Mar
6
5:30 pm17:30

speaker // tedx talk

TEDxMidAtlantic Salon: Disruption

March 6, 2017 – Washington, DC

What happens when our perceptions suddenly don’t match reality? When the things we have taken for granted change in the blink of an eye? When hope becomes fear, and progress seems interrupted? Such Disruption can leave us defeated, or it can be embraced and turned into opportunity. Join us as we explore life’s events from eight perspectives to see where they land on the spectrum of resilience and hopelessness at the TEDxMidAtlantic Salon: Disruption.

Date: Monday, March 6
Program Time: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
Location: Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington DC

RSVP here.

Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00
Feb
23
5:30 pm17:30

panelist // macy's black history discussion

Join host Crissle West, writer and co-host of the podcast, The Read, for a celebration of Black Art and Expression featuring a panel discussion with Pages Matam, international writer, performer and Director of Poetry Events for Busboys and Poets, Desiree Venn Frederic, writer, installation artist and founder of Nomad Yard, and Christoph Jenkins, Founder and CEO of Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc.

After the discussion, enjoy light refreshments, live performance by Black Alley, haiku poets and the chance to meet our distinguished panelist. Plus, twin artists Rachel and Rebecca Crouch will paint live!

Plus, enjoy exclusive video performances and interviews with Saul Williams! 

Check out exclusive content featuring Saul Williams at Macys.com/celebrate. RSVP here.

gather|on //  the personal is political
Jan
30
5:00 pm17:00

gather|on // the personal is political

  • nomad yard collectiv

join us for a reading from “teaching gold-mah how to heal herself” by bilphena yahwon  a baltimore based writer + social justice advocate born in liberia, west africa and raised in danané, côte d'Ivoire. yahwon is the owner + curator of goldwomyn.com and the author of ‘teaching gold-mah how to heal herself.’ she writes of the immigrant experience, of blackness, of healing, of african women made from flowers breathing fragility. when she is not writing or in the classroom, bilphena enjoys wandering through spaces of foods, people(s), colors + lessons. 

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Chuckwunonso Angel Dureke - Chuckwunonso Angel Dureke is a visual story teller and writer from Nigeria. She is the creator of "The Black Code" and 1/2 of NkemLife.com 

 

IG - @panafriaka / twitter - PanAfriAKA

 

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Tariq Touré - Tariq Touré is an essayist, poet and activist from West Baltimore. Touré has spent the last 9 years engaging with at risk African American males and advocating through organizing and prose for underserved populations. 

IG + Twitter - @TariqToure

 

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Aayesha Ajiaz- Aayesha Ajiaz is a first generation Asian American Muslim. She is first a listener than an education. She lives and breathes through every aspect of story telling.

 

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Salsabeel Abdelhamid - Salsabeel Abdelhamid is a Palestinian-American Muslim who is currently pursuing a degree in Sociology. She is also a consumer of art + literature that work to challenge the status-quo.

 

IG - @sabdelhamid 

 

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Shannon Wallace - Shannon Wallace is a photographer + freedom fighter from East Baltimore. Her work focuses on the experiences, identities and struggles of black individuals. In addition to her photography she is a co-founder + journalist of Assata's Syllabus, a project which aims to control the narratives coming out of Baltimore. 

 

IG + Twitter - @_yoshann

 

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Nita Strickland - Nita Strickland is a recent graduate of Towson University who studied sociology, anthropology and social justice along with a minor in lesbian + gay studies. Her goal in life is to seek social justice for everyone and bring social justice awareness in all that she does. 

 

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Maider De Emilio Diaz - Maider De Emilio Diaz is a student of audiovisual communication born in the Basque Country, Spain. / Maider De Emilio Diaz es una estudiante de comunicación audiovisual nacida en el País Vasco, España.

 

IG -@m_deemiliodiaz

 

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Anne-Sophie Amegah - Anne-Sophie Amegah is a visual artist born + raised in Lome, Togo. Her art is inspired by the thousands of photos that embodied her childhood in West Africa. Her art exist out of a need for her to create visuals that make you see the world as it is and still find it beautiful. 

IG + Twitter - @amongfragments / amongfragments.com

use hashtag #gatheron + #nomadyard to share your experience. 

WHEN

Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Nomad Yard Collectiv - 411 New York Avenue Northeast Washington, DC 20002

Jan
1
Dec 31

past speaking engagements

A passionate arts and creative entrepreneurship advocate and public speaker, Desiree Venn Frederic has engaged audiences as a panelist at The National Endownment for the Arts, University of Maryland Smith School of Business, Made in DC and Creative World Summits.

General Assembly, August 2, 2016 Being a creative is no walk in the park. Join General Assembly & BUNCH Magazine to discuss the challenges & opportunities that come along with starting and maintaining a successful creative business. Discuss tackling accounting and planning (which creatives are notoriously bad at) and hear founder stories about tackling the investor scene. Learn best practices for connecting with fellow creatives, and deep dive into the business of creativity and how to charge for your services and monetize in unconventional ways.

NCN Event: Creative Economy by Design - A Confab, July 28, 2016 Curious about the Creative Economy? At this year’s inaugural Creative World, Arlington is host to creatives, makers, business leaders and big thinkers across the region who take risks, break rules and open conversations about who and what is creativity. Set in the dynamic space at TechShop, you’ll hear about trends, listen to music, ask questions, watch demos, have fun. View the lineup of speakers and agenda. Sponsored by TechShop and the Crystal City BID.

The National Maker Faire, June 2016 The arts are about making--at the intersections of creativity , collaboration, and new approaches to complex issues. In this panel moderated by the National Endowment for the Arts, hear from artists tackling inequities in their communities and the role of the arts in turning ideas to solutions.

The Made In DC Summit, June 1, 2016 Nearly 200 attendees joined us for an afternoon of panels, workshops, q+a's, speakers, and networking geared towards growing creative small businesses, in D.C. and beyond. The Made in DC Program is a partnership between the Department of Small and Local Business Development and Think Local First DC. The Made in DC Maker Summit was made possible by DLSBD, TLF, and Union Market DC, and sponsored in part by Bruce Pike Productions.

gather|on // identity
Dec
12
2:00 pm14:00

gather|on // identity

  • nomad yard collectiv
gather | a series provides an opportunity for you to express. share. digest. evolve.  xodvf x nomad yard collectiv  presents gather | a discussion x workshop on identity. w|  upile is a malawian poet based in baltimore. born in 1994 and raised in zomba, her debut collection of prose and poetry 'soft magic' was published  in 2015.  upile writes intimate poems that celebrate womanhood, manhood, blackness, love, color and the intersecetionalities many encounter. she is passionate about human rights advocacy, the arts and travel. She hopes to remain curious, soft-hearted and ready for new adventures.  'soft magic.' is the debut collection of prose and poetry by malawian writer, upile chisala. an exploratory text on the self. joy. blackness. gender. matters of the heart. the experience of diaspora, spirituality and most of all, how we survive. 'soft magic.' is a shared healing journey. signed copies will be available for purchase. +  antoinette is a curious writer attracted to the unexplored areas of life.  born in los angeles, antoinette whose passion for people + imparting knowledge influenced her decision to become an educator and subsequently earn her master’s of arts in teaching at howard university.  antoinette is now freelancing for the huffington post and working full time as blogger and photographer of dontthrowawaythecrust.com. dtac is a brand dedicated to documenting the compelling stories of the marginalized peoples of the world though editorial, documentary photography and video.   use hashtags | #gatheron #nomadyard #xodvf rsvp required | open to all ages WHEN Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST) - Add to Calendar WHERE nomad yard collectiv - 411 new york avenue northeast washington, dc 20002

gather | a series provides an opportunity for you to express. share. digest. evolve. 

xodvf x nomad yard collectiv 

presents

gather | a discussion x workshop on identity.

w| 

upile is a malawian poet based in baltimore. born in 1994 and raised in zomba, her debut collection of prose and poetry 'soft magic' was published  in 2015.  upile writes intimate poems that celebrate womanhood, manhood, blackness, love, color and the intersecetionalities many encounter. she is passionate about human rights advocacy, the arts and travel. She hopes to remain curious, soft-hearted and ready for new adventures. 

'soft magic.' is the debut collection of prose and poetry by malawian writer, upile chisala. an exploratory text on the self. joy. blackness. gender. matters of the heart. the experience of diaspora, spirituality and most of all, how we survive. 'soft magic.' is a shared healing journey. signed copies will be available for purchase.

antoinette is a curious writer attracted to the unexplored areas of life.  born in los angeles, antoinette whose passion for people + imparting knowledge influenced her decision to become an educator and subsequently earn her master’s of arts in teaching at howard university.  antoinette is now freelancing for the huffington post and working full time as blogger and photographer of dontthrowawaythecrust.com. dtac is a brand dedicated to documenting the compelling stories of the marginalized peoples of the world though editorial, documentary photography and video.  

use hashtags | #gatheron #nomadyard #xodvf

rsvp required | open to all ages

WHEN

Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

nomad yard collectiv - 411 new york avenue northeast washington, dc 20002