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Events

Upcoming Events

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Sat, Sep 25, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speak Ya Peace NC ($5 cover): Featuring Mama Makeda More info...

Speak Ya Peace NC returns to Sokoto House to reach hearts, minds, and create effective dialogue within our community through artful expression; one piece at a time.

Speak Ya Peace NC has created a safe space where artists, poets, writers, musicians, singers, comedians, dancers, mimes, visual artists, and all who have a message can be vulnerable and supported. The beauty to Speak Ya Peace involves transparency and an openness to creativity.

Special guest speaker: Mama Makeda

This event has a $5 cover. All ages welcome.

Sat, Oct 16, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3rd Annual Skarure Woccon Harvest Gathering More info...

Connect with your roots and get to know your family at the 3rd Annual Skarure Woccon Harvest Gathering, taking place this year at Sokoto House. Experience our food and culture; dancing, drumming and story telling; performances, raffles and FOOD! There's something for the whole family!

This is a ticketed event. For more information or to purchase tickets, head to the 3rd Annual Skarure Woccon Harvest Gathering Eventbrite page.

Concluded
2021 Cape Fear Community Racial & Health Equity Summit More info...

A multi-day summit on racial & health equity at Sokoto House. There were hour-long sessions on many topics. For the full list, see the Summit page. We had live music, movie screenings, food, vendors, and family fun!

Concluded
Speak Ya Peace NC More info...

A community event to reach hearts, minds, and create effective dialogue within our community through artful expression; one piece at a time.

Speak Ya Peace NC has created a safe space where artists, poets, writers, musicians, singers, comedians, dancers, mimes, visual artists, and all who have a message can be vulnerable and supported. The beauty to Speak Ya Peace involves transparency and an openness to creativity.

Photos from the event are available on our Gallery page!

Concluded
IATSE Stagehand Employment Presentation More info...

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 417 Organizing Steward, Hannah Funderburke, gave a presentation on job opportunities for Stagehands, which can include positions in Lighting, Audio, Instruments, Video/LEDwalls, etc. in the live entertainment industry. Hannah discussed the IATSE Union and Stagecraft in Wilmington, how is it different than the local film union, and about rates, wages, benefits, and conditions of the union and how to become a member.

Cancelled - reschedule TBD
Celebration of Love and Prayers for Our City More info...

A recent tragic event took two young lives in Wilmington, including Bri-yanna Emily Williams. Join Adrian Dixon and others at the Sokoto House in a gathering to give a message of hope and love for our city.home page. Also planned is live music, movie screenings, food, vendors, and family fun!

Hosted Events

The Sokoto House hosts a variety of events, some regular and some unique, but all to the benefit the participants, our community, and the free and healthy exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Take a look at our Gallery page to see photos from recent events!

Flyers for various events

The following are a few examples.

Ecology Project

Photo of the Ecology Project during setup

The Ecology Project included meet and greets, various local vendors, ecology activists, keynote speakers, and short films, as well as a Black Lives Matter solidarity and neighborhood cleanup march.

Free Community Markets

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These recurring events, organized by the Lowercase Leaders, feature an open market of donated goods that are all free to the community. Think of them as large yard sales where no money is needed.

Outdoor Movie

Photo of Wilmington on Fire outdoor screening

Lowercase Leaders held a free outdoor screening of Wilmington on Fire, a documentary about the 1898 Wilmington coup and its aftermath, as well as a Q&A session with the filmmaker, Chris Everett of Speller Street Films.

Nights of Renaissance

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Periodically, Sokoto House holds a Night of Renaissance, where people meet to experience and take part in sincere intellectual exchange, culture, art, music, and food. An open mic, healthy connections, and good vibes in a drug and alcohol-free environment are featured.

Audio services for many Sokoto House events is supplied by Keith Sweezy of Sweezy Sound Systems.

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