YO MAMA’s Gyrating & Hydrating at Water Bar with Yo Mama! (Amoke Kubat) & Sylvia Williams - RSVP Here
Mothers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to gather at YO MAMA’s Water(ing) (W)hole — a Water Bar created by artist Amoke Kubat—to dance and hydrate their bodies while connecting with water sources and stories.
After working up a healthy sweat, mamas will sip and sample water from local taps, creating specialty drinks and “flavas” by adding juices, a variety of mints, fruits and vegetables to encourage more drinking of water for health and well-being. Mamas and other Water Tenders will also help to educate and engage one another on water issues like affordability, water quality and safety - posing questions such as: How safe is our tap water? Could Minneapolis become another Flint? How do mamas get children to drink more water at school? In the community? Bring your water stories and questions to this welcoming space for mothers and others who mother.
// About YO MAMA! Amoke Kubat//
Amoke Kubat is a ”Northsider for life” who has been involved in empowering mothers and families since 1987. She is a Yoruba Priestess, teacher, artist and writer who partners with community artists, activists and organizations to bridge African / African American culture and historical contributions into transformative actions and social equitable practices for healing and building sustainable families and communities. Learn more about Amoke and Yo Mama! Art of Mothering.
// About Program Partners //
This program is part of a pilot project organized by Water Bar & Public Studio and Freshwater, Tending Our Shared Waters, supported by a Stewardship Fund Grant from Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.