LOVE & LIBERATION BALL: A Black Panther-inspired, Afro-Futuristic Gala & Fundraiser
If you woke up tomorrow, and all of the challenges plaguing the Black Muslim community were resolved (white supremacy, anti-Black racism, anti-Muslim bigotry, misogyny, etc), what kind of community would you live in? Who would you be? How would we envision ourselves as a community embodying love of self, family, and God while striving for authenticity? Let's imagine and celebrate that future together!
The Love & Liberation Ball will feature Live Entertainment, Artist Showcase and Silent Auction!
Our featured guests include: Nadirah Pierre, Ran'D Shine, Moses the Comic, Jasiri X, Tasleem Jamila and Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble! Come dressed in your best Wakanda/Black Panther-inspired, Afrofuturistic formal attire!
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 8pm - 11pm
Chubb Hotel and Conference Center,
Lafayette Ballroom 800 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA
$75 per person
MEET OUR LOVE & LIBERATION FEATURED ARTISTS & ENTERTAINERS
Hover over each artist to learn more about them!
MWF Board Member Dr. Mona Masood has painted these three beautiful pieces below which will be up for silence auction during the Ball to benefit the Muslim Wellness Foundation.
*All proceeds from this fundraiser go to Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healing and well-being in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training. The Black Muslim Psychology Conference (BMPC) is sponsored by MWF as a core program of The Deeply Rooted Project - a Black Muslim Mental Health & Healing Initiative. It was established in 2015 to intentionally and unapologetically center the narratives, voices, and strengths of Black Muslims with a special emphasis on healing and collective well-being.
WHAT IS AFRO-FUTURISM?
Afrofuturism is the reimagining of a future filled with arts, science and technology seen through a black lens. The term was conceived a quarter-century ago by white author Mark Dery in his essay “Black to the Future,” which looks at speculative fiction within the African diaspora.
"Can a community whose past has been deliberately rubbed out, and whose energies have subsequently been consumed by the search for legible traces of its history, imagine possible futures?"
Read more about Afro-Futurism in the links provided below!