I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS EVENTS

I AM SOTERIA has been using art of all forms to bring communities together, she has used it to combat hate, bias and injustice of all kinds. Her collaborations are made to create awareness of what it means to be courageous in this time. Her art seeks to fully bring people closer to their destinies!

She has spoken at the Women’s March in Raleigh, NC in 2019 & 2020. Soteria has also traveled abroad using her poetry and songs as a way to connect with others across the globe.

Another one of her passions is working with the reentry community, those who are marginalized, and those whose voices have yet to be heard. One way she does this is beside other advocates and artists for justice, as well as local and national organizations. I AM SOTERIA’s work brings awareness to the systemic injustices that arise within our community and our country.

In 2019 she started what she likes to call “I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS.”

This movement was created to bring injustice and racism to light, and create transformation in the midst of all the turmoil that is happening and that has happened. Her goal is to invite local artists to her platforms to share their artistic gifts with communities to be the light. Since the very first event on February 3, 2019 she has hosted 6 events and 5 renditions.

• I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS: Love’s Best Language: Music in Saxapahaw by the River

• I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS: Juneteenth Redefining Freedom at the Culture Mill

• I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS: Coffee Shop Hip-Hop at Johnny’s Gone Fishing

• I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS: Black Friday at the Haw River Ballroom

I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS: LOVE’S BEST LANGUAGE

I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS: JUNETEENTH

I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS: COFFEE SHOP HIP-HOP EDITION

I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS: BLACK FRIDAY

AND now once again in collaboration with Johnny’s Gone Fishing, which is a local coffee shop in Carrboro, NC!

We would like to introduce the 6th edition I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS: Turning the Tables

Soteria invited local brown and black artists to come and Turn the Tables!! What better way to change the climate than to change it from the outside in. Yes, we are in a pandemic and there are many unjust things happening in the world, but we still have community.

If you haven’t come by to join us for a cup of coffee or a cup of tea, we invite you to come and support I AM SOTERIA, the artists, and this transformative small business.

Please check out the work from the artists !!

We encourage you to connect with them and to share and follow their amazing work!

I AM SOTERIA & FRIENDS: Turning the Tables

Ahanayzha Mabry

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Tyamica Mabry

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Brandon Hampton

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Ajani Anderson

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Ty Smalls

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Shed Doors

Relle

Kaleb McLaurin

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