Awakening XI: Underground

For the past 10 years, Enough Pie (EP) has hosted an AWAKENING to shine a creative light and awareness on key issues in the Upper Peninsula, some of which have been the inequities of flooding, transportation, and food deserts, to name a few. This year, EP is pleased to announce our eleventh annual series: AWAKENING: UNDERGROUND. The goal of this series is to illuminate and activate shared spaces that increase neighborhood cross communication and free-flowing movement throughout the Charleston peninsula. We aim to encourage authentic engagement and connection by providing time and space for gathering and shedding light on the darker recesses of our shared environments.

Now that Enough Pie has expanded our footprint to provide services and events for the entire Charleston peninsula, our project areas and neighborhood engagement have increased exponentially. Between February 1 – June 30, 2023, AWAKENING: UNDERGROUND will elevate the roots of our communities by honoring our commitment to our ancestors by preserving culture and elevating real-lived stories across the entire Charleston peninsula through the acts of creative place-making, storytelling, and artwork.

Potential Projects that engage our four core areas of work: Cultural Preservation, Social Justice, Environmental Justice, and Economic Justice:

  • Ancestral Storytelling across the Peninsula
  • FreeVerse, Murals, and Installations
  • Night Run/Walk (w/ silent dance party)
  • Mapping the Peninsula (Interactive)
  • Night Art Installation
  • Herbal Walk + Storytelling
  • Elder Fashion Show

Our goal is to create a talented team of steering committee members who will give feedback to EP STAFF, partner with us when appropriate, and help take this year’s AWAKENING to the next level. Often steering committee members make a donation – cash or in-kind – if there is an alignment between your business and mission, and EP’s AWAKENING. Synergy among partners and steering committee participants is important for AWAKENING to flourish.

This year’s Steering Committee members include the following people:

  • Selynne Ancheta
  • Abraham Champagne
  • Jacara Chas
  • Anjene Davis
  • Christina Joyce
  • Kailey Lass
  • Kate Ledbetter
  • Rajan Mistry
  • William Scott
  • Keith Smalls
  • Ruth Smith

Steering Committee commitment runs from January 2023 – June, 2023. We meet once per month on Wednesdays @ 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Ripple Coworking Space located in the Cigar Factory (701 East Bay Street, Suite 121). The first meeting occurred January 11th. The remaining meetings for 2023 are Wednesday, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7 so please mark your calendars!

We invite any and all forms of meaningful partnership including but not limited to: putting a collaboration together, helping out on kickoff or finale, a site for artwork or a concept for creation, etc. The commitment is at minimum 10 hours over 6 months – the sky’s the limit based on how involved you choose to be.

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