Sun, Oct 22|
7059 S South Shore Dr
Hoodoo Heritage Month Festival
Celebrating African-American cultural history and spiritual traditions, and their role in our liberation! The Hoodoo Heritage Month Fest features storytelling, arts and crafts, live music, community altars, wellness vendors, special performances, and an open mic.
Time & Location
Oct 22, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
7059 S South Shore Dr, 7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
About the event
This event is held by (Re)Birth Society– a community-led non-profit organization committed to justice, wellness, education, and empowerment. As stated in (Re)Birth’s Total Wellness Initiative, we strongly support the reclamation and restoration of African-Indigenous spiritual traditions and religions, which we believe can help provide healing and empowerment to our community. We hope to make this an annual celebratory event.
In addition to our lineup of activities and entertainment, we will be using this event to conduct interviews and add to our archives kept of the Hoodoo/African-Indigenous folks of today and those who came before us.
A portion of the event will be dedicated to story weaving and we encourage attendees to consider the following:
What are some of the encouraging words that our ancestors and elders have left us to pass on? What kind of future are we envisioning for our descendants? What are some of our ancestors “wildest” dreams that we are seeing into fruition?
This is a family friendly event and we will have a designated kids area. We are also accepting donated kids items for arts and crafts or even repurposed toys.
For Sponsors and Partnership tiers:
*Sponsors must be either Hoodoos or black-led + heavily engaged in African-American liberation.*
Tier 1: Sponsor with products and services for gift basket giveaway. Tier 1 sponsors will be mentioned during the giveaway portion of the event, as well as in select promotions.
Tier 2: Sponsors of $50 and more will have their logos featured on the sponsorship banner during the event. We will also include sponsors in our online promotional materials, on the event registration site, as well as in post-event recap media.
Tier 3: Sponsors of $500 and more will have individual posts on our social media page introducing these brands/people/orgs to the community. We will also have individual banners around the event for Tier 3 sponsors. Additionally, Tier 3 sponsors will be included on our website with links to their sites. Tier 3 sponsors will also have an opportunity to make a 3-5 minute introduction during the Commencement.
Must be an active part of the Hoodoo community.
We cannot accept food vendors. Vendor registration fee will be $25 per vendor + a suggested 10% of sales donation.
For Vendor Registration :
Community Health Statement:
Given that we are also a reproductive health based organization that also values wholistic wellness within our community we're heavily encouraging masks and social distancing. We will be able to provide a limited number of masks until we run out. It is also encouraged to bring your own.
Keep an eye on our social media platforms to stay most up to date on Hoodoo Heritage Month Festival details!
Suggested Donation of $1 to $25 per guest! Please send donation to: CASH APP: $RebirthSociety VENMO: @ReBirthSociety ZELLE: email@example.com