Embrace Arts, Culture, and Black Wellness

Join Us in Celebrating Stories of Hope, Triumph, and Resilience 

Presented by Emory University COMPASS Coordinating Center in Partnership with Gilead Sciences Inc., GLAAD, CDC Division of HIV Prevention, THRIVE SS, LOTUS, and Black Women’s Health Imperative

When: December 1 & 3, 2023
Where: Buckhead Art & Company Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Theme: “Arts, Culture, and Black Wellness”

About Arts, Culture, and Black Wellness
Illuminating the Journey of Resilience and Hope

Atlanta is a city renowned for its rich history and diversity, it is a canvas for hope and unity towards Black health equity. Our theme, “Arts, Culture, and Black Wellness,” intertwines artistic expression with health and well-being, reflecting the vibrant spirit of our communities.

A Celebration of Strength through Art and Dialogue

We’re turning the spotlight on the stories of resilience and triumph within the Black community. Through art, storytelling, music, and meaningful conversations, we’ll honor and uplift each other in our movement towards Black health equity. This event is a symphony of voices, each one echoing a message of hope and inspiration.

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Event Highlights

Friday, December 1, 2023

11:00 am to 3:00 pm:
Art Sip + Stroll
Wander, admire, and immerse yourself in art.

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm: 
Stories of Triumph Opening Reception:
Join us for a cocktail reception and grand unveiling of a poignant art exhibit celebrating COMPASS Partners. 

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm:
Cocktails + Conversation:
Join an intimate conversation with Black health equity leaders, activists, and advocates including Dyllón Burnside (Ricky from Pose) and Toni Bryce (Nineveh from P-Valley)

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm: 
Music + Networking:
Unwind, network and vibe to the beats of international DJ Toni K.

Sunday, December 3, 2023

11:00 am to 12:00 pm:
A tranquil session to rejuvenate your spirit and mind.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: 
Artist Talk:
Engage in thought provoking conversations with “Stories of Triumph” photographer, Sean Black, and filmmakers representing the COMPASS Initiative®. Learn more about the influence behind these visual works of art.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm:
Film Screening:
Curated shorts produced by COMPASS Partners.

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm: 
Healing Session:
Experience a serene session curated to release blocked energy and emotions, bringing you to a centered and rejuvenated state. 

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm: 
Art Stroll + Vendors:
Continue your artistic journey with us. 

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Together, Let’s Celebrate Life, Art, and Community Resilience.
Amplifying Voices, Inspiring Change

We’re dedicated to creating a space that celebrates resilience, uplifts Black wellness and health equity. Join us in this celebration, where every voice and story paints a picture of hope and progress.

Be Part of a Movement of Hope

Your presence can make a difference. Embrace this opportunity to connect, learn, and be inspired. Together, let’s shift the tide towards greater Black health equity through unity, art, and unwavering optimism.

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