Due to bad weather on our original date, we are rescreening "The Healing Passage."
Join BloomBars as we commemorate Black History Month with a film which asks – "How do we heal from the residual pain of the Middle Passage?"
Film: The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water
When: February 9, 2014 6:00 PM
Donation: Suggested: $10 to support BloomBars and the work of Madea Allen. Free organic popcorn.
The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water (2004, 90 min), by S. Pearl Sharp - For more than 300 years Africans were carried from their homeland, across the Atlantic Ocean ("The Middle Passage"), into chattel slavery in the Americas. The residual impact of this African Holocaust still reverberates in the world today through psychological trauma, genetic memory and community consciousness. Cultural artists, along with historians and healers, explore the present-day residuals of the trans- Atlantic slave trade and use music, ritual, dolls, spoken word and visual art to create paths to healing.
Our screening will be followed by audience discussion facilitated by Madea Allen, certified health coach, chef and owner of Organic Soul Chef, LLC.
The Venue: http://www.bloombars.com
Facebook RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/healing-rsvp-2
PARKING: Street parking on 11th Street and on adjacent streets. (Be careful not to park @ Residential-Only spots). Consider arriving early and taking advantage of two nearby parking garages: *14th St near Target and BestBuy, and *Park Rd next to Giant Foods. Also, there's the Columbia Heights METRO Station on 14th Street.
PLEASE NOTE - BloomBars is a community-arts space not a restaurant or bar, so other than popcorn, no food is served. It does not have its own parking lot, so we encourage you to arrive on time and take advantage of the 2 nearby garages or the Metro station, as described above. Thank you!