10AM | WORKSHOPS/GAMES/FUN
Sage Inn and Lounge, 336 Commercial Street,
Feel it. Speak it. Write it. Workshops to dig deep and speak your truth lead by our talented, beautiful, and soulful faciitators. Or just throw down some bones and kick back. Serious or silly it's all good when friends gather.
10-11:30AM | Imagine Me, Imagine You, Imagine Us
This interactive and informative discussion will focus on you as an individual, how to effectively support for your partner without losing who you are and finally how to create and maintain a relationship where your US healthy, fulfilling and Growing!
11:30AM -1:30PM | Write Hear
There is freedom in exploration. There is release in sharing your story. There is healing in being heard. For anyone who’s written or faced that blank page or screen, you know it’s about hearing your own voice first in order to catch it into words. Mimi Gonzalez is a nationally touring performer. Meanwhile, poetry has been tugging at her curls and she’s finally listening. Her engaging Latina-focused writing workshops are enjoyed by adults and youth across the country.
2-3:30 PM | Feel It. Speak it.
As a follow-up to the writing workshop (and maybe a prep for the Open Mic!) Jha D will offer tools for developing or enhancing public speaking and performance skills. With over 10 years of experience in her heart, she will share stories and guide you through exercises to nurture your comfort levels and skill sets.
2-3:30 PM | Let's Laugh About Sex
Humor is one of the simplest ways to lighten our sexual psychic loads. Too often, we are accused of not having a sense of humor. Let’s Laugh About Sex! is designed to allow participants to take a look at the lighter, brighter side of lesbian relationships; and to uncover the playful aspects of interactions that are often overshadowed by trauma, misinformation, and ignorance. This session will empower participants towards greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-love.
Karen Williams - $20
11AM | PTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT
Noon-4PM | POOL PARTY
Crown & Anchor Pool, 247 Commercial Street
The.absolute.must. DJ Afrika is in da house! The pool party is THE one stop-shop for f-u-n. The poolside dancing, the ladies who are easy on the eyes, the scandalous line dancing that you will warmly remember, it is all here. Be the envy of your friends' vacations this summer (unless you had the foresight to all come together) with all the priceless pictures & video that you are sure to capture here.
4-6PM | CARNIVAL TEA DANCE
Pied Bar, 193 Commercial Street, $10
Chill on the sunny deck over the water or dance with friends old and new. There is #nowhereelsetobe on Saturday afternoon.
Official Party of Black and Latino Pride of Boston
6PM - 7:30PM | EXPRESSIONS: TALENT SHOWCASE & OPEN MIC
Sage Inn and Lounge, 336 Commercial Street
Open Mic, Idol, Drag, Spoken Word, Stand Up... Whatever your talent ... Bring it! Hosted by Jha D Wiilliams
Sign up by 4 o'clock Saturday at Registration or at the Pool Party.
8PM | COMEDY WITH MIMI GONZALEZ AND SAM JAY
Sage Inn and Lounge, 336 Commercial Street
Welcome to Mimi’s Latina world view, where “mi caca es su caca!” This Ohio-born, Michigan-raised, Cuban-Italian American is a professional comedian of almost twenty years. There’s nowhere she won’t go to make you laugh, including Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain the US military. Just let her hold the gun. She’s from Detroit and is a pretty good shot.
Samaria (Sam Jay) Johnson has been doing comedy “for as long as I could speak”. Her familiar personality on and off stage has allowed her to build quite the buzz in and around Boston comedy circles. This rising star has been booking shows around the country from Gotham NYC, Comedy Store LA, to the Comedy Studio in Cambridge MA, wowing audiences with her fresh, unique, and warm approach. Sam Jay is a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do.
9:30-1AM | A BLACK AND WHITE AFFAIR
Paramount @ The Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial Street
Just like Puffy would have held back in the day. Just like a Jay-Z & Bey party. Dress to impress-whether that is down or up is up to you. This is the grown & sexy party, just like every WOC+ event held this year. Whether you wanna Harlem Shake or lean & rock with it..from 2 step to Cupid Shuffle..our DJ plays an amazing mixture of dance hits, top 40, R& B and old school jams.
Who doesn't need a lil sway music from time to time?
1AM | PIZZA MEETCHA
Twisted Sister, 293 Commercial Street
Post party pizza. Some of the greatest 3 P's you will come across. It's delicious, hot, and necessary-just like your night of dancing! Come cool off outside with a slice & some spicy Women of Color Weekend conversation.