Andria Nacina Cole
July 26, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Rituals
part of a series on End
About the speaker
Andria Nacina Cole was raised in a house full of women and learned everything worth knowing about storytelling from their mouths. Lots of practice and careful study supplemented (a wee bit) by degrees in creative writing from Morgan State and Johns Hopkins Universities have helped her land short stories in Hamilton Stone Review, The Feminist Wire, Fiction Circus and Ploughshares, among others. Andria is the recipient of several Maryland State Arts Council awards, a Rubys Grants awardee and Baker Artist Awards finalist. In 2017, Baltimore City Paper named her Best Storyteller. She is co-founder and director of the critical reading and writing program A Revolutionary Summer, which exposes Black girls to Black women literary and artistic giants in an effort to push them headfirst into self-love.
Alpha Graphics has distinguished itself as the go-to print shop in Baltimore for more than four decades. We have a rich history in Charm City providing the highest quality customer service and product satisfaction. We are not a part of the franchise and we pride ourselves on being locally-owned and solely owned by a woman.
Cedar & Cotton is a new & vintage home furnishings company based in Southwest Baltimore City. We expertly curate, refurbish, and handcraft an eclectic mix of furniture, accessories & lighting. Our signature style mixes traditional with the unexpected, and often incorporates themes from nature, African prints, and metallic accents.
At Impact Hub Baltimore, we believe complex challenges will never be solved by one person or organization alone. We need to work together. That’s why we set out to build a thriving, diverse community where people collaborate across sectors, networks, and neighborhoods.
Local Color Flowers is a Baltimore-based floral design business. We create personalized arrangements and bouquets from fresh, seasonal, and sustainable flowers cultivated by local specialty growers. We are committed to responsible use of resources, supporting the local economy and promoting neighboring farms. We provide our clients an environmentally and socially conscious alternative when purchasing flowers.
Mera Kitchen Collective is a community-driven, food-based cooperative focused on empowerment of refugee and immigrant women by tapping into their passion for cooking, self-expression and creating community.
Like most small businesses Pangea Printing started as a hobby that grew beyond our imagination. From screen printing to laser engraving we’re always open to trying out new processes and techniques to get you what you’re looking for.
Rituals is a Baltimore based venue & bar focused on catering to the needs of the DIY scene, and programming that shows the diversity of POC in the arts. Rituals exists to showcase intersectionality as it’s main tenant.
Just as a vent moves air between spaces, our goal is to be a positive force, helping our customers, staff, coffee farmers, and our environment move toward balance. When something is out of balance, it’s only a matter of time before it falls. In our hiring practices and our coffee sourcing, we work to establish sustainable relationships supported by fair prices and wages.
Wight Tea Co handcrafts loose-leaf tea blends and curates Single-Estate teas in Baltimore, MD. 7 years apart, siblings Brittany and Joseph Wight found commonality and friendship through shared pots of tea at their parents’ dining room table. Since 2016 the siblings have been on a mission to educate others about good tea and to share their unique and flavorful blends.
We’re also pleased to share that Threshold Support Circle will be tabling at the event. Threshold Support Circle (TSC) provides a forum and resources to explore end-of-life issues and after-death care. They offer opportunities to discuss options, ask questions, learn new skills, and share stories of personal experience.
Additionally, artist Pablo M Machioli of Tic Toc World will have a piece for attendees to interact and participate with at the event.