Black Genius Illumination Ceremony


Sun Feb 12 2023 at 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm


W.G. Pearson Center | Durham, NC

Black Genius Illumination Ceremony is where we will be publicly acknowledging the genius of exemplary Black Parents.
About this Event
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The Occasion

Black Genius Illumination Ceremony is a Graduation and Naming Ceremony publicly acknowledging the genius of exemplary Black Parents, conferring upon them the title of Black Parent Leader--and their chosen Village title--which aligns with African traditions of naming oneself as a demonstration of growth, change, and power. This ceremony is open to the public, and an invitation to all Black Caregivers and their families, allies, and supporters. Please join VOW staff in shining a light on Village of Wisdom’s newest Black Parent Leaders, their collective brilliance, and their collective contributions to protecting Black Genius!

Food and music will follow the ceremony and will be lovingly provided by Indulgent Catering and Party Vibez! Graduates will be honored with a keynote address from the esteemed advocate and creative Omisade Burney-Scott, founder of Black Girls Guide to Menopause, an amazing mother of Black Geniuses, and former VOW Board Member.

COVID-19 Guidance and Protocol

Village of Wisdom is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and accessible event. Below are the COVID-19 health and safety protocols for our 2023 Black Genius Illumination Ceremony. We plan to adhere to any protocols and requirements set forth by the W.G. Pearson Center and the City of Durham.

  1. We will provide masks to any participant who would like one. Hand sanitizer will also be widely available.
  2. We strongly encourage all participants to take a COVID-19 test g before attending the Ceremony and to stay home if they test positive.
  3. We will provide on-site test kits to individuals who do not have access to testing kits.
  4. We will also offer silicone wristbands to visually communicate comfort levels with interaction.

Green= Comfort with handshakes and conversations within 6 feet.

Yellow = Comfort with conversations 6 feet apart

Red = Not comfortable with conversations without both parties masked

Please stay home if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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Where is it happening?

W.G. Pearson Center, 1200 Spaulding Street, Durham, United States

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