FOR GIRLS ONLY
Change is Reel is a program for Black and Brown girls between 13 and 18 years old who live in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. Change is Reel is a joyful and healing opportunity for Black and Brown girls to stay connected, learn about resources, and teach them how to thrive during this powerful moment in history. Spaces are limited.
We are using the graphic novel adaption of Octavia Butler's book Parable of the Sower. Participants will examine the similarities between the challenges Laura Oya faced and their experiences during this important moment in history. The girls will share their vision of a better world for themselves and their communities through movement building and revolutionary practices of self-care and growing self-love.
HIGHER GROUND SERIES
Our Change is Reel program will host live stream sessions to connect with Black and Brown middle school and high school students in Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck. Participants will have exclusive access to independent films by or about Black and Brown girls and women, watch parties, film masterclasses, obtain free self-love sessions, and more.
Keeping Your Heart and Mind Open
Adela Nieves Martinez
Healer - Doula - Mama
Let's come together to learn practices for stress, anxiety and self-care. Join Adela Nieves Martinez in learning simple tools that you can use in your daily life, and can be shared with your friends, family and communities.
Virtual Workout with Imari Alaji
Personal Fitness Trainer
She is passionate about helping people transform their lives. She is providing a custom workout session for Change is Reel participants to help build healthy habits. She is a virtual trainer. The best part of working out from home is obtaining the same wonderful results as if you were at the gym!
Meditation with Toni Blackman
Artist - Educator - Cultural Ambassador
Toni's Mindfulness Music and Hip Hop Meditation grew out of her contemplative practices, visualization exercises, and a commitment to her own emotional well-being. A powerful presenter and performer, Toni has coached and mentored hundreds of artists, social entrepreneurs, and creative professionals to greatness.
Our Change is Reel program will host live stream sessions and exclusive access to independent films by or about Black and Brown girls and women, watch parties, masterclasses on filmmaking, and using digital storytelling to envision a better future.