Novalia Launch Party
We are thrilled to officially launch the Novalia Collective! Thank you to those who came out to the Alena Museum in Oakland to show your support and encouragement. We are honored that you chose to spend your Saturday with us and hope you had a wonderful afternoon connecting and dreaming with other attendees. For those of you who were unable to come, we included an event recap.
Our event was held at the Alena Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission of providing critical safe spaces for the African Diaspora to express and cultivate their cultural identity in the face of gentrification. The beautiful space lent itself naturally to mingling and interacting with the art.
To encourage people to interact with the space and meet new folks, we held a social media scavenger hunt with fun prompts such as high-five a new friend, meet an Oakland native, and contribute an idea on the idea wall. The winner of the hunt will receive a free one-hour consultation with us!
Our attendance included a diverse mix of individuals from all over the Bay Area from a variety of different fields including community activists, artists, business owners, education leaders, engineers, non-profit professionals, and more.
To build a collective vision and evaluate collective barriers, we challenged our participants to imagine a world without any barriers and dream about what their life looks like in the immediate three months. Then, we took the time to discuss what might be holding them back and how they can begin to start tackling these barriers. Some of the major themes and barriers that came up were: time, money, and fear, all things that we can all relate to.
We would like to thank you for your interest and support. We hope to see you at an upcoming event. If you have any questions or ideas you would like to share, we would love to hear from you!