“For those who dominate and oppress us benefit most when we have nothing to give our own, when they have so taken from us our dignity, our humanness that we have nothing left, no “homeplace” where we can recover ourselves.”
Homeplace Salon is a discussion group for progressive women of color (primarily from the Houston area) seeking a community where they can talk about community, politics, and philanthropy.
The concept of ‘homeplace’ is taken from the chapter ‘Homeplace: A Site of Resistance” chapter in bell hooks’ book, Yearning. Now more than ever as women of color in the south we are seeking spaces that see our humanness and where we can heal. The healing we seek is not just for ourselves. And so Homeplace is about demonstrating radical generosity that helps our communities heal as well.
Each salon features suggested reading(s), local leaders, and highlights an organization with a recommendation that each attendee contribute a minimum of $25.
Proposed 2021 Events
Registration information coming soon.
February 20th, 6-8pm
May 7th, 6-8pm
August 13th, 6-8pm
November 5th, 6-8pm
Salon Launch – 1619 Project
August 24, 2019
- Brandi Holmes – Co-Director of ImagiNoir, a black-led group leading racial justice work in Houston
- Phoenix Johnson – local author and poet
- Kelli King-Jackson – local Black giver passionate about supporting Black-led groups