LIGHTwork Curator Talk: Plant As Muse & Medicine

LIGHTwork Curator Talk: Plant As Muse & Medicine

 

This was a very special night that I had the pleasure of not only attending but a chance to capture the magic on video so I can share it with you. Enjoy.

"LIGHTwork CURATOR TALK: Plant as Muse and Medicine by Gallery Walk Programs Follow Details Share this event   Date and time Thu, September 30, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT Location   Location Black Gotham Experience 192 Front Street New York, NY 10038 Event description   "Plant as Muse and Medicine" is the is the closing Curator Talk at the Gallery Walk NYC LIGHT work Exhibit, hosted by Kamau Z. Akabueze   Emily Ramos (@highmimadre) and Hawaii Mike Salman (@hwmk) are both experts, advocates and educators on the topic of integrating plant medicine into the lives of people of color, and this talk centers their efforts in the area from a community, legislation, legalization and personal perspective. The talk's host, Kamau Z. Akabueze (curator of LIGHTwork) is new to plant parenthood and plant medicine and this conversation will delve into his curiosities, learnings and experiences as he pulls insight from Emily and Mike to elevate his mind and understandings on the topic. Doors open @ 7pm :: Talk starts @ 8pm Throughout the evening, Aplós Master Mixologist Lynette Marerro will be serving a complimentary nonalcoholic, hemp-infused cocktail inspired by the Gallery Walk and the LIGHTwork exhibit. About Emily Ramos Emily Marie Ramos Rodriguez is a Afro-Taina womyn and New York-native from theLower East Side and El Barrio. She's been passionate about Marijuana Policy Reformsince she was a student at New Design High School. She was motivated by the ways in which the racist War on Drugs has impacted her family and community; so she draws her inspiration from the Young Lord's and the Black Panther Party in hopes to bring community together to build power, love and heal. She recently graduated the Green Worker's Cooperative Academy and CoFed Summer Coop Academy, non-profit organizations supporting people of color in starting their own worker cooperatives. Emily co-founded ¡High Mi Madre! LLC. A womyn and femme of color Marijuana consumer worker-owned cooperative. Emily comes to this work recognizing that people of color have always been farmers and practitioners who have historically utilized this flower for medicinal and wellness purposes. She hopes to be a part of a movement of people of color and communities affected by the failed War on Drugs to help build, create, and sustain a legal and equitable Adult-use and comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program in NY State. About Hawaii Mike Salman Dylin Michael Salman pka “Hawaii” Mike was born in San Francisco, CA to immigrant musician parents who instilled in him love, oneness, creativity, music and culture. Plant medicines, specifically Cannabis, were part of the culture and played a major role in his development both personally and professionally. Hip Hop became his driving passion, and he broke into the music industry after sneaking into the Gavin convention where he met record executives who needed Cannabis. He obliged, and they offered an internship on the spot, he moved to NYC that Summer of 1992. Hawaii has made a career influencing global brands across key consumer categories working with MOBB DEEP, THE SOURCE MAGAZINE, NIKE, REEBOK, MOUNTAIN DEW, AXE, as well as creating his own publication LTD MAGAZINE, co-founding Inked magazine and managing DJ Clark Kent, BMX Athlete Nigel Sylvester, photographer Jonathan Mannion, producers Sean C & LV and jeweler Greg Yüna. During his 25+ year career, Cannabis has been right by his side, a connector to clients and friends, and something he is known for throughout the industry. Always one to follow his passions he’s now focused on commUNITY, culinary & culture through his company Chef For Higher and their Cannabis infused Supper Club Flights and Private Higher events for clients from the worlds of music, entertainment, sports and Cannabis. He’s a nomad at heart who would be happiest traveling the world exploring local culture and food. But for the immediate future his flag is planted in NY to educate, empower and entertain his commUNITY on the benefits of cannabinoids, participate in the emerging Cannabis market and advocate for Federal AND Global legalization for access to plant medicines."

 

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