Five years ago, Ron Young started Black & Poly with the vision of creating a space for black families to love and learn together. Now, Black & Poly is celebrating it's fifth anniversary with a weekend-long party in Los Angeles! Here are just a few of the highlights for this exciting event, September 28-30.
Black Panther Theme
Our Saturday dinner is themed The Wakanda Edition based on the blockbuster movie Black Panther. Come dressed in your Wakanda-inspired outfits, and a gift bag of goodies will be given to the best dressed!
Poly Movie Screening
Author Peter Mack will host an evening of short films from black screenwriters, including the YouTube series Compersion.
Guest Speakers and Appearances
Some of your favorite Black & Poly contributors will be at the event, including Crystal Farmer, Evita Sawyers, and Sir Orpheus Black. Poet Ifalade TaShia Asanti will also do a reading. Our very special guests will be Dossie Easton, author of The Ethical Slut, and Jackie Stone, producer of the show Compersion.
Culture and Fun
Bring your family to see the sights in LA! We'll start with roller skating at World on Wheels on Friday. Saturday early risers can hike to the Hollywood Sign before joining Ron Young and Kato Cooks at the Poolside Breakfast. In the afternoon we'll tour the Venice Beach Boardwalk and the California African American Museum. We'll chill out with board and table games before the big anniversary dinner.
Commemorative T-Shirts and Gifts
We will have all the Black & Poly swag for sale during and after the celebration. Our special edition shirts will be available for a limited time. Guests who purchase dinner will receive a free souvenir B&P wristband.
Get your tickets for our September celebration as soon as you can! $50 gets you in to all the major events of the weekend, including the anniversary dinner. Need a place to stay? The Hilton Garden Inn has a block of rooms just for the B&P family.
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