Jun
8
Sat
Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage @ Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage” is an original staged reading written by Christa Brown and developed by the Free Soil Arts Collective, a program proudly supported by funds from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. This artistic work details the personal stories of five black women and the complex relationships with their hair. Join us as we explore issues surrounding identity, the KINKS of self-acceptance, and how to embrace the CROWNS that we are given as black women. Through each woman’s individual story, we go on a journey towards understanding the importance of defining who you are for yourself.

Cast:
Kesiah Bascom
Christa Brown
Naychelle Gandia
Maritza Grooms
Masada Jones

Jun
9
Sun
Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage @ Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage” is an original staged reading written by Christa Brown and developed by the Free Soil Arts Collective, a program proudly supported by funds from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. This artistic work details the personal stories of five black women and the complex relationships with their hair. Join us as we explore issues surrounding identity, the KINKS of self-acceptance, and how to embrace the CROWNS that we are given as black women. Through each woman’s individual story, we go on a journey towards understanding the importance of defining who you are for yourself.

Cast:
Kesiah Bascom
Christa Brown
Naychelle Gandia
Maritza Grooms
Masada Jones

Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage @ Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage” is an original staged reading written by Christa Brown and developed by the Free Soil Arts Collective, a program proudly supported by funds from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. This artistic work details the personal stories of five black women and the complex relationships with their hair. Join us as we explore issues surrounding identity, the KINKS of self-acceptance, and how to embrace the CROWNS that we are given as black women. Through each woman’s individual story, we go on a journey towards understanding the importance of defining who you are for yourself.

Cast:
Kesiah Bascom
Christa Brown
Naychelle Gandia
Maritza Grooms
Masada Jones

Jun
11
Tue
Kids Summer BookFest @ Jack Kerouac Park
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for Kids Summer BookFest! The event will be a family-friendly, free, fun afternoon where children will receive free books, enjoy games, arts and crafts, performances and more! Be sure to stay tuned to Project LEARN’s Facebook page to receive further updates!

Jun
14
Fri
Grupos de Apoyo a Sobrevivientes de Violencia
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hispanos sobrevivientes de violencia sexual y sus seres queridos se reúnen en un espacio seguro para apoyarse y manejar el imapcto de la violencia sexual en sus vidas. El grupo es gratis y está dirigido por un consejero especializado en el tema.

RISE Meeting @ Middlesex Community College
Jun 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Lowell RISE Coalition (Refugee and Immigrant Support and Engagement) invites any interested residents, leaders, business owners, nonprofit or city personnel to join these meetings or contact us to be active with either the Welcoming Week Lowell 2019 or Gateways for Growth initiatives. Agendas will be posted monthly the week of the meeting.

Quarterly, meetings take place at Lowell Community Health Center’s 6th floor training room to join the Refugee Consultation meeting to update the State. (2019 schedule: January, April, July, October)

GLADLY
Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

GLADLY is a group for high school aged LGBQ/T young people to come together once a week and give voice to their experiences while being in community with others. We share resources and stories with one another while providing relevant psychoeducational tools related to coping with things like dysphoria, transitions (social, legal, and/or medical), and other things that may be coming up in their lives. We also set aside time to engage in creative self-care activities like drawing, painting, beading, etc.

Jun
15
Sat
Lowell African Festival @ Sampas Pavilion
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

***Theme for 2019 Festival***

“Our Culture Is Our Gift To Cherish”.

Music, dance, food, crafts and more!

Jun
16
Sun
Decoding LGBTQ+ History in Lowell @ Lowell National Historical Park
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a special two part program taking place on Sunday, June 16.

Our 3 PM walk will focus on some figures from the 1800s, and how we can understand LGBTQ+ history of Lowell in this era. This walk will end with some time to explore our Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit (40 French St). Walk begins at the Visitor Center, 246 Market St., Lowell, MA.

Our 6 PM program will explore local LGBTQ+ in the twentieth century. We will discuss the nightlife of the 1950s and 1960s and more recent history in Lowell. This talk will also address the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall raid and riot of 1969. Held at the Visitor Center, 246 Market St.

Both are free & open to all. www.nps.gov/lowell

Jun
18
Tue
Healing Circles @ The Center for Hope and Healing Inc.
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Healing Circles offer survivors a safe space to express their feelings and share their stories. While every survivor’s story is unique, connecting with others who have had similar experiences can be life changing.

This group is 18+, all genders, and no disclosure or registration required.