Reflections of Me: Black Genius protected by Village of Wisdom

This year our team partnered with the folks at Black August in the Park to create mini photo docs of three social justice organizations who fundamentally believe in the beauty and power of Black people: Village of Wisdom (VOW), SpiritHouse, Inc. and Black Youth Project 100-Durham (BYP 100). Black August in the Park is a stunning experience that affirms Blackness and creates an opportunity to connect with others who are fighting to make the world–and Durham–a space that is safe and welcome for Black people.

Today, journey with us to learn more about Village of Wisdom!

 

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Village of Wisdom (VOW) is an organization committed to working with families to protect Black Genius. Through VOW, families build a network of support building and protecting the healthy development and reflection of black youth.

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Why do you do this work?

“I do this work because on the day that our children inherit this Earth, I want them to know what to do with It.”

Taylor Webber-Fields/VOW Volunteer


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How do you define power?

“Being in a position where you can make a change and/or influence others in a positive way.”

-Brie Dorsey/VOW Intern


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Why do you do this work?

“I want Black youth to have the freedom and happiness they deserve.”

-Liz Adams/VOW Board Member


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When do you feel the most beautiful?

I feel the most beautiful when I stop to realize that my daughters are a reflection of me.”

-Jasmine Bowles/VOW Family Engagement & Event Director


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How do you define power?

“Power is the ability to pursue one’s Highest Self without fear for punishment or reproach.”

-Taylor Webber-Fields/VOW Volunteer


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Join Village of Wisdom  for this month’s Black Genius Workshop THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @Dress for Success in Northgate Mall!

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PHOTOGRAPHY by Meron Habtemariam,Kaci Kennedy,Madylin Vernise Nixon-Taplet and Jamaica Gilmer for The Beautiful Project

Brought to you by the Black August in the Park Team, the Black Market is an annual marketplace for local, regional and national Black-owned businesses to gain exposure to new clientele and network with one another. The Black Market also provides educational opportunities to prospective business owners during the annual event. Save the date!