BLK JOY is a one-day celebration of Blackness through music, dance, spoken word, film, visual arts, and soulful conversations taking place at the Glenville Arts Campus on Saturday, October 8, 2022. 


BLK JOY is organized and hosted by the Hough Youth Advisory Board with support from Twelve Literary Arts and Midtown Cleveland.

REGISTRATION FOR BLK JOY IS REQUIRED! 

Register on our Eventbrite page by clicking below:

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Time

Twelve House 

(1484 E. 105th Street)

Studio 105 

(1470 E. 105th Street)

ThirdSpace Action Lab (1464 E. 105th Street)

1:00pm

Film Screening: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony documentary film “Sons of St. Clair”

Line Dancing f/Line Dance Instructor & Choreographer “Butta” of 71 North Boyz

You Must Learn Panel Discusson hosted by Spread the Love Foundation

3:00pm

Soul Talk I

Hip-Hop Dance Exhibition/Battle hosted by the Hough Youth Advisory Board

Poetry Slam Competition hosted by Temple of Passions

5:00pm

Soul Talk II

The Black Poetic Society

Screening of short films by local filmmakers & panel discussion

7:00pm

Spades Competition

Zo! & Tall Black Guy f/Deborah Bond

Bid Whist Competition

9:00pm

Taj Mirage (1800-SOS + Patrick Graney)

DJ Red-I, Donnie Lynee, Esther Fitz, NginaFayola, and King Kalim + Open Mic

DJ Walk (of GUMBO)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Time

Twelve House 

(1484 E. 105th Street)

1:00pm

Film Screening: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony documentary film“Sons of St. Clair”

3:00pm

Soul Talk I

5:00pm

Soul Talk II

7:00pm

Spades Competition

9:00pm

Taj Mirage (1800-SOS + Patrick Graney)

Time

Studio 105 

(1470 E. 105th Street)

1:00pm

Line Dancing f/Line Dance Instructor & Choreographer “Butta” of 71 North Boyz

3:00pm

Hip-Hop Dance Exhibition/Battle hosted by the Hough Youth Advisory Board

5:00pm

The Black Poetic Society

7:00pm

Zo! & Tall Black Guy f/Deborah Bond

9:00pm

DJ Red-I, Donnie Lynee, Esther Fitz, NginaFayola, and King Kalim + Open Mic

Time

ThirdSpace Action Lab (1464 E. 105th Street)

1:00pm

You Must Learn Panel Discusson hosted by Spread the Love Foundation

3:00pm

Poetry Slam Competition hosted by Temple of Passions

5:00pm

Screening of short films by local filmmakers & panel discussion

7:00pm

Bid Whist Competition

9:00pm

DJ Walk (of GUMBO)

FUNDING PARTNERS

organizing partners

arts PARTNERs

Special thanks to City Councilpersons Kevin Conwell and Stephanie Howse.