Description of Event

Open Mic & Self-Care Workshop for performers and community members of color centered around mental health and self-care awareness. 


Come out and share:

  • a song
  • a poem
  • a personal story
  • whatever else you can come up with!


It is our hope that this program will promote a culture that restores hope, encourages distressed communities to seek help, and builds resilience and connectedness among families and communities. 


Event Date: Friday, December 16th

Event Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

Location: East Side House Settlement   

210 Alexander Avenue

Bronx, NY 10454

 Bronx, NY 10454

About the Organizers


Darkness RISING Project is a mental health 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to help those in the Black community begin conversations with their family, coworkers, and friends about their mental health and emotional well being. We accomplish this by partnering with mental health providers and/or mental health educators to create events, seminars, and sessions where the intersection between mental health and the arts collide. 


Women Beyond Measures is an organization dedicated to the personal growth of women during the stages of motherhood. We provide women with the necessary skills and knowledge to overcome the changes motherhood can do within our lives. Our services cover a wide range of areas a woman may need support in. Our services include mental health support, job preparation, entrepreneur: brand development, faith support and personal development:life coaching.

Performer Sign-ups

All performers requiring audio for their performance will need to email Darkness RISING an audio file in advance or have the file ready on their own device (phone, tablet, iPad) in order to sign up to participate. 

Eventbrite link: Express Your SELF - Open Mic Showcase Tickets, Fri, Dec 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite


Performer Sign Up Link: Darkness RISING Project: Express Your SELF - Performers (

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