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SKINFOLK Screening

May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SKINFOLK is a grassroots collaborative multi-sensory cultural “skinography” project capturing, archiving and celebrating the powerful headwrap stories of Diasporic Black communities through photojournalism, documentary film, digital storytelling, and interactive offerings designed to facilitate collective healing through holding space for and bearing witness to cathartic stories of reverence, reclamation and resistance.

SKINFOLK cultivates a liberated space for Black Diasporic people to transcend the ubiquitous consumption of Black suffering and Black death. Using the powerful range of visual storytelling to inspire empathy for self and others, SKINFOLK immerses people into an environment designed to increase the visibility of those whose cultural imprint on a community is in danger of being erased.

Each story will be featured in an online archive as individual vignettes highlighting the significance of the headwrap as both an icon and cultural lifeline throughout the African Diaspora culminating in a public gathering curated to include a screening of shorts followed by multimedia stations that will capture stories and reflections from guests.

*Please, keep in mind that this is a Black/African-centered experience. All are welcome to respectfully bear witness to the stories of Black/African people.*


Schedule of Offerings:
3:00pm | Screening
3:30pm | Headwrap Portraits with Kenya Shakoor (must RSVP)
3:30pm | Matriarch: Stories of Black Motherhood with Jamika Scott (must RSVP)

Featured Storytellers:
Cana Caldwell
Jai Washington
Kenya Shakoor
SandraRosa Bryant
Sheree Cooks
Stacy Moore

About the Venue:
Driving and transit directions:
Accessibility: the campus and building are wheelchair accessible. This is not a scent-free campus.

Special Thanks:
∆ Necashaw Montgomery – producer/videographer, co-director
∆ Qiara “Q” Millen – editor
∆ Blanket Fort Films – equipment
∆ Northwest Film Forum – equipment
∆ Fab 5 HQ – location
∆ Good Karma – location
∆ Kings Books – location

Supported in part by a Spark Grant from Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

*This event will be filmed. Use your best judgement when attending and inform the event organizers if you do not wish to be on camera.*




May 18, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm




The Evergreen State College – Tacoma
1210 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405 United States
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