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The recent events that are currently affecting us all have forced the KCC to close the doors and learn new ways to hold, support and continue to create community.
Please help us "keep the doors open" while we navigate these challenging and changing times.
Holding Space, Building Community
Hi and Welcome to KAMORA’S CULTURAL CORNER!
Over the last few years, Kamora’s Cultural Corner just happened…on my back porch, I live on a corner, it just happened.
From my own workshops and trainings and consultations, it became real; and in August of 2019 we moved into a physical space and did wonderful things.
In March 2020 we moved to Parkville and just as we were setting up new programming, COVID-19 changed everything.
Please help us continue to support local artists and creatives who have seen their income streams disappear by becoming a monthly Patreon donor at the $10 or $18 tier.
These tiers have been dedicated to supporting the artists and creatives who have created the beauty and magic of the KCC.
We approach cultural humility through a Black Queer perspective and create and navigate Brave Spaces with the intention of building and supporting organic community connections.
At Kamora’s Cultural Corner we meet you where you are in order to help facilitate the difficult conversations that far too many of us find are getting in the way of authentic relationships.
While all of our engagements are unique. Our core workshops focus on cultural humility, race and racism, diversity, inclusion, queer family dynamics and coming-out, all with an intersectional lens.
We work with individual, families, and other groups interested in being part of a society where we don’t share all of the same values and beliefs, but where we are all committed to a healthy and diverse society.
We will design the workshop or program that will facilitate the growth you are looking for or we might just have a conversation that will get you there.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please email: Kamora@Kamorasculturalcorner.com
KCC "Beautiful HUmans" Trans[cendant] Tee-Shirt
One of our most popular shirts, the KCC "Beautiful HUmans" Trans[cendant] t-shirt is as tried-and-true as they come. This tee is designed and custom-made by our Community Partner Brand HU Clothing. The shirt is made using 100% preshrunk cotton, it is taped shoulder-to-shoulder, has double-stitching throughout, and has a seamless rib at the neck. Beautiful HUmans is available in 5 colors (Black, White, Red, Sport Grey, and Royal Blue), you have the option of choosing the color of vinyl or leave it up to us. The shirt is 5.3 oz and is a classic, customer-favorite. Affordable, reliable, and timeless, the "Beautiful HUmans" t-shirt is where it’s at. Buy yours now!
100% preshrunk cotton Seamless rib at neck Taped shoulder-to-shoulder Double-needle stitching throughout Tear-away label Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease 7/8" collar Classic fit
This product is made on-demand. No minimums.
Our Individual Memberships allow you to get in where you fit in
Regular price $100.00
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Your Corporate or Non-profit membership will allow your corporation to participate in our community programming including workshops and activities that will lead to the creation of organic, inclusive environments that we will support. Depending on your membership level you will have opportunities for private consultations, use of meeting and activity space, custom trainings, monthly Cultural Humility conversations and regular group trainings.
Regular price $1,000.00
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What is cultural humility?
Cultural humility involves an ongoing process of self-exploration and self-critique combined with a willingness to learn from others. It means entering a relationship with another person with the intention of honoring their beliefs, customs, and values. It means acknowledging differences and accepting that person for who they are.
Why is your approach from a black queer perspective?
Because we are Black and queer. LOL, we are naming our approach as an Afrocentric Black and Queer approach in the understanding that the majority of community spaces are Eurocentric white cisgender heterosexual spaces, without the words attached.
Here at the KCC we name our approach because:
A) We’re proud of who we are, where we came from and how those paths shaped us.
B) As old current and emerging research (and every day observations) shows, not only do Black children thrive when cared for and educated by other Black folks, ALL students benefit from education provided by Black teachers.
C) We believe that all people can benefit from participating in and being exposed to new and diverse ways of being. In Black queer culture you will find love and acceptance and an understanding of extended family that extends beyond our queerness and through our Blackness. We’ve played with gender and sexuality since we’ve been and be it Mom’s Mabley or Bessie Smith or RuPaul or Billy Porter, we push the envelope beautifully and with style.
What do you mean by brave space?
Brave Space is where we need to be in order to do the real work of creating community. Safe spaces are necessary places of refuge and we see the KCC as providing that much of the time. However we are stepping into Brave Space by inviting all of the various individuals within our larger communities to come and engage with each other; to share ideas, beliefs and concepts with the understanding that other folks in the rooms and spaces that we create may have vastly different ideas and even core values. Brave Spaces allow us to challenge our own fundamental beliefs by listening to and engaging with other human beings.
Is Kamora's Cultural Corner a non-profit?
NO! The KCC is located in Hartford, CT; a mid-sized capital city with far too many state and federal buildings as well as churches and non-profits are exempt from property taxes. This is not a problem unique to our community, this is an issue for every capital city in our nation and we see the negative effects in our schools, in our infrastructure and in the dwindling city services. We could not, in good conscience come in and remove more property from the tax rolls while saying that we are supporting and building community.
Taxes in our capital city are extremely high, so we actively solicit sponsorships and donations. Please contact us if you are interested in discussing ways to help us support community without removing tax dollars from our community.
How does a membership benefit me and my community?
Welcome to practicing Brave Space! Membership at the KCC means having access to members only events created to being diverse cross-sections of humans together. It means supporting and receiving discounts and benefits from our community partners. It means strengthening the connections with our community partners.
Members get to engage with our community partners through book clubs, community meals and conversations and movies designed to further our work in strengthening community. The connections and collaborations that are already being created between our members and partners are beautiful, and we’re just getting started!