Articles tagged: workshops

Saturday at 5:30 PM

Salon A Room 1

Hosted by Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander's Color Farm Media has launched the nation-wide initiative to get at least 50 digital tv pilots greenlit by creators of color. Those who join the Keep It Colorful Crowdfunding Rally will be eligible for prizes, including $25,000 for finishing funds, a chance to work with Color Farm Media and BLACK&SEXY TV, and more. At this Chicago event, hear Erika Alexander speak about the importance of creators of color sharing their stories, then take part in a workshop by Julie Keck, Head of Education for Seed&Spark, on audience building and crowdfunding for film.

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Dedicated to exhibiting the artwork of youth alongside working artists in order to promote social change. Join CMASJ as they lead attendees in creating activism buttons that raise awareness for a cause in order to push for change. Participants will be encouraged to use their creativity to design and reflect on social issue that they are most passionate about.

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Saturday at 6:00 PM

Salon A Room 2

Hosted by Erica Nwankwo

Exploring Wakandacon can be exhausting! Take a break! Enjoy drinks & refreshments and explore how Autodesk is bringing Wakanda to life with its groundbreaking software for makers of all ages, including: Tinkercad & Fusion 360 for 3d printing, Sketchbook for digital art, Maya for animation, and more. Autodesk employees and partners will also lead a group discussion on its Education initiatives & partnerships and how you can #MakeAnything with Autodesk software and learning resources.

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Saturday at 3:00 PM

Salon B

Hosted by Lesley Etherly

Come try out Virtual Reality at Wakandacon! Explore a number of virtual games and worlds with state-of-the-art VR headsets. More information coming soon!

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All weekend

Dance Characters prides itself on creating tender, memorable moments with families by providing professionally and/or extensively trained dancers to entertain guests through interactive dance, music, games, and fun. Dance Characters was founded by an inner city youth who had dreams of spreading smiles through the magic of dance. Come meet, dance, and play with them in Wakandacon's Kid's Room!

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Sunday at 10:00 AM

Salon C Room 4

Hosted by Rebecca Hubbard, Grounded Yoga. Sponsored by Liberation Health Strategies and YogaSkills School of Kemetic Yoga

In this workshop participants will explore their inner universe through Kemetic Yoga™ an ancient Egyptian system of yoga using slow, methodical physical movements combined with controlled deep breathing and meditation -- developing patience and concentration. Kemetic Yoga aids in relaxation, stress management, balance, coordination, flexibility, focus, and strength - the things we need to keep our Wakandacon experience in our daily lives. In addition, the postures help you connect to ancient wisdom of our Kemetic ancestors. Come as you are and be prepared for gentle movement.

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Friday at 5:00 PM

Salon C Room 4

Hosted by Mark Willis

Move like a member of the Jabari Tribe and learn actual stunts and fight choreography from Black Panther Actor and Oak Park Native, Mark Willis. 16+

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All weekend

Chicago Mobile Makers is a nonprofit organization that offers youth workshops encompassing design, architecture, digital fabrication, basic construction and place-making in Chicago communities. Come stop by for an exploration in making, creating and crafting that addresses community, equity and justice.

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Saturday at 12:30 PM

Salon C Room 4

Hosted by Jeff Poole

Intro to Sketch Writing is for teens who want to learn how to write sketch comedy or who want to learn how to translate their improv skills to paper. Writing good comedy scenes is not easy. This workshop will set students up with the fundamentals they need. This class will also improve their writing skills in general. Students will learn the basics of writing sketch comedy. They will learn about scene structure, experiment with styles, and learn how to write good dialogue. They will learn how to take an improvised scene and work it into a successfully written scene.

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Saturday at 7:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Geoffrey will perform an inter generational monologue that covers the current and past socio/political crisis we find ourselves in; based on the trials and tribulations of Huey P Newton. This will be followed by Q&A along with a solution directed discussion.

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Saturday at 11:00 AM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Kyla Williams

The Shuri Project by the Henry Williams Love Foundation is a six-week summer technology mentoring program for girls ages 8-12 with the goals of keeping them safe while building self-esteem and increasing their tech aptitude. We will bring our instructors and some of the girls in our program to co-present a workshop and do a live demo of the websites they have built.

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Saturday at 5:00 PM

Salon A Room 4

Play cards with your fellow Wakandans of all ages. Hearts, spades, Uno, or whatever you like! We've got the cards and tables - you bring a partner or find one here. Note: no gambling allowed. This is just for fun!

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Friday at 4:00 PM

Salon C Room 4

Hosted by Angie Oliver

This guided improvisational theater and writing workshop that will incorporate “fill-in-the-blank” story mapping, improv, and group collaboration to direct students in creating their own superhero story narrative. Lead by the women of Matt Damon Improv, an all woman of color improv group in Chicago.

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Saturday at 11:00 AM

Salon C Room 4

Hosted by Angie Oliver

This guided improvisational theater and writing workshop that will incorporate “fill-in-the-blank” story mapping, improv, and group collaboration to direct students in creating their own superhero story narrative. Lead by the women of Matt Damon Improv, an all woman of color improv group in Chicago.

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Saturday at 11:00 AM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Billy Tuggle

We'll explore Afro-Futurism through poetry and the spark of creative writing. Billy Tuggle is a writer, performance poet, slam champion and HipHop culturalist. He has been published under such imprints as Puddinhead Press/Fractal Edge Press; Write Bloody Publishing; Freezeray Press; and Thoughtcrime Press. His book 'The Way of the B-Boy' is a collection of poems, mediations and a curriculum sketch of and for HipHop culture.

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