-American/African diaspora history, arts and culture.

  • According to the 2012 United States agriculture census, of the nearly 7000 farms in Vermont, only 17 are African-American-owned or operated.
  • Of the 1.2 million acres of farmland in Vermont, only 740 acres are owned or principally operated by African Americans.

Located in Charlotte near beautiful Lake Champlain, the Clemmons Family Farm is ​one of the largest African-American-owned historic farms in Vermont today. The farm includes 6 historic buildings (circa late 1700s-1800s), a spacious 1990’s residence, and 148 acres of prime farmland and forests, ponds and streams abundant with wildlife.

Your support helps us to keep this rare farm available for African-American and African diaspora history, arts and culture programs for the community.

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