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Daughters of Yemaya: Spiritual Altar Making

About the program

Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East

Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL

Daily 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Location: Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East

Speakers: Kimberly Harmon/ Machete Mama, Andres L. Hernandez

In collaboration with ALWH’s Black  Girlhood Altar Exhibition, join Chicago-based educators and spiritual practitioners Andres Hernandez and Machete Mama for a conversation and workshop on Yemaya and altar making.


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The Black Girlhood Altar by A Long Walk Home. Photo: Tom Harris.

A Long Walk Home

Chicago, United States


A Long Walk Home is a Chicago-based national non-profit that cultivates the next generation of leaders committed to gender equity and racial justice.

Founded in 2003 by sisters Salamishah and Scheherazade Tillet, A Long Walk Home works with artists, students, activists, therapists, and community organizations and cultural institutions to elevate marginalized voices, facilitate healing, and activate social change.

Twenty years before #MeToo, A Long Walk Home emerged as a leading organization in the United States using black feminist justice approaches to combat gender violence and racism. A Long Walk Home has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Teen Vogue, and on MSNBC.


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Chicago Cultural Center


78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL


The Loop


The Chicago Cultural Center serves as one of the main exhibition venue sites for CAB 5, featuring projects from more than 80 participants from ten countries. 

Opened in 1897, the Chicago Cultural Center is a Chicago landmark building operated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and is home to free cultural exhibits and programming year-round.

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